Tadanori Yokoo Incomplete - What's yours is mine. What's mine is mine.

2009.8.1 (Sat.) -
2009.11.3 (Tue.)

Information

Period :
2009.8.1 (Sat.) - 2009.11.3 (Tue.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Galleries 7-12 & 14, Project Room
Admission:
on the day
General : ¥1,000
College students : ¥800
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥400
65 and older : ¥800

advance・group
General : ¥800
College students : ¥600
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥300

Note: Joint admission tickets also allow entry to the Exhibition "Hundred Stories about Love".(until August 30)
on the day
General : ¥1,700
College students : ¥1,400
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥700
65 and older : ¥1,400

advance・group
General : ¥1,400
College students : ¥1,100
Elem/ JH/ HS : ¥600
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

About the Exhibition

The essence of Tadanori Yokoo’s art, which cuts across the genres of painting, design, film, theater, music, and culture, is “incompleteness.” In a process of altering our conceptions of the world, Yokoo feeds into himself all he sees and hears, reinterprets it, and outputs it in his own distinctive way.
This exhibition, which turns Yokoo’s “incomplete” world inside out and explores it front to back, can be considered Tadanori Yokoo’s Unfinished Symphonic poem.

■ Mass release of uncompleted paintings stored away in Yokoo’s studio
Unexhibited works, uncompleted works, rejected works [Gallery 11]

■ Mass outbreak of uncompleted paintings outside Yokoo’s studio
・ Works born from PCPPP and “Yokoo’s Studio” [Galleries 7, 8; Project Room]

■ Incomplete person = incomplete icons the youth in Yokoo endlessly recreates
・ “Pink Girl”: The Madonna of a never-aging youth’s dreams [Galleries 9, 10]
・ “Rousseau”: Yokoo’s bold and impudent acts of parody [Gallery 14]
・ “Y Junction”: Where Yokoo lives—the junction of roads of unknown destination [Galleries 7, 8; other]

Related Events

Commemorative Dialogues
•1st Dialogue: Tadayasu Sakai (Director, The Setagaya Art Museum) and Tadanori Yokoo
Date/time: August 1 (Sat) 14:00-15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (but admittance ticket to this exhibition is required)
Capacity: 80 people

•2nd Dialogue: Haruomi Hosono (Musician) and Tadanori Yokoo
Date/time: September 13 (Sun) 14:00-15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (but admittance ticket to this exhibition is required)
Capacity: 80 people

Note : At both events, Numbered tickets will be distributed from 10:00 am that day before the Lecture Hall.
PCPPP (Public Costume-play Performance Painting)
Tadanori Yokoo will undertake live painting ahead of the exhibition’s opening.
Date/time: April 4 (Sat) to 8 (Wed) 13:00 to about 17:00 (Museum closed 4.6 [Mon])
May 16 (Sat) to 20 (Wed) 13:00 to about 17:00 (Museum closed 5.18 [Mon])

Note : This event has finished. Works painted will be displayed in the galleries during the exhibition.
Presentation of “Yokoo Studio”
“Yokoo Studio” members recruited from the general public will reproduce Tadanori Yokoo works.
Date: Presented at indeterminate times from April to September
Venue: Project Room, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge

Artist Profile

Tadanori Yokoo

1936 Born in Hyogo Prefecture

Selected Exhibitions
1972 Solo Exhibition (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
1974 Solo Exhibition (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam)
1976 Exhibition of "5 International Graphic Designers" at Venice Biennial
1982 Solo Exhibition (Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg)
1983 Solo Exhibition ( Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya)
   Solo Exhibition (Musee de la Publicite, Paris)
1985 Invited to submit works in The 13th Paris Biennale
   Invited to submit works in The 18th Sao Paulo International Biennale
   Solo Exhibition (Kunstlerhause Bethanien, Berlin)
1986 Solo Exhibition (Israel Museum, Jerusalem)
1987 Solo Exhibition (The Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo)
1988 Solo Exhibition (Galerie Silvia Menzel, Berlin)
1993 45th Venice Biennale Trans-Actions; Pedro Almondbal Exhibition (Venice, Italy)
1994 Solo Exhibition (Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans)
1997 Solo Exhibition (Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art / The Museum of Modern Art, Kanagawa)
2000 Modern Contemporary Art MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
2001 Solo Exhibition (The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama)
   Solo Exhibition (Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo)
   MoMA Highlights: 325 Works from MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)
2002 Solo Exhibition (Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo / Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
2003 Solo Exhibition (The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
2004 Solo Exhibition (Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum)
2005 Solo Exhibition (Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto)
2006 Solo Exhibition (Fondation Cartier pour I' art contemporain, Paris )
2008 Solo exhibition(Setagaya Art Museum, Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art)
   Solo exhibition(Friedman Benda Gallery, New York)
2009 Solo Exhibition (Arario Seoul, Korea)

Selected Awards, Etc.
1969 Grand Prize for Prints, 6th Paris Youth Biennale
1989 Honorary Prize, The 4th ASIA Art Biennale, Bangladesh
1995 Mainichi Fine Art Award
2000 Elected to the Hall of Fame, New York ADC
2001 Purple Ribbon Medal
2006 Japanese Culture Design Grand Prix
2008 36th Kyoka Izumi Literary Award for his novel, "BURULAND"
2009 Enku Award

Images

    Tadanori Yokoo live painting event, “PCPPP”
    April 8, 2009
    At 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

    Tadanori Yokoo
    What's yours is mine. What's mine is mine. 2009

    Yokoo Studio

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
In Cooperation with:
Kusakabe Corporation / Bijutsu Shuppan-sha Co., Ltd.