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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 40 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" (2011); these are some of the 40 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.

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

Olafur Eliasson, Window Projection for Daisuke (2011)
(C)Studio 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
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.

Conversation Event (Daisuke Miyatsu and Chieko Hasegawa)
March 23 [Sat] 14:00- (around 60 minutes)

Petit Consert
1. Ensemble by Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon / Trio Danche ASHIOTO
April 21 [Sun] 14:00- (around 60 minutes)

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

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