Ueno Artist Project 2021: "Everyday Life I am Reborn"

November 17 (Wed), 2021 – January 6 (Thu), 2022

The “Ueno Artist Project” is an exhibition series launched in 2017 by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in an aim to inherit and build on its history as “the home of the Public Entry Exhibition (“Koboten”). The exhibition showcases a selection of artists who are active in art groups, under a fixed theme each time.
The fifth installment of the Ueno Artist Project concerns the theme “Everyday Life”, and features six female artists spanning from the prewar period to the present.
From scenes and things encountered within everyday life to the recollections and memories tied to them, artists have produced a rich variety of expressions through turning their gaze to observe and study their surroundings. Presented on this occasion are three deceased artists who were active in pre-war and post-war art groups and had reflected upon themselves and society through engaging with personal matters. Also introduced are three currently active artists who seemingly pick up and hold onto fragments of “life” that are embedded within their surroundings, and further attempt to regenerate them within the context of their artistic practice. Both the works and way of life of these artists no doubt create an opportunity for us to reconsider what it means to “live the everyday.”

KATSURA Yuki (NIKA Association, Women Artists Association)
KAWAMURA Sayaka (Japan Print Association)
KIDA Yoko (Nitten, Contemporary Arts and Crafts Association)
TOKIWA Toyoko(Japan Professional Photographers Society etc.)
MARUKI Suma (Women Artists Association, Nihonbijutsuin)

Major works

Major works
  • KATSURA Yuki, Gombe and Crows, 1966, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

  • KAWAMURA Sayaka, mundanedays , 2017, Collection of Artist

  • KIDA Yoko, Homeland: Dancing to the Memories, 2018, Collection of Artist

  • KOSOGAWA Runa, Spin the Thread of Life, 2019, Collection of Artist

  • TOKIWA Toyoko, Hostess, 1956, Museum of Yokohama Urban History

  • MARUKI Suma, Kanzashi, 1955, Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels




November 17 (Wed), 2021 – January 6 (Thu), 2022
Gallery A, C
December 6, 20 – January 3, 2022
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)

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

  • ※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
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Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
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