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The special exhibition

Daisuke Miyatsu Collection x Kasama Nichido Museum of Art Blending the quintessence of modern and contemporary art

March 23 [Sat]-May 19 [Sun], 2019. Closed on Mondays

KUSAMA Yayoi, Pumpkin (1981)

Widely-known as a contemporary art collector, Daisuke Miyatsu has been fascinated by art since his childhood and started to collect contemporary art by the time he was 30 years old, buying works that he could afford with his salary. With over 400 pieces, Miyatsu's collection also includes works by now internationally-acclaimed artists which were created at the very beginning of their career , thus representing today works of pivotal importance. On the other hand, the collection of Kasama Nichido Museum of Art has been focused on Yoga (Western-style) paintings since its foundation in 1972 until today.
Its Impressionism to Ecole de Paris Collection has been highly requested on a national level, as well as by museums abroad, allowing viewers from all over the world to enjoy its masterpieces. This exhibition, "Daisuke Miyatsu Collection x Kasama Nichido Museum of Art - Blending the quintessence of modern and contemporary art" , embodies the attempt to show these two collections from a new perspective, going beyond the categorization of modern/contemporary artworks based on their provenance, origin, date of production and so forth. Here, it is the common points in the works to set the tone of the exhibition.
Ryusei Kishida's painting, "Village Girl" (1919), facing Yoshitomo Nara's "Untitled" is indeed apparently-innocent, thus it brilliantly shows the brutality of the young girls at different times. Moreover, Yayoi Kusama's "Pumpkin" (1981) and Rene Magritte's "View New York" (1946), Henri Matisse's "Woman by the Window" (1919-20) and Olafur Eliasson's light installation "Window Projection for Daisuke" (2005); these are some of the 35 works pairing which will be presented. With this exhibition we would like to invite viewers to compare this wide variety of works from the 19th century until today and enjoy the strong spirit that brought these collections together , along with the great possibilities art possesses.

Profile of Mr. Daisuke MIYATSU
Born in 1963 in Tokyo. He is an art collector, an professor of the Yokohama University of Art ad Design as well as a visiting professor of the Kyoto University of Art and Design. He used to engage works at an Advertising Agency, at the public relations and personal management divisions of a listed company, before holding his present posts. Since 1994, he came to be widely known throughout the world for both his art collections started to gather while working at the company, and his own house built in cooperation with artists. He was consecutively a member of the "committee to consider sending out the information of Modern Art abroad," at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and a judge of "Asian Art Award 2017," for example. His major publications are "gendai art-no keizaigaku (Economics of Modern Art)," (Kobunsha-shinsho), "gendai-art-o kaou! (Let us Buy Modern Art!)," (Shueisha-shinsho/ Gold Wall Press, China/ Uni Books, Taiwan/ Art Books, Korea).

Henri Matisse, Woman by the Window (1919-20)
Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

Olafur Eliasson, Window Projection for Daisuke (2005)
(C)2005 Olafur Eliasson

Paul Cezanne,Temptation of St. Antony (1874)
Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

Jan Fabre, Warrior's Rosary (1996)
(C)Jan Fabre

Vincent Willem van Gogh, Woman on a Road among Trees
(1889-90) Kasama Nichido Museum of Art

Ryan Gander, Investigation #61-An idea diluted (2008)
(C)Ryan Gander Courtesy of TARO NASU

Rene Magritte/ Yayoi KUSAMA | Ryusei KISHIDA/ Yoshitomo NARA | Henri Matisse/ Olafur Eliasson | Vincent Willem van Gogh / Ryan Gander | Georges Braque/ Cai Guo-Qiang | KITAOUJI Rosanjin/ Felix Gonzalez-Torres/ Danh VO | Antoine Bourdelle/ Antoine Bourdelle | Yuichi TAKAHASHI/ Djordje Ozbolt | Georges-Pierre Seurat/ Elizabeth PEYTON | Ragusa TAMA/ Daido MORIYAMA | Chaim Soutine/ Olafur Eliasson | Joan Mire/ Marina Rheingantz | Auguste Renoir/ Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Pablo Picasso/ Ariel Schlesinger | Pablo Picasso/ Stephan Balkenhol | Marc Chagall/ Lim Sokchanlina, and others.
Around 70 art works of the 35 pairs will be on display.

Daisuke Miyatsu Collection x Kasama Museum Blending the quintessence of modern and contemporary art
Date March 23 [Sat]-May 19 [Sun]
Place Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
Hours 9:30-17:00 Tuesday-Sunday
Closed Mondays (Exceptionally, the museum will be open on April 30 and May 6, and instead it will be closed on the following Tuesdays; May 7, 2019)
Sponsored by Ibaraki Prefecture/ Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education/ City of Kasama / Kasama City Board of Education / Ibaraki Broadcast System / Asahi Shimbun, Mito Branch / Sankei Shimbun, Mito Branch / Tokyo Shimbun, Mito Branch / Mainichi Shimbun, Mito Branch / Yomiuri Shimbun, Mito Branch / East Japan Railway Mito
Admissions Adults 1000 yen/ Seniors 65+ 800 yen Collage/ High School Students 700 yen Junior High School/ Elementary School Students 500yen
(200 yen discount for each visitor in a group more than 20 people, 50% discount for the handicapped ID holders and their companion.)

Related Event

For Other Events during the Special Exhibition Each events requires admission fees.

Face-to-Face Talk: Daisuke MIYATSU x Chieko HASEGAWA (Museum's vice-director)
March 23 [Sat] 14:00- (around 60 minutes)

Petit Consert
1. Ensemble Concert of Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon / Trio d'anches ASHIOTO
April 21 [Sun] 14:00- (around 60 minutes)

2. Concert of the Graceful Songs / Piacevole Italia
April 28 [Sun] 14:00- (around 60 minutes)

Event at the Shunpu Banrisou

Japanese Tea Ceremony at the tea house Mukyouan
April 7 [Sun] 10:00-16:00
Master of the tea ceremony: Watanabe Soumei
Charge: 500 yen (with a cup of tea and a Japanese sweet)

For further enquiry about the exhibition, feel free to contact us. Kasama Nichido Museum of Art
Ibaraki, Kasama-city, Kasama 978-4
TEL: (+81) 0296 (72) 2160 FAX: (+81) 0296 (72) 5655
E-mail: k-museum [at] nichido-museum.or.jp