Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan

The Japan Foundation is pleased to present Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan, an exhibition jointly organized by curators from Japan and Switzerland, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between these two countries. The event is scheduled to begin at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zürich, Switzerland in October, 2014, and then travelling to Poland and Germany.

With 14 participating artists, architects, and designers, the exhibition will consist of over 80 works including new site-specific works and large-scale installations. Logical Emotion, the title of which might seem to be paradox at first, introduces new aspects of Japanese contemporary art through its genre-breaking display of works that contain both logical and emotional elements.

Teppei Kaneuji: Photo of "White Discharge (Built-up Objects #10)"
Teppei Kaneuji
White Discharge (Built-up Objects #10), 2010
© the artist
Courtesy of ShugoArts

Kazunari Hattori: Photo of "Kazunari Hattori November 2010"
Kazunari Hattori
Installation view: Kazunari Hattori November 2010, Ginza Graphic Gallery, 2010
Photo: Mikiya Takimoto

Read an essay on the exhibition written by curator Kenjiro Hosaka in Wochi Kochi Magazine.


Curators Kenjiro Hosaka (Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)
Sabine Schaschl (Director/ Chief Curator, Museum Haus Konstruktiv)
Organizers The Japan Foundation, the participating museums
Participating Artists Noe Aoki, Koji Enokura, Kazunari Hattori, Akihisa Hirata, Ryoji Ikeda, Teppei Kaneuji, Yayoi Kusama (only in Switzerland and Germany), Taiji Matsue, Masayasu Mitsuke, Shinji Ogawa (only in Poland), Tatsuo Miyajima, Hiroshi Sugito, Go Watanabe, Yuichi Yokoyama
Dates October 2, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Venue Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Sponsored by Swiss International Air Lines
Supported by Culturescapes
Dates February 13 - April 26, 2015
Venue Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK
Curator Delfina Jałowik (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK)
Dates May 22 - July 26, 2015
Venue Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)
Curator Wolfgang Büche (Curator, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale))

Akihisa Hirata: Photo of "perspective for Ham"
Akihisa Hirata
perspective for Häm, 2014

Taiji Matsue: Photo of "JP-22 03"
Taiji Matsue
JP-22 03, 2006
Courtesy of TARO NASU

Tatsuo Miyajima: Photo of "Life (Corps sans Organes) No.17"
Tatsuo Miyajima
Life (Corps sans Organes) No.17, 2013
© Tatsuo Miyajima and Lisson Gallery

Yayoi Kusama: Photo of "LOVE IS CALLING"
Yayoi Kusama
© Yayoi Kusama
Courtesy of David Zwirner, Victoria Miro Gallery, Ota Fine Arts, Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.

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