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

2023 first semester Moldova *TBC

2022 second semester Saudi Arabia *TBC

2022 second semester Bahrain *TBC

June 14 - July 7, 2022
The Galleria – South Atrium, Level G (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

February 3 - March 6, 2022
Kaunas Picture Gallery (Kaunas, Lithuania)

November 16 - December 4, 2021
Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia)

August 17 - September 11, 2021
Botswana National Museum (Gaberone, Botswana)

May 7 -June 18, 2021
Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome (Rome, Italy)

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)

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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