Messages – Takahashi Collection

September 09, 2015

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Exhibition Planning, Curation & Coordination

Contemporary art collector and psychiatrist Takahashi Ryutaro has amassed a collection of more than 2,000 items since 1997. “Messages” showcased a wide range of paintings, videos, and sculptural works, including invaluable early works by Kusama Yayoi and works by leading Japanese contemporary artists of the 1990s and 2000s̶a long list that includes Nara Yoshitomo and Murakami Takashi as well as Chim↑Pom, Kasetsu, and teamLab. The exhibition highlighted the diverse messages of these artists, whose works are an acute reflection of our times. A symposium on contemporary art titled “Communicating by Contemporary Art: Art Museums as the New Cultural Base in the City” was also held during the exhibition, leading to animated discussion on contemporary art and the challenges faced by art museums. OFFICIAL WEBSITE [Artists] Makoto Aida Chim↑Pom Izumi Kato Kasetsu Tomoko Konoike Mikiko Kumazawa Yayoi Kusama Takashi Murakami Yoshitomo Nara Tsuyoshi Ozawa Nobuaki Takekawa teamLab Akira Yamaguchi Kenji Yanobe and more [Basic Information] Period: September 19, 2015 - January 11, 2016 Venue: Towada Art Center