Past Exhibition Special Exhibition

Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers



Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery

About the Exhibition

What kind of relationship is there between the photography, film, video works in contemporary art and cinema, both viewed through the same technical equipment camera? How have the contemporary artists using film regarded “cinema” as the archive of the image and the story? Reading Cinema, Finding Words: Art after Marcel Broodthaers will focus on artistic presentations using photograph, film, video in reference to “cinema” since the end of 1960s to the present.

Many contemporary artists are getting to show great interests in the cinema historically or technically, and many works referring to the films in the past have been produced in order to express their ways of understanding about the work or a perspective about the world as a whole. As setting Cinéma Modèle (1970) by Marcel Broodthaers as a key work to consider how the museum of modern art could deal with cinema in the current situation, this exhibition will address the issues such as “relationship between image and text (narrative)”, “translation”, “reading the archive”, “fiction and reality”, “still and moving image” through the works of the following artists: Marcel Broodthaers, Cindy Sherman, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dayanita Singh, Ana Torfs, Miwa Yanagi, Anri Sala, Eric Baudelaire, Koki Tanaka, Ming Wong, Akram Zaatari.

About Artists

  • Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)
  • Cindy Sherman (b.1954)
  • Isaac Julien (b.1960)
  • Dayanita Singh (b.1961)
  • Pierre Huyghe (b.1962)
  • Ana Torfs (b.1963)
  • Dominigue Gonzales-Foerster (b.1965)
  • Akram Zaatari (b.1966)
  • Yanagi Miwa (b.1967)
  • Ming Wong (b.1971)
  • Eric Baudelaire (b.1973)
  • Anri Sala (b.1974)
  • Tanaka Koki (b.1975)

Hours & Admissions


Art Museum Special Exhibition Gallery




10:00-17:00 (Friday is 10:00-20:00)


Mondays (except May 5) and May 7, 2014


Adults: ¥850 (600)
College and university students: ¥450 (250)

*Including the admission fee for After the Quake–Thinking About Tohoku Ⅲ, MOMAT Collection.
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more.
*All prices include tax.
*Free for high school students and under 18.
*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.


The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
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