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ANDREAS GURSKY

February 1 (Sat.) - May 11 (Sun.), 2014

This long-awaited exhibition marks the first Japanese solo show by the master of contemporary photographer Andreas Gursky (born in German in 1955). Consisting of about 50 works, this overview of Gursky's career (he began by studying with Bernd and Hilla Becher) extends from his early efforts, including some that were shot in Japan such as Kamiokande and Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Collection 4: 100 Years of Contemporary Art
Kwak Duck-Jun: The Paintings of the 1960s

February 1 (Sat.) - May 11 (Sun.), 2014

This exhibit includes the first public display of Alberto Giacometti’s (1901-1966) painting Man (1956), a work that was recently acquired by the museum.
Kwak Duck-Jun (born in Kyoto in 1937), an important contemporary artist representing postwar Japan, brought a unique perspective to the paintings he created in the 1960s.

Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art

May 27 (Tue.) - September 15 (Mon.,Holiday), 2014

With the unusual combination of nostalgia and fantasy as a theme, this exhibition introduces a wide range of works by artists (nine individuals and one group) who are acclaimed for evolving their own unique realms of imagery: Yokoo Tadanori, Kitatsuji Yoshihisa, Karasawa Hitoshi, Tanada Koji, Yodogawa Technique, Suto Yukiko, Yamamoto Keisuke, Konishi Toshiyuki, Kobashi Yosuke, and Hashizume Sai.

Collection 1

May 24 (Sat.) - September 15 (Mon.,Holiday), 2014

The National Museum of Art, Osaka primarily collects works of Japanese and Western art dating from 1945 to the present, some which are related to specific trends. In this exhibition, we introduce a group of works from our collection, centering on recent acquisitions.

Jean Fautrier

September 27 (Sat.) - December 7 (Sun.), 2014

Through his use of unique textures created with thick layers of paint and sharp lines, Jean Fautrier(1898-1964) became a groundbreaking figure in Art Informel, a movement that led to the emergence of abstract expression in postwar France. This much-anticipated exhibition, the first devoted solely to Fautrier’s work ever held in Japan, marks the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death. Including his Otages (Hostages) series, the event will present over 100 of Fautrier’s paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Collection 2

September 27 (Sat.) - December 7 (Sun.), 2014

The National Museum of Art, Osaka primarily collects works of Japanese and Western art dating from 1945 to the present, some which are related to specific trends. In this exhibition, we introduce a group of works from our collection, centering on recent acquisitions.

Fiona Tan - Terminology

December 20 (Sat.), 2014 - March 22 (Sun.), 2015

Fiona Tan (born in Indonesia in 1966) is an Amsterdam-based video artist. She made her debut with a work in which she explored her own lineage and symbolically expressed the concept of cultural pluralism. In recent years, Tan has developed a world of moving images, based on the relationship between memory and place, which flits back and forth between fact and fiction.

Collection 3

December 20 (Sat.), 2014 - March 22 (Sun.), 2015

The National Museum of Art, Osaka primarily collects works of Japanese and Western art dating from 1945 to the present, some which are related to specific trends. In this exhibition, we introduce a group of works from our collection, centering on recent acquisitions.