Special Exhibitions 2016-17

Jacques Henri Lartigue: Capturing Moments of Joy

Dany, Michon et Bobby, Club de Friborg, Cannes, mai 1936
Photographie Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de la Culture - France/AAJHL

Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was a French photographer who took pictures continually from a young age, remaining a dedicated amateur throughout his long life. His photos presenting unique perspectives, born out of his insatiable inquisitiveness, and showing the happy figures of his family and friends, convey the distinctive world of an artist who constantly strove to capture the magic of photography and the joy of life.

Tue., April 5 – Sun., May 22

Adults: 1,000 yen
High school and university students: 800 yen

Yuji Takeoka: From a Pedestal into Space

Seven Pedestals, 2011
Photograph by Achim Kukulies, Düsseldorf

Yuji Takeoka (1946-) is a Düsseldorf-based, internationally active artist who took as his point of departure the pedestals on which sculptures are placed, producing works on this theme and developing a style that investigates the role of space in the display of objects. This exhibition is being held concurrently at the Tōyama Memorial Museum (in Saitama Prefecture), where the artists has created an exhibition plan that utilies the Japanese-style architecture of the former Tōyama residence, recognized as a cultural asset.

Sat., July 9 – Sun., September 4

Adults: 1,000 yen
High school and university students: 800 yen

New Vision Saitama 5: The Emerging Body

Koji NakazonoKoji Nakazono, Untitled, 2014-15
© Koji Nakazono, Courtesy of Tomio Koyama GALLERY

The fifth edition of New Vision Saitama, an ongoing series of exhibitions focusing on currently active artists with a connection to Saitama, this show presents new and recent works by seven younger artists born in the 1980s. These artists’ practices involve engaging with the outside world through their own bodies and conveying these experiences and sensations in various media and styles. Their works offer a compelling picture of their generation’s sensibilities, and of future directions for art.

Sat., September 17 – Mon., November 14 (Saitama Residents' Day)

Adults: 1,100 yen
High school and university students: 880 yen

Cubism in Japan: Picasso’s Impact

吉仲太造《生きもの H》1955年Taizo Yoshinaka, Organism H, 1955
Itabashi Art Museum

At the dawn of the 20th century, Picasso and others developed Cubism, which geometrically dismantled and reconfigured its subjects. This revolutionary style was enthusiastically adopted by artists in prewar Japan. After World War II, artists were impacted by Picasso’s works such as Guernica, and Cubist principles were again applied in a wide range of works of art. This exhibition explores the development of Cubism in Japan from the Taisho period (1912-1926) to the immediate postwar years.

Wed., November 23 (nat. hol.) – Sun., January 29

Adults: 1,100 yen
High school and university students: 880 yen

Posters of A.M. Cassandre: A Graphic Revolution

France-based A.M. Cassandre (1901-68) was one of the 20th century’s most influential graphic designers. The dynamic posters Cassandre created in the 1920s and 1930s were a highly innovative presence on urban streets and had a significant impact on subsequent advertising art. Showcasing some of his best-known works, this exhibition traces the poster art of Cassandre, who sought to create compelling collisions between cities and advertising.

Sat., February 11 (nat. hol.) – Sun., March 26

Adults: 1,000 yen
High school and university students: 800 yen

MOMAS Collection 2016-17

The first part of the collection exhibition runs from Sat., April 16 to Sun., July 10.

Selections: Monet, Picasso, and Others

Re-Presentation: Images Inherited, Images Created

Exploring repurposing, quotation, homages, and other modes of image appropriation in the context of art history.

Prints by Komura Settai

The second part of the collection exhibition runs from Sat., July 16 to Sun. October 16

Selections: Utrillo, Saeki, and Others

Nihonga Painting in Saitama: From Modern to Contemporary

The Hosun Years

Presenting the world of the late Meiji-era art and literature magazine Hosun, through works by related artists and historical materials.

The third part of the collection exhibition runs from Sat., October 22 to Sun., January 15

Selections: Delvaux, Q-Ei, and Others

Between Painting and Sculpture

Hashimoto Masayuki: Sunlight Penetrating Fruit, Past and Future

Will this year see the ever-popular public park sculpture grow even further? Catch a glimpse of the work’s future development through concept drawings by the artist.

The fourth part of the collection exhibition runs from Sat., January 21 to Sun., April 16

Selections: Foujita, Pascin, and Others

Modern Nihonga Painting

Special Feature: Furukawa Yoshishige

Tanigawa Koichi: Jazz

Artist Project #2.01: Saito Haruka

Memory, nature, time: various perspectives that coexist in our world are explored through painting and installation.

Sat., February 11(nat. hol.) to Sun., March 26