TAKAHASHI COLLECTION Mindfulness！ 2016
Thursday, November 3rd 2016 (public holiday) to Sunday, January 22nd 2017
*Closed Tuesday, December 27th 2016, to Sunday, January 1st 2017
9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. (Last entry is at 4:30p.m.)
*The exhibition officially opens after the opening ceremony from 10:00a.m. on November 7th.
■ Admission fee
Presale ticket ￥900
General ￥1100 (￥880)
University student ￥800 (￥640)
High school student and younger Free
*Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more
*Free admission for those with yearly passes (￥2580)
*Free admission for those with Physical Disability Cards, Care Assistance Cards, Disability Cards, War Wounded Veteran Cards or A-Bomb Victim Health Cards, and 1 accompanying caregiver, as well as holders of Kochi City or Prefectural Senior Cards.
■ Organized by
The Museum of Art, Kochi and KOCHI SUN SUN BROADCASTING INC.
■ With support from
Kochi Prefectural Board of Education, Kochi City Board of Education,
The Kochi Shimbun, KCB Kochi Cable TV, FM Kochi and Kochi City FM.
■ With Special Support from
Ryutaro TAKAHASHI, Takahashi Collection, The Medical Corporation Kokoronokai
■ Planning cooperation by
Mayumi UCHIDA and Yayoi KOJIMA, N&A Inc.
The collection from one of Japan’s leading collectors of contemporary art, Ryutaro Takahashi, contains over 2500 pieces and is continuing to expand on a large scale. The “Neoteny Japan Takahashi Collection”, which was displayed in seven art museums across the country between 2008 and 2010, contained many indispensible works which provided an overview of Japanese contemporary art since the 1990s, and was recognized as an extremely important collection, both nationally and abroad. This time, the exhibition “Mindfulness! 2016” showcases those who have driven Japan’s contemporary art, beginning with the center point of Takahashi’s collection, Yayoi Kusama, and following on with a range of artists, from Tadanori Yokoo, Yasumasa Morimura, Katsura Funakoshi, to Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Makoto Aida and Tomoko Konoike. This includes artists who have a connection with Kochi Prefecture, from Sawako Goda, Chiharu Shiota and Kazuyuki Takezaki, to notable young artists, including Erina Matsui and Asami Kiyokawa, allowing you to savor the delights of Takahashi’s collection in an exhibition arrangement.
Alongside this we will introduce some new pieces from the ever growing Takahashi Collection which will be on display to the public for the first time at the Kochi exhibition.
Accompanying the exhibition is Ryutaro Takahashi’s strong desire for “Mindfulness! 2016”; “I want Japanese people, who have been huddled inside since the East Japan earthquake, to see this large scale exhibition and become joyful again through the energy found in the work of Japan’s artists.”
Commemorative Talk for the Opening of the Exhibition
Ryutaro Takahashi and Erina Matsui, an artist who has been receiving widespread attention as a result of her unique creations, will speak about the joy that is contemporary art.
Workshop from the artist Kazuyuki Takezaki
“Paint, Cut, be Reborn”
＊Instructor: Kazuyuki Takezaki (Artist from Susaki City in Kochi Prefecture, now living on Shodo-shima in Kagawa Prefecture.
Gallery Talk from the supervising curator
Date: Wednesday, November 23rd, Friday, December 23rd, Monday, January 9th (all national holidays)
＊ Mini gallery talk with English interpretation
Free childcare service from licensed persons
Date and time: Thursday, December 8th ~ Sunday, 11th 10:00~12:00, 13:30~15:30