Special Exhibition of Works from the Collection.
Sunset and sunrise are natural phenomena that visit everyone equally, every day. Everything that lives, does so alongside the eternal, flowing rhythms of the cosmos.
The boundless riches of sunset and sunrise lie in the variety of symbolic and interpretive possibilities they offer: sleeping and awakening, ending and beginning, death and life, darkness and light, to name just a few. The mystical, liminal time around sunset and sunrise is referred to as the “magic hour,” and indeed, the privilege of witnessing the magical, moving scenes at these times of the day is not dissimilar to encountering an unexpected work of art.
In displays that mobilize the rich imagery derived from sunset and sunrise as a starting point to showcase the collection of the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, we will also welcome a guest artist with an Aichi connection, Kobayashi Takanobu, several of whose tranquil yet charismatic works will serve as very special guides to the exhibition.
Don’t miss this chance to enjoy one of the richest and most inspirational of magic hours ever, styled in a museum setting.
Artists: Nobuyoshi Araki, Arman, Francis Bacon, Peter Behrens, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Constantin Brancusi, Alberto Burri, Sophie Calle, Christo, Salvador Dalí, Koji Enokura, Lucio Fontana, Miran Fukuda, Megumi Fukunaga, Ryan Gander, Chimei Hamada, Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Leiko Ikemura, Kenji Inumaki, Izumi Kato, On Kawara, Rinko Kawauchi, Tamotsu Kido, Yoshio Kitayama, Yves Klein, Gustav Klimt, Max Klinger, Takanobu Kobayashi, Oskar Kokoschka, Takeshi Kumon, Yayoi Kusama, Wolfgang Laib, Lee Ufan, Piero Manzoni, Naofumi Maruyama, Chihiro Mori, Yasumasa Morimura, Sadamasa Motonaga, Tomoharu Murakami, Kyoko Murase, Yoshimoto Nara, Roman Opalka, Yoshishige Saito, Egon Schiele, Ushio Shinohara, Kazuo Shiraga, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jiro Takamatsu, Atsuko Tanaka, Yves Tanguy, Shinsen Tokuoka, Günther Uecker, Tadasu Yamamoto, Nami Yokoyama, Jiro Yoshihara.