Thematic Exhibition

Yasuko Iba, A Way of Seeing

July 20 (Sat) – October 9 (Wed), 2019

Yasuko Iba, A Way of Seeing Poster
Yasuko Iba (1967-), fascinated by the world manifesting between her eye and her motif, captures the fleeting scene by depicting the motif’s alluring textures under the play of light. While her style of painting based on photographs never changes, she has in recent years gradually taken a distance from her accustomed motifs. Her interest in space and landscape has grown, and by broadening her view to the scene’s surrounding depths, she is entering a new stage of development. This time, along with paintings created from photos taken at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Iba will display print works and also works of video art, a new field of endeavor for her. The exhibition—her first solo show at a museum in ten years—follows her 2009 exhibition, “Yasuko Iba—Whereness of Brilliance” (The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama). While primarily focused on recent and new works, the exhibition will also display earlier paintings to highlight Yasuko Iba’s changes of these ten years as well as the unchanging core of her interest.

Major works

Major works
  • Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2009-02

    Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2009-02, oil on canvas, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2017-01

    Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2017-01, oil on canvas, Masayuki Miyauchi, Courtesy of MISA SHIN GALLERY Photo: Keizo Kioku

  • Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2018-02

    Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2018-02, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of MA2 Gallery Photo: Keizo Kioku

  • Yasuko Iba,  Untitled 2018-01

    Yasuko Iba, Untitled 2018-01, oil on canvas, eN arts collection Photo: Takemi Art Photos



July 20 (Sat) – October 9 (Wed), 2019
Gallery A, B, C
Mondays, August 13, September 17, 24 (Open the Mondays of August 12, September 16, 23)
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Days of Extended Hours
Fridays 9:30 – 20:00 (Last admission 19:30)
Open 9:30 – 21:00 on Fridays from July 26 to August 30

Tickets at the door |
General ¥800 / College students ¥400 / Seniors 65+ ¥500

Group tickets |
General ¥600
※Group rates - 20 or more people

※Admission free for visitors junior high school age 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.
※A “summer admission discount” is offered from 17:00 on the Fridays of July 26 and August 2, 9, 16, and 30. General visitors are admitted for 600 yen and college and vocational students with valid identification get in free.
※On September 16 (Mon-holiday) Visitors 65 years of age or older receives free admission.
※In each case, please show identification.
※On October 1 (Tue) everyone receives free admission.

Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Special Cooperation with
Gallery Nomart
Cooperation with
MISA SHIN GALLERY, MA2 Gallery, Takashimaya Fine Arts Division, ModuleX Inc.
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