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*Collection 2: The 1980s Zeitgeist as a Point of Departure*

November 3, 2018 ― January 20, 2019

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In the West, the 1980s are remembered as an era marked by a renewed interest in painting.
In general terms, artists focused on reconsidering issues such as expression, interpretation, and production. With paintings of the '80s as a starting point, this edition of the collection exhibition approaches these topics from an even wider perspective.

List of Works (Japanese/English, PDF:292KB)
List of Works (Chinese/Korean, PDF:298KB)

  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka
  • Sponsored by Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts


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Kimiyo Mishima, Box CG-86, 1986
The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Chie Matsui, LABOUR-4, 1993
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
© Chie Matsui
Photograph by Kazuo Fukunaga

Masakazu Horiuchi,Uvula and Nostrils, 1965/76
The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Michio Fukuoka, Nothing to Do, 1999
The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Natsuko Sakamoto, Stairway, 2016 The National Museum of Art, Osaka
© Natsuko Sakamoto Courtesy of URANO, ANOMARY


Opening Hours

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


Mondays (except Dec. 24, Jan. 14) and Dec. 25, Dec. 28–Jan. 4, Jan. 15.

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.

Night discount on 17:00-20:00 Fridays and 17:00-20:00 Saturdays.
Adults: 250 yen, university students: 70 yen.
Free admission days: Nov. 3, Nov.17, Nov.18, Dec 1, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019.

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