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Date: Sat. 23 January 2021 - Sun. 7 March 2021
Closed: Mondays
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 Permanent Collection.
We are normally attentive to color when looking at things. We choose clothing and other products by how much we like their color, for instance. When viewing a painting, as well, it is fun to simply delight in its colors, hues, and color contrasts. Entering the world of the painting, we will feel surprise at the beauty of color, take joy in unexpected color effects, and discover the personality and characteristics of the artist.
This exhibition looks at paintings by Genichiro Inokuma (1902-1993) in the way we naturally learn in everyday life—by giving attention to color regardless of what the object is. Inokuma's paintings are characterized by rich colors, but here, our first step is to take up three colors—red, yellow, and blue—and "pay attention to color.” If we look at works in each of these colors, first, followed by works freely combining red, yellow, and blue and, finally, works adding other colors, the paintings will quickly grow familiar to us. Through color, the magical world of painting opens its doors.
Genichiro Inokuma, Two Gates, 1987 ©The MIMOCA Foundation
Genichiro Inokuma: Works in New York
Date: Sat. 23 January 2021 - Sun. 7 March 2021
Closed: Mondays
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Admission: Adults ¥300, Students (college, university) ¥240, Children (0 year to high school) free
Genichiro Inokuma, Lively Street, 1964 ©The MIMOCA Foundation

At Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (MIMOCA), the exhibition “The Window: A Journey of Art and Architecture through Windows” is being held from October 13 (Tuesday), 2020 to January 11 (Monday, national holiday), 2021. Among exhibition participants is the Xijing Men, a project-based collaborative team of a Japanese, a Chinese, and a Korean. The MIMOCA magazine presents in two parts an interview with one of its members, Tsuyoshi Ozawa. In this second part, I ask him about the Xijing Men team’s work shown in the exhibition.Interviewer and text: Chisai Fujita, art writerPhotography: Shintaro Miyawaki

Detail

Genichiro-Inokuma "Portrait of a Woman", 1926, oil on canvas,

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Genichiro-Inokuma "Three Girls and Bicycles", 1938, oil on canvas,

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An Art Museum is a Hospital for the Heart—Genichiro Inokuma and MIMOCA

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