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Walls & Bridges ― Touching the World, Living the World

July 18 (Sat) – October 9 (Fri), 2020

We will be considering to reschedule the event while monitoring the situation.

Featuring five artists—HIGASHI Katsukichi (1908-2007), MASUYAMA Tazuko (1917-2006), Silvia Minio-Paluello YASUDA (1934-2000), Zbyněk SEKAL (1923-1998), and Jonas Mekas (1922-2019). All were creators who, by the very passion they put into expression, transformed the barriers surrounding them into a “bridge” to new possibilities. For them, expression through art was a necessary action for living better and the energy source indispensable to their lives.
The five artists’ works—an ensemble of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and films—arise from entirely different backgrounds, yet share an unusual affinity: the importance each assigns to “memory.” In our encounter with five creators who never met, we will feel moved to imaginatively enter each creator’s unexpected world. From this chain of experiences, we will derive a deep sense of the beauty and strength of art created as a means of living.

Major works

Major works

  • Zbyněk SEKAL, Case with sphere and Japanese Arrowhead, 1989-1992, Private collection

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Period
July 18 (Sat) – October 9 (Fri), 2020
Venue
Gallery A, B, C
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Special WEB Site
https://www.tobikan.jp/wallsbridges

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