Past Exhibitions

  • June 19 – September 24, 2018

Takiguchi Shuzo and the Artists Who Captivated Him

Primarily from the Museum Collection

Takiguchi Shuzo, Decalcomania

 The art critic and poet Takiguchi Shuzo is known for introducing Surrealism to Japan and for supporting young artists through his criticism. Takiguchi also created a large body of art, including drawings and decalcomanias. In this small exhibit, we present 13 of Takiguchi’s works along with some by artists who attracted his interest. This is not, however, a Surrealist exhibition. Instead, we have assembled these works in order to focus on the way in which the artists dealt with “objects.” Their approaches were highly varied. Some artists removed objects from an everyday context and used them to fire the imagination, while others simply reexamined the wonder of the object’s existence. As you consider what might have drawn Takiguchi to these diverse works, try to experience them through his eyes. You might also ruminate on the things, which lie beyond words, that he was attempting to express in his own work.


Takiguchi Shuzo and the Artists Who Captivated Him List

Gallery 4 (2nd floor)

June 19 – September 24, 2018

10:00 – 17:00 (10:00 – 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
MOMAT Collection and Gallery 4 open until 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays during Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space (June 19 – September 17)
*Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
※Closed on Mondays (except July 16, September 17 and 24), July 17 and September 18 →See also Monthly Calendar
Adults ¥500 (400)
College and university students ¥250 (200)
*The price in brackets is for the group of 20 persons or more. All prices include tax.
Free for high school students, under 18, seniors( 65 and over ), Campus Members, MOMAT passport holder.
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*Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
*Members of the MOMAT Corporate Partners are admitted free with their staff ID.
Evening Discount (From 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adults ¥300
College and university students ¥150
*Admission free for college and university students from 17:00 on Fridays and Saturdays between June 19 and September 17.
Free Admission Days:
Collection Gallery and Gallery 4
Free on the first Sunday of each month (July 1, August 5 and September 2).
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

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CLOSED today

July 16, 2019 (Tue)