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AIDA Makoto and O JUN @ MOT Collection Special Exhibition

AIDA Makoto and O JUN will present work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT)’s forthcoming Collection Exhibition.
‘Stage One’ of “Twentieth Anniversary Special MOT Collection Exhibition: Chronicle 1995−” focuses on the time period surrounding 1995, the year when the Museum first opened.
  • AIDA Makoto
  • Tamayura (Moment) (War Picture Returns)
  • 1999
  • a pair of two-panel sliding screens, hinges, hemp, acrylic, oil
  • 169x169cm each
MOT Collection Special Exhibition for the 20th Anniversary of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo:
Chronicle 1995 −

Saturday 7th June - Sunday 31st August 2014

Closed on Mondays (NB on Monday 21st July the museum will be open, and closed on the next day Tuesday 22nd July instead)
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (open until 21:00 on Fridays, except for Friday 7/11)
* Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
Venue: MOT Permanent Collection Exhibition Rooms, 1F and 3F
Entry: General 500円 / University students 400円 / High school students and those aged 65 and above 250円 / Middle school students and younger have free entry

From the MOT website:
“1995, when the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo first opened its doors, was the year of the Great Hanshin Earthquake and the Aum Tokyo Subway Attack, and it is often pointed out that throughout the years following the collapse of the bubble economy and the ensuing social unease, this year marked a critical juncture in Japan's cultural flow that continues to the present day. In the field of contemporary art new works are continuously being born, the infrastructure to support them is gradually becoming established and it is possible to look at this year as being a turning point. The exhibition will be organized in two sections; the first will look at what happened in 1995 using the museum's collect ions and introducing the museum's opening exhibition to further analyze this period of time. The second section will look at the expression of artists who began their activities subsequent to 1995, introducing a summary of the museum's young artist collection. Presenting a bird's-eye view starting from 1995, we will trace the museum's twenty years of the activities while presenting a perspective from which to consider the continuing scene.”

Participating Artists: Takashi Homma, Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Makoto Aida, Kenji Yanobe, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, O JUN, Takanobu Kobayashi, Shinro Ohtake, Yoshitomo Nara, Tamu Ochiai, Naofumi Maruyama, Shimabuku, Eri Takayanagi, Kazuhiko Hachiya, Tatsuo Miyajima, and others.

★Related Event:★
A three-person artists’ talk: “1995 War Picture RETURNS, Tokyo University of the Arts Consultation, Mega Diary, and…”
Speakers: Aida Makoto, Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Hachiya Kazuhiko

Saturday 5th July 2014 14:00-16:00 (entry from 13:30)

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, 2F Auditorium
Audience limited to a maximum of 200 people (*from 12:00, numbered tickets will be distributed from the event venue entrance.)
Entrance to the talk event is free of charge (however, you must present your ticket to the MOT Collection show.)