I am thrilled that 4 of my photographs are in the “No Museum, No Life? －Art-Museum Encyclopedia to Come” that opened on the 16th in Tokyo at the National Museum of Modern Art. The show runs from June 16th to September 13th.
It consists of about 170 pieces of work from the collections of the National Museums of Art (The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo / The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto / The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo / The National Museum of Art, Osaka / National Art Center, Tokyo).
This is only the second exhibition from the collections of the five national museums of art. The show will present a cross-sectional selection of works dating from before Christ to the present around the thirty five keywords from A to Z inspired by art-museum activities. While allowing the visitors to appreciate unexpected combinations of art works, the show will aim to provide an opportunity to think about concepts of “art museum” itself.
My photographs are from the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Osaka where I had my solo exhibition “Meditations on the Body,” curated by Akiko Kasuya.
I really want to see the exhibit and how my photographs are shown, so I’m going to Japan in early September!
It’s been about ten years since I was in Japan and I have many people I am looking forward to seeing.
And I’ll be writing about it here.