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11 July 2020 - 27 September 2020
13 October 2020 - 11 January 2021
Closed: Mondays (except 23 November, 11 January 2021), Tue. 24 November, 25 - 31 December 2020
Windows—a common, indispensable part of our lives. Square or rectangular in shape, they frame the world outside for us to see. People have long perceived a close link between windows and paintings, which also frame for us a world existing elsewhere. As the times have progressed, this link has also been extended to photographs, films, and art installations.
In architecture, windows of varied form and character have continually been devised in every age and region, in response to aesthetic trends and the development of new technologies suiting the regional climate.
This exhibition—which is enhanced by insights from the Window Research Institute—presents window-related artworks ranging from paintings by Pierre Bonnard and Paul Klee to works by contemporary artists. Also featured are valuable drawings by architects such as Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn. We invite you to explore the wide world of windows from multiple perspectives.
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Wolfgang Tillmans, windowbox (47-37), 2000, collection of WAKO WORKS OF ART

23 January 2021 - 7 March 2021
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.
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Genichiro Inokuma, Two Gates, 1987 ©The MIMOCA Foundation