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"Genichiro Inokuma: Honolulu" poster, designed by Kenta Shibano
1. Genichiro Inokuma, Rainbow Z1, 1976
2. Genichiro Inokuma, Space is a Playground for Machines No.2, 1981
3. Genichiro Inokuma, Letter from the Star (Love) No.1, 1983
4. Genichiro Inokuma, Words in the Plaza, 1984
5. Genichiro Inokuma, Germination Age, 1985
6. From Genichiro Inokuma derived photos,Rainbow in Honolulu, 1987
7. From Genichiro Inokuma derived photos,The studio in Honolulu, 1985

All: Collection of Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art ©The MIMOCA Foundation

Genichiro Inokuma: Honolulu Genichiro Inokuma: Honolulu

Date: Sat 23 March - Sun 2 June 2024
Closed: Mondays (except 29 April, 6 May), Tue 30 April, Tue 7 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.

Arrived in the another land of Hawaii on that morning. Unbelievably blue skies. An Eden of an entirely new order.(*)

After suffering an illness in 1973, Genichiro Inokuma (1902–1993) decided to leave New York, his home for 20 years. Landing in Hawaii the following year he was heartened to be greeted by brilliant blue skies, and vowed to make this a new departure, as he took his “second first steps in America.”*
Setting up studio in Honolulu, in 1976 Inokuma would complete a painting inspired by a rainbow seen in his new island home. This painting would be the first of a stream of vibrantly colored canvases obviously influenced by the natural environment of Hawaii, and further informed by the artist’s fascination with the cosmos.
From the skyscrapers of New York to Pacific paradise: this exhibition showcases work from Inokuma’s Hawaiian years, in which sustained by new surroundings, he pursued his personal painting path with greater freedom than ever.

*From Inokuma’s diary (July 20, 1974), as quoted directly.

"Genichiro Inokuma: Honolulu" poster, designed by Kenta Shibano
1. Genichiro Inokuma, Rainbow Z1, 1976
2. Genichiro Inokuma, Space is a Playground for Machines No.2, 1981
3. Genichiro Inokuma, Letter from the Star (Love) No.1, 1983
4. Genichiro Inokuma, Words in the Plaza, 1984
5. Genichiro Inokuma, Germination Age, 1985
6. From Genichiro Inokuma derived photos,Rainbow in Honolulu, 1987
7. From Genichiro Inokuma derived photos,The studio in Honolulu, 1985

All: Collection of Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art ©The MIMOCA Foundation

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