Nostalgia and Fantasy: Imagination and Its Origins in Contemporary Art

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

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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.

  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts
  • With the assistance of : Panasonic Corporation, JATO, Reytec, ULTRA FACTORY, Kyoto University of Art and Design, CHIZU SEKIYU Co., Ltd.


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Hashizume Sai. Chloris. 2011. Private collection.
courtesy of imura art gallery. Photo by Ken KATO.

Yokoo Tadanori. A Requiem of Memory. 1994. courtesy of the artist.

Karasawa Hitoshi. Collapse. (from 'After the Deluge' ). 1998/2009/2011. Collection of The National Museum of Art, Osaka.


Opening Hours

10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30), Fri. until 19:00 (last admission 18:30).


Mondays and July 22 (except July 21, August 11, September 15).

Admission Fee

Adults : 900 Yen (600 Yen)
University students : 500 Yen (250 Yen)

  • * Including "Collection 1".
  • * Prices in parentheses indicate discount offered to groups of 20 or more.
  • * Children (up to High school students), senior citizens(over 65), disabled people with one attendant: Free.
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