The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art will at last reopen in April 2019 following the completion of a total renovation of the museum facility. Exactly 100 years earlier, in 1919, some young Aichi artists in their teens and 20s were inspired by the Tokyo-based Western-painting group Sodosha to launch their own exhibition. Although the group, known as Aibisha, was strongly influenced by national trends, the artists were committed to pursuing their activities in the local area. In this exhibition, we draw on works from the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, the Nagoya City Art Museum, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art and other regional collections, to illustrate the various movements and events that shook up the Aichi art scene over the last century. These include the vigorous Western-painting and avant-garde movements of the 1920s and '30s, the chaos and revitalization of the '40s and '50s, the anti-art and performance trends of the '60s and '70s, the invrease of galleries dealing with contemporary art in the '80s and '90s, and the flourishing of goverment-sponsored open-call exhibitions and festivals in the 2000s and '10s.
Shinya Aota, Futo Akiyoshi, Chū Asai, Masuo Asai, Yae Asano, Shintaro Ajioka, Kaoru Arima, Kunie Ando, Masako Ando, Mikie Ando, Shigeaki Inokai, Leiko Ikemura, Chōnosuke Ichino, Takayoshi Ito, Toshihiko Ito, Toshihiro Ito, Ren Ito, Katsura Inaba, Fumi Imamura, Shinichi Iwata, Ryōkichi Uozu, Kaoru Usui, Nobuyuki Ōsaki, Kaizō Ōsawa, Shōichiro Ōsawa, Saburō Ōta, Yasuko Ōtsuka, Tōru Okada, Takanori Ogisu, Sayako Oguri, Tatsuo Ozawa, Shōzan Kato, Seiji Kato, Nobuzō Kato, Manya Kato, Kōtaro Kawaguchi, Gorō Kawamoto, Ryūsei Kishida, Sayako Kishimoto, Tamiji Kitagawa, Noboru Kitawaki, Kamejirō Kitō, Kengo Kitō, Nabusaburō Kitō, Mitsunori Kimura, Michisei Kōno, Shin Kuno, Toshihiro Kuno, Morikazu Kumagai, Hisashi Kurachi, Yuriko Kurimoto, Yoshio Kuriki, Seiki Kuroda, Ryōji Koie, Jirō Kōno, Shigeki Kosugi, Keiichirō Gotō, Kōhei Kobayashi, Takanobu Kobayashi, Saito Kōheita, Hanichi Sakai, Natsuko Sakamoto, Katsuhisa Sato, Makoto Saburi, Yohko Sawai, Tomoaki Shitara, Takuji Shimada, Yoshio Shimozato, Satoru Shōji, Shōichi Shiraki, Hiroshi Sugito, Kenkichi Sugimoto, Fuchi Suzuki, Shoichi Seino, Tomoo Seki, Zero Jigen, Arika Someya, Daisuke Takeda, Tsugio Tajima, Hidehiko Tajima, Toeko Tatsuno, Seiji Tōgō, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Tokutomi Mitsuru, Shigeo Toya, Hirofumi Toyama, Naohito Nakajō, Yasujirō Nakano, Yoshitomo Nara, Sentaro Nishimura, Nobuhiko Nukata, Kanen Nozaki, Shin Nomizu, Shigeru Hasegawa, Yūji Hara, Nobuya Hitsuda, Yūki Hirakawa, Daisuke Furuike, Purodakushon GaS, Minoru Horio, Kenzō Majima, Haruo Matsushita, Kōtarō Migishi, Setsuko Migishi, Isao Mizutani, Haru Miyawaki, Kyōko Murase, Otohiko Muramatsu, Shin Morikita, Shingo Mori, Masaaki Yashima, Rokurō Yabashi, Katsuhiro Yamaguchi, Takuya Yamashita, Kyōichi Yamada, Junji Yamada, Mutsusaburō Yamada, Kansuke Yamamoto, Takayuki Yamamoto, Tomiaki Yamamoto, Yokoi Reii, Ienaga Yoshikawa, Sanshin Yoshikawa, Sakuji Yoshimoto, Eiji Watanabe
The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art
Higashisakura 1-13-2, Higashi-Ku, Nagoya