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2016

Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017


This exhibition presents a group of outstanding works from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, a museum that was founded in 1817 to showcase the collection of a Venetian art academy. Viewers are sure to enjoy this special opportunity to encounter a wide range of works by renowned masters such as Giovanni Bellini, Carpaccio, Tiziano, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

Giovanni Bellini, Madonnna col Bambino (Madonna dei Cherubini rossi), Gallerie dell' Accademia

THE PLAY since 1967: beyond unknown currents

October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017


This will be the first museum exhibition devoted solely to the work of THE PLAY, a group that has been active in the Kansai area since 1967. This one-of-a-kind band of artists has continued to perform actions without any lasting form for close to 50 years. These include floating down a river on a polystyrene raft, traveling around with a sheep, and waiting for lightning to strike. The exhibition will present the entire range of the group’s activities using printed matter, video documents, and life-size materials.

Documentary photography from THE PLAY VOYAGE: Happening In An Egg, August 1, 1968 off the southern coast of Kushimoto, Wakayama Photographed by Ishii Nobuo