[Exhibition]Upcoming Exhibitions

Sat. 16 September - Thu. 28 September, 2017

20th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL Exhibition of Award-winning Works Gallery1-4

Sat. 14 October - Sun. 24 December, 2017

Rhythm in Monochrome | Korean Abstract Painting Gallery1&2

Korean abstract painting is a genre unique to Korea, absorbing new approaches to abstract painting that emerged in the West during the 1950s, but embodying the spirit of the East. In particular, the Dansaekhwa (monochrome painting) movement born in 1970s Korea was a significant development on a par with the Mono-ha and Gutai movements in Japan. Dansaekhwa was the subject of a major exhibition at Venice in 2015, and international appreciation of this movement is growing rapidly, as demonstrated by higher and higher hammer prices around the world.
Korean abstract art is one of the core themes of the Terada Collection of Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. The gallery has been donated such paintings from the collector TERADA Kotaro ever since its establishment, and now has one of the most substantial collections in Japan. Inspired by the recent popularity of Korean abstract painting, the gallery has put together an exhibition based on its collection and augmented by works loaned by other collectors. The exhibition provides a comprehensive look at these paintings, revealing their rich combination of tranquillity and liveliness.

LEE UfanFrom Line1976photo: SAITO Arata

LEE Ufan
From Line
photo: SAITO Arata

From the Terada collection 060
Reminiscing NAMBATA Tatsuoki Gallery3&4

project N 69
MIKAME Reina 4F corridor

Sat. 13 January - Sun. 25 March, 2018

TANIKAWA Shuntaro (provisional title) Gallery1&2

Tanikawa Shuntaro made a striking debut in 1952 with his anthology of poems entitled Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude. His upbeat, unencumbered style steered away from sentimentality and despair, resonating with the hearts and minds of Japanese people as they attempted to redefine their lives and way of living after the war. Tanikawa went on to become famous for writing the lyrics for the Astro Boy theme song, his translations of The Songs of Mother Goose and the Peanut Books comics that feature Snoopy and other characters, his screenplay for the Tokyo Olympiad movie and his collaborations with Takemitsu Toru and other musicians. Now 85 years old, his fresh and vibrant language continues to gel with the feelings of his readers, conjuring up pictures of his daily life as an ordinary member of Japanese society.
In addition to introducing the wide range of Tanikawa’s work, this exhibition examines documents and items from his childhood, looking at his relationships with friends and his favourite music and collections in an attempt to explore the origins of his life as a poet. The exhibition also showcases Tanikawa’s current work by presenting new poems written for the occasion and the results of collaborations with musician Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) and interface designer Nakamura Yugo. Above all, it provides an opportunity to re-discover yourself through the words of Tanikawa Shuntaro.

photo: FUKAHORI Mizuho

photo: FUKAHORI Mizuho

From the Terada collection 061
The Old Familiar Scene (provisional title) Gallery3&4

project N 70


  • Sun 20 Aug, 2017
    Open from 11:00 to 19:00

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Sat 08 Jul - Sun 03 Sep, 2017