Ueno Artist Project: “Contemporary Realism
—Transcending the Photograph and Video”

November 17 (Fri), 2017 – January 6 (Sat), 2018

Ueno Artist Project: “Contemporary Realism—Transcending the Photograph and Video Poster

Ueno, known for its many art institutions including the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and Tokyo University of the Arts, has a long history as an art mecca that has fostered many important artists. Among those institutions, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum—“the home of the public entry exhibition”—has fulfilled a significant role by giving artists of all kinds a place to exhibit and develop their art. Now, to build on that history and foster new potential for the future, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will launch the “Ueno Artist Project,” an exhibition series featuring contemporary artists who are currently active in art groups, under a fixed theme each time. Part one of the series takes the theme, “Contemporary Realism—Transcending the Photograph and Video.” In today’s society, with its flood of video and photographic imagery and information from city billboards, big screens, televisions, and smart phones, the exhibition will feature 9 artists who are sincerely pursuing “contemporary real ism” that is only possible in paintings.

INAGAKI Koji (Kokugakai)
IWATA Sohey (Nitten)
ODANO Naoyuki (Nihonbijutsuin)
KOMORI Hayato (Hakujitsukai)
SASAKI Rika (Joryugakakyokai)
SHIOTANI Ryo (Nikikai)
HASHIMOTO Daisuke (Dokuritsubijutsukyokai)
HIRUTA Mihoko (Shinseisakukyokai)
MOTODA Hisaharu (Nihonhangakyokai)

Major works

Major works
  • SHIOTANI Ryo, Omi in Late Spring

    SHIOTANI Ryo, Omi in Late Spring, 2016, Oil on canvas, Private Collection



November 17 (Fri), 2017 – January 6 (Sat), 2018
Gallery A, C
November 20, December 4, 18, 25, 31, January 1
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)

Tickets at the door |
General ¥500 / Seniors 65+ ¥300

Group tickets |
General ¥400
※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors College students and High school students or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification
※Admission is free on presenting a ticket (or stub) for the concurrent "Van Gogh & Japan"

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)


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