Encounter - Infinite Variety of Faces Encounter - Infinite Variety of Faces
Date: Sat 20 March - Sun 6 June 2021
Closed: Mondays (except 3 May), Thu 6 May
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing time)
Organized by Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, The MIMOCA Foundation
Admission: Adults ¥950, Students (college, university) ¥650, Children (0 year to highschool) free
*Ticket valid for admission to Permanent Collection.
The “face” is a composite of sense organs: eyes, nose, ears, and mouth. If we include the skin, the face enables not only sight and hearing but all five senses. By means of faces we identify other people and communicate with them, trying to know what is in their heart. By means of faces we live and function in society.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, we each wear a mask and pass our days unable to see the other person’s face well. Even in normal circumstances, however, how closely do we actually look at the other person’s face? And how does our own face appear to the other person?
This exhibition looks at this important but elusive communicator, the face. Artworks by ten artists are featured taking three approaches—“Me and You,” “Faces and Relationships,” and “Play with Faces.” We invite you to meet faces of all kinds through artworks of many genres and periods.