Untitled: Tadaaki Kuwayama

2011.1.8 (Sat.) -
2011.3.21 (Mon.)

Information

Period :
2011.1.8 (Sat.) - 2011.3.21 (Mon.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Venue :
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
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: Tickets are joint admission for this exhibition and “Takashi Homma – New Documentary”
Tickets also allow admission to the Collection Exhibition
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

Fifty years after his first solo exhibition in 1961, contemporary artist Tadaaki Kuwayama continues to challenge established art concepts in his quest for “Pure Art.”
Kuwayama moved to the United States in 1958, after studying Nihonga (Japanese-style painting) at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. There, he established his own expressive style, employing the materials of Nihonga in paintings that went to extremes to expel meaning and emotion from the picture surface. In the 1970s, his work took on materiality as a result of his selection of neutral colors and inorganic materials. By the 1990s, this work had evolved into spatial constructions employing repetitive panels of artificial mood.
This exhibition features new works giving maximum play to the distinctive architectural spaces of this museum, such as its galleries of varying sizes and proportions, and courtyards. Through
Kuwayama’s Project for 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, we will have opportunity to experience his continually evolving art in its current form.

Related Events

Tadaaki Kuwayama Artist Talk
Date/time: Saturday January 8, 14:00 – 15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day admission ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: Limited to first 80 arrivals
* Finished.
Lecture
Lecturer: Masanori Ichikawa (Director, The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki)
Date/time: Saturday March 12, 14:00 – 15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day admission ticket to this exhibition)
Capacity: Limited to first 80 arrivals
Gallery talk by the curator
Date/time: Saturday January 15, 14:00 – 14:30
Friday February 11, 14:00 – 14:30
Friday March 4, 18:30 – 19:00
Meet at Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: No charge (with same-day admission ticket to this exhibition)
Language: Japanese

Artist Profile

Tadaaki Kuwayama

1932 Born in Nagoya
1956 Graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
1958 Moved to the U.S.A. Has since made New York his creative base
1961 First solo exhibition, at New York’s Green Gallery. Kuwayama thereafter held solo exhibitions at numerous galleries, and participated in many group exhibitions at museums, in the U.S.A., Europe, and Japan. Since 1990, he has held solo exhibitions responsive to building spaces. In terms of large-scale exhibitions of new works, he has held one-room project solo exhibitions, initially at Chiba City Museum of Art and Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art and thereafter at museums in Europe and at Nagoya City Art Museum and Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. In May 2010, he held a retrospective exhibition at Nagoya City Art Museum.

Images

    Tadaaki Kuwayama,
    Plan for Gallery 10 (Gold),
    2011

    Tadaaki Kuwayama,
    Plan for Gallery 11 (Yellow and Orange),
    2011

    Tadaaki Kuwayama,
    Plan for Gallery 12 (Blue and Yellow),
    1996 - 2011

    Tadaaki Kuwayama,
    Plan for Courtyard (Gold and Silver),
    2011

Organizers

Organized by:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
In Cooperation with:
Gallery Yamaguchi
Nihon Anodizing Co., Ltd.,
Kokuyo Aluminum Factory, Ltd.