Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Contacts

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Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Contacts

4-1-1 Miyoshi
135-0022 Tokyo
September 27th, 2014 - January 4th, 2015

Temporarily CLOSED for renovations


To commemorate the museum's twentieth anniversary in fiscal year 2014, we will hold special exhibitions divided into three stages.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's permanent exhibition, the "MOT Collection," presents exhibitions based on our collection of our approximately 4,700 works. To show the power and appeal of post-war contemporary artworks from many angles, MOT organizes a collection exhibition each term under different themes. This term, MOT will hold the second of three special collection exhibitions marking its twentieth anniversary. Under the theme, "Contacts," the exhibition will throw light on the varying points of connection that exist between different artworks.

The museum's Collection covers many art genres and periods, from important works of postwar art to recent trends of work by young artists. Hence, a distinguishing feature is the wide range of art encounters it offers, all in one location. This time, MOT will give play to this feature and consciously combine artworks of different generations, domains of activity, and technical methods, so as to create an exhibition of unique character only possible in the spaces of this museum.

Although born from the specific conditions of their time or geographical location, the artworks possess unlimited potential for rediscovery. This exhibition, by setting up "contacts" between artworks of different eras and genres, will allow viewers to notice many important points about them. In this way, visitors to the exhibition will experience the power latent in individual works of art and be exposed to the meaning of the museum's collection.

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