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Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum "Modern Communion with Function and Decorative Polyphony"

Period: Dec 17, 2022 - Mar 5, 2023
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Born from resonance across countries and genres, a number of modern forms
The 1910s and 30s were a time when various modern forms appeared around the world, mainly in Western Europe and Japan.
Modernism based on functionalism is still regarded as the central trend of the time, but on the other hand, this era of mass consumer society was also an era of ephemeral "modernity" in which decoration was valued because it was always new. In fact, these two "moderns," which are often perceived as opposite, contained a number of forms of modernity, which were intricately related and created a dense era.
The artists of the time shared information without time lag and synchronized themselves across countries and genres, covering the scope of our living spaces and physical activities in general, from paintings and sculptures to furniture, tableware, clothes, and the architecture and cities that house them.
The Wiener Werkstätte inspired French fashion designer Paul Poiret, while also influencing the country's modernists such as Robert Marais = Stévan. His view of life in general is also shared by his Japan Nobuo Moriya and Keizo Saito. Known for her simultaneous paintings, Sonia Delaunay devoted herself to the work of fashion, while modernists such as René Erbst paid great attention to the design of the shop windows that adorned the city. At the Bauhaus, women artists shed new light on textiles, and those who left the school began their work on applied arts education at the Burg-Giebigchenstein School of Arts and Crafts.
As symbolized by the outbreak of the first world war in human history, which broke out in 1914, the greatest event of this era was that the world was synchronized at once. In this rapidly changing society, we will introduce a number of modern forms that artists have explored while intersecting and resonating from time to time.

(Last admission 30 minutes before closing)
HolidayEvery Monday
AdmissionAdults ¥1,400 (¥1,120)
University students (including vocational schools and vocational schools) 1,120 yen (890 yen)
Junior high and high school students: 700 yen (560 yen)
Over 65 years old 700 yen (560 yen)
*Group rates in parentheses. Groups of 20 or more (prior application required)
*Free for elementary school students and younger and junior high school students living in Tokyo
*Free of charge for those who have a physical disability certificate, a love certificate, a rehabilitation certificate, a mental disability certificate, or an A-bomb survivor's health certificate and two caregivers (please present your certificate)


5-21-9 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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