Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters

This exhibition introduces the work of ten artists who explored a wide range of possibilities through prints and expanded the range of expression in contemporary art using the print medium in the 1970s. Rather than focusing on specialists who are considered to have shaped the history of contemporary Japanese prints, the exhibition deals with prints by painters who drew on trends in contemporary art and attempts to reassess the existing history of contemporary Japanese prints.

Curated by
Kyoji Takizawa (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts)

Exhibiting artists (exhibit order)
Masanari Murai, Toshinobu Onosato, Yasukazu Tabuchi, Yayoi Kusama, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Hitoshi Nakazato, Tomoharu Murakami, Naoyoshi Hikosaka, Kosai Hori, and Toeko Tatsuno

February 27 - March 15, 2020
Museo de los Niños (San Jose, Costa Rica)

October 29 - November 22, 2019
Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of the Republic (Montevideo, Uruguay)

June 28 - September 15, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca (Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico)

April 11 - June 7, 2019
Exposition Room of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Medellin (Medellin, Colombia)

February 14 - March 30, 2019
Fundación TEXO para el Arte Contemporáneo (Asuncion, Paraguay)

November 1 - 25, 2018
Torre Malakoff (Recife, Brazil)

September 18 - October 14, 2018
Justice Palace (Manaus City, Brazil)

August 10 - September 2, 2018
Parana Museum (Curitiba, Brazil)

July 4 - 28, 2018
Post Office Cultural Center (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

May 24 - June 24, 2018
Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

January 10 - March 29, 2018
The Japan Foundation, Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

December 1 – 21, 2017
Atelier Circulaire (Montreal, Canada)

September 28 – October 21, 2017
Museum Forma (San Salvador, El Salvador)

July 20 – August 20, 2017
National Museum of Fine Arts of Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

May 18 – June 6, 2017
Panama Contemporary Art Museum (Panama City, Panama)

Photo: Masanari Murai, Sun and Bird
Masanari Murai, Sun and Bird, 1973

Photo: Yasukazu Tabuchi, Hill in Spring
Yasukazu Tabuchi, Hill in Spring,1983

Photo: Hitoshi Nakazato, The Series, Homage to Sengai with Color "A", 1989
Hitoshi Nakazato, The Series, Homage to Sengai with Color "A", 1989

Photo: Naoyoshi Hikosaka, The record of the Flood Ⅲ
Naoyoshi Hikosaka, The record of the Flood Ⅲ, 1989

Photo: Toshinobu Onosato, SILK 6
Toshinobu Onosato, SILK 6, 1967

Photo: Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Breathing - The Sound of the Front I
Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Breathing - The Sound of the Front I, 1979

Photo: Tomoharu Murakami, Untitled
Tomoharu Murakami, Untitled, 1988

Photo: Kosai Hori, Hot Wind I
Kosai Hori, Hot Wind I, 1984

Photo: Toeko Tatsuno, July-3-89
Toeko Tatsuno, July-3-89, 1989

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