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The Greatest Story Ever Told ―The Collection curated by Ryan Gander

April 29 – July 2, 2017

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Using the instinctive human ability to think in terms of comparisons as a basic premise, the artist Ryan Gander will introduce works from the museum collection in pairs. While displaying a physical resemblance, the numerous pairs, derived from different genres and eras, will provide us with a host of new perspectives. They will also illustrate the fact that contemporary art does not rely on the abilities of an individual person, but is instead based on a body of common knowledge.

List of Works (Japanese/English, PDF:507KB)
List of Works (Chinese/Korean, PDF:507KB)

  • Organizer: The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • With the Sponsorship of: Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts


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Left: Daniel BUREN, Peinture aux formes variables, 1965, The National Museum of Art, Osaka
©ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo, 2017 C1391

Right: Shiro FUKAZAWA, Window-74-A, 1974, The National Museum of Art, Osaka


Opening Hours

10:00-17:00 (10:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.


Mondays except May 1, 2017.

Admission Fee

Adults: 430 (220) yen
University students: 130 (70) yen

  • *( ) admission for groups of more than 20 people.
  • * Admission free for visitors under 18 years old, senior (65 and over) and mentally or physically disabled people with one attendant.
  • * Free admission days: Apr 29, May 6,20, Jun 3, Jul 1, 2017.
  • * Night discount
    17:00-20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays
    Adults: 430 -> 250 yen
    University students: 130 -> 70 yen
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