[Announcement]Two Japanese art exhibitions to open concurrently in Germany and Poland this autumn!
Japan Foundation launches overseas exhibitions for the first time since July 2020

December 1 2021

This autumn, the Japan Foundation (JF) is pleased to present two exhibitions of Japanese art in Germany and Poland.

The movement of people and goods across national borders remains restricted due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the JF’s cultural exchange projects, which strongly emphasize interpersonal interaction, have also been greatly affected. Now, however, we are happy to be offering exhibitions of Japanese art in these two countries, while taking sufficient measures to prevent the spread of contagion. These will be the first full-fledged overseas exhibitions organized by the JF in nearly a year and a half.

It is our most heartfelt hope that these exhibitions will be held safely and smoothly, and that the exhibitions will make positive contributions on the world’s path back to normality as many people in both countries directly experience Japanese culture through the artworks on view.

An outline of the two exhibitions follows. We will be most grateful if your media organization covers these events. Thank you for your attention.


1. Rimpa feat. Manga

November 24, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich, Germany
The Japan Foundation, Museum Fünf Kontinente
Hosomi Yoshiyuki
Hosomi Museum

image of Rimpa feat. Manga
Poster of the exhibition Rimpa feat. Manga

2. Between Collectivism and Individualism - Japanese Avant-Garde of the 50s and 60s

November 25, 2021 – March 13, 2022
Zachęta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
The Japan Foundation, Zachęta - National Gallery of Art
Maria Brewińska (Curator, Zachęta - National Gallery of Art)
Exhibition Committee:
Mizusawa Tsutomu, Momiyama Masao, Mohri Naoko, Makino Yuji
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama; Takamatsu Art Museum; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

image of Between Collectivism and Individualism
Poster of the exhibition Between Collectivism and Individualism

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