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Mori Art Museum "Chim↑Pom: Happy Spring"

Chim↑Pom, an artist collective*1, has worked on a number of projects that intervene in society with original ideas and outstanding action, and to surprise us. The subjects of the work range from cities, consumerism, satiation and poverty, Japanese society, atomic bombs, earthquakes, star images, media, boundaries, publicness, etc., and many of them have a strong message about events and various problems in modern society, but many of them also feel humor and sarcasm. In addition, they have taken up social issues such as discrimination and prejudice against infectious diseases and plague patients, pollution and boundaries that have become apparent in coronal disasters as if they were foreseeable in their previous works. The suggestive issue is now worth considering. This is the first full-fledged retrospective exhibition that introduces the 17th anniversary of The Chim↑Pom's masterpieces from the early days to recent years and new works for this exhibition at once. The exhibition is organized in accordance with themes such as urbanity and publicity, Hiroshima, and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and examines the whole picture of the activities while highlighting events that artists consistently consider. On the other hand, we will try to shed new light on the work with a dynamic exhibition structure rich ingenuity. The exhibition's subtitle, "Happy Spring," contains Chim↑Pom's message that he hopes for a bright spring even in the lingering Corona disaster and that he wants to remain imaginative even in the midst of adversity in the long-awaited spring. Today, when the future is uncertain, their powerful work that breaks the preconceion will stimulate our imagination and become a signpost for thinking about a better future together. *1 Collaboration between multiple artists [Reference illustration] Chim↑Pom, Bill Burger 2018 Mixt Media (floor floor for 3 floors cut from the building of The Garlic Restaurant, residue on each floor) 400×360×280 cm (left), 186×170×155 cm (right) Source: Ningen Restaurant, Smappa! Group, Hiroya Furuto Private Collection (left) Courtesy: ANOMALY, Tokyo Exhibition view: "Grand Opening" ANOMALY, Tokyo, 2018 Photo: Kenji Morita

Ume window academy "Reiwa 4th anniversary memorial service and Noh music dedication"

【Overview】 We hold a memorial service for Nanryu Shonin who held Ume window academy and a memorial service of the reward, and dedicate Noh after the memorial service. Noh will distribute a synopsis of the program, so even beginners can enjoy it with confidence. We do not appreciate from Noh, so please attend from the Memorial Service. Admission is free and anyone can see it. There is no need to apply. We would like to invite you to join us and bring it with you. 【Performer Profile】 Tadaki Hashimoto Born in Kyoto in 1974. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music. The eldest son of Kanze-ryu Sitékata Hashimoto. Studied under his father and the late Yuyuki Katayama and Katayama Kuroemon. First stage at the age of three. When he was a university student, he studied under Kanze Seikazu Kanze, the late Shigemitsu Fujinami, and the late Genko Nomura. Challenge new attempts to convey the charm of Noh to young people, co-star with other genres, Noh performances at temples, shrines and bars, etc., We plan and perform with opportunities for young people to feel free to experience Noh and Japanese classics. In addition, he is passionate about actually teaching and communicating songs and gifts, and in addition to rehearsal activities in Kyoto and Tokyo, we hold workshops at kindergartens and elementary schools, It provides an opportunity to develop an eye for "real thing" by touching "Noh", a traditional Japanese culture from an early age. 【Remarks】 * There is an explanation of Noh and program from the performers after the end of the memorial service on the day (from around 15:30). ※ After the memorial service ends, take a break and become a Noh music dedication. * We ask for the following cooperation to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection. ・If you have a fever of 37.5 °C or higher, or if you have a fever that continues, or if you have symptoms of a cold or continue, please refrain from visiting. ・Please cooperate in wearing a mask and disinfecting and disinfecting your fingers when visiting. * If the Tokyo Metropolitan Government issues a declaration of a state of emergency and priority measures such as preventing widespread use, it will be canceled.  Please check the Ume windowin homepage for the latest information. * Please refrain from coming by car. * If you wish to participate as a group, please contact us in advance.

Suntory Museum of Art "Song Pillow: The Scenery of Your Unknown Heart"

Since ancient times, Waka has been a means of expressing emotions and emotions that are intangible for the Japanese as tangible. He entrusted his thoughts to the changing nature and various things, and expressed his heart in the song. Therefore, the Japanese could not help writing beautiful scenery. In this way, a specific image gradually became established in the land written in waka repeatedly, and it was widely shared among poets. And, even if you do not know the actual scenery, you will be able to express your thoughts through the image of the land. The land where a specific image is connected by the Japanese poem like this is "Song pillow" that it says today. In other words, the song pillow, which became the landscape of the Japanese mind, developed with deep relationship with art afterwards. From the famous pictures drawn with poetic images of song pillows more than the actual scenery and various crafts decorated with the design of song pillows, it is noticed that song pillows have really enriched the contents of Japanese art. However, for those of us who live in a modern age where Waka and classical music are not rooted in our lives, it may be difficult to sympathize with song pillows anymore. In this exhibition, we will introduce the scenery of the Japanese heart that everyone used to think of, the world of song pillows, and try to share various thoughts embedded in Japanese art with you again.

Mori Art Museum "Listening to the sound of the earth turning: Wellbeing after the pandemic"

Since 2020, our lives and state of mind have changed dramatically as an invisible virus has robbed us of our daily lives. Under these circumstances, various artistic expressions, including contemporary art, resonate with unprecedented urgency. In this exhibition, we will consider how to live in the new era after the pandemic and what "well-being" is, which is healthy both mentally and physically, through the diverse perspectives embedded in contemporary art. Works on themes that are connected to life and existence, such as nature and human beings, individuals and society, families, repetitive everyday life, the spiritual world, life and death, etc., encourage consideration of "living well." In addition, this exhibition emphasizes the experience of a realistic space unique to museums, and introduces the works of 16 artists from Japan and overseas, such as installations, sculptures, videos, photographs, and paintings. Sharpening your five senses and facing art while experiencing the materials and scale of your work will be an opportunity to think about well-being for yourself, that is, "living well," which is not something that is given to you by others or society. The title of this exhibition, "Listening to the Sound of the Earth Turning," is taken from Yoko Ono's Instruction Art (*1). It invites consciousness into a grand universe, imagines that we are only part of that activity, and leads us to new thoughts. In the post-pandemic world, when we are trying to fundamentally re-examine human life, isn't it this kind of imagination that shows us the possibilities of the future? *1 A form of conceptual art in which instructions from the artist or the description itself are used as works.