Genichiro Inokuma
Cats

Date: 13 June 2015 - 23 September 2015 / Open Everyday
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to the exhibition "Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days" and Permanent Collection.
Cats were a motif Genichiro Inokuma (1902-93) felt a particular fondness for. Both he and his wife liked cats, and at one time, they kept a dozen cats in their house. Living with cats around him every day, Inokuma naturally came to view them with an artist’s eye. This exhibition will look at Inokuma’s cat pictures from varying perspectives, such as style, technique, and how he combines cats with other motifs.
Genichiro Inokuma, Title Unknown, around 1987
©The MIMOCA Foundation

Martino Gamper 
100 Chairs in 100 Days

Date: 13 June 2015 - 23 September 2015
Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes prior to closing time.)
*Open until 20:00 on 13 June
Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to the exhibition "Genichiro Inokuma: Cats" and Permanent Collection.
Martino Gamper (born 1971 in Italy, resides in London), known for his crossovers between fine art and design, came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days (2007), for which he culled disused chairs from London alleyways and friends' homes and reassembled them one per day into poetic, often humorous forms. Drawing upon the history of furniture yet altogether unique and original improvisations, he has toured 99 chairs around the globe, always creating another 100th chair in each new location. So for this exhibition, he will create a yet-unveiled 100th chair from a find here in Marugame. Working within self-imposed parametres — found materials, structures, designs and a single day — Gamper's 100 chairs showcase his wit and experiments in transforming limitations into elements of possibility. Transcending mere design and function, Gamper's unprecedented methodology lets us glimpse the stories hidden within things.
Installation View: Triennale Design Museum, Milano, 2009
Photo: Åbäke/ Martino Gamper

Genichiro Inokuma—Sharing Our Impressions and Coming to Like Him Upcoming

Date: Sat. 3 Oct 2015 - Sun. 6 Dec 2015
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time) Open Everyday
Genichiro Inokuma (1902-93) enjoyed drawing pictures since childhood and painted prolifically with great energy until just before his death at the age of 90. His works, many of which surprise the viewer, are brimming with a cheerfulness that makes us smile, an aspect perhaps reflecting his strong curiosity and his ability to thoroughly enjoy himself, no matter what he did. This exhibition features works ranging from childhood sketches to large-scale paintings of his later years around a core of artworks chosen by Inokuma himself for the opening exhibition of this museum in 1991. In our galleries, we place warmly affectionate impressions and anecdotes related to Inokuma and his work, received from numerous people. With these as our “exhibition guide,” we present the entire scope of Inokuma’s paintings and pictures. Let us all—whether Inokuma newcomers or longtime enthusiasts—join in sharing our perceptions (impressions) of works of captivating charm and discovering little known aspects of Genichiro Inokuma the man. Together, we can come to know his works and like them even more.
Genichiro Inokuma, Flying with Joy, 1993
©The MIMOCA Foundation

Collection on View

Genichiro Inokuma: Abstract works painted in New York
Date: Sat. 13 June 2015 - Sun. 27 September 2015
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time) Open Everyday

News

Montlhy Schedule Exhibitions Timeline
2015.05.31
Temporarily closed from 1st June to 12th June 2015
2014.09.24
Temporarily closed from 24th September to 3rd October 2014
2014.05.26
Temporarily closed from 2nd June to 13th June 2014
2013.06.23
Only "MIMOCA'S EYE vol.3 Francis Upritchard: POTATO POEM" and Permanent Collection will open for viewing between 24-30 June.
Adults \550, Students (college, university) \380
2013.04.05
Temporarily closed until 12 April 2013
2013.01.07
Temporarily closed until 12 January 2013
2012.09.23
Temporarily closed from 24 September to 6 October 2012
2012.07.01
Temporarily closed from 2 July to 14 July 2012
2012.03.04
Temporarily closed until 17 March 2012
2012.02.03
MIMOCA will reopen on 3 February 2012.
2011.12.26
Now we are temporarily closed for renovation.
2011.07.01
Disaster drill will be held on 1 September, 2011
2011.02.09
Notice
Some cases have been detected that a poster of "Hiroshi Sugimoto ORIGINS OF ART," which is only available at the MIMOCA museum shop, is resold as a lithographic work at a higher price. This product is a generic offset print produced without limited edition. Please be aware the uncredited resale.
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Events

Genichiro Inokuma: Cats | Related Program Curator's Talk

The second and the fourth Sunday of each month during the exhibition
* More details (in Japanese)

Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days Curator's Talk

Date and Time: 1st, 3rd, 5th Sunday at 14:00 during the exhibition.
The curator, Katsura Kunieda will talk about the highlights of the exhibition.
* More details (in Japanese)

Genichiro Inokuma: Cats | Related Programs Talk: Kou Machida "Describing Cats"

27 September 2015, 14:00-
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Genichiro Inokuma—Sharing Our Impressions and Coming to Like Him Curator's Talk

Every Sunday 14:00-
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Genichiro Inokuma—Sharing Our Impressions and Coming to Like Him Let's Talk about INOKUMA-SAN!

19, 20 October, 11 November, 14:00-17:30
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Get to Know MIMOCA in Your Place

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Workshop

Balloon and Japanese paper lamp

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Let's play with watercolor and clay!

19-21 September 2015, 10:00-11:30
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