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2009.01.10 - 03.01

Twelve Travels
British Art in Sensibility and Experience

Overview

What Does the UK Mean to the Japanese? What Does Japan Mean to the British? Exploring a Relationship Through the Travels of British Artists in Japan.

This exhibition shows diverse approaches to travel through the work of 12 British artists on this theme, an important element of British culture. The Japanese have been fascinated with the paintings of Turner since the Meiji period and have a special fondness for the sculpture of Moore. They have also responded positively to the work of such artists as Bernard Leach, David Hockney, David Nash, and Andy Goldsworthy, who came to Japan and were attracted to its natural environment and culture. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the fruitful cultural exchange between Japan and England from early modern times to the present. It will be one of the events included in "UK–Japan 2008."

*12 Artists:
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)
John Constable(1776-1873)
Charles Wirgman (1832-1891)
Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Ben Nicholsaon(1894-1982)
David Hockney(1937-)
Boyle Family (Mark Boyle 1934-2005, Joon Boyle 1931- , Sebastian Boyle 1962- , Georgia Boyle 1963- )
Anthony Green (1939- )
Mona Hatoum (1952- )
David Nash (1945- )
Andy Goldsworthy(1956-)

*Photo on the Top Page:
Andy Goldsworthy, "Bright sunny morning, frozen snow, cut slab, carried carefully, scraped snow away with a stick, just start of breaking through, becoming warlmer, melting, Izumi-mura, Japan, 19 December 1987" 1987 Collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts.

Information

Dates:
January 10, 2009(Saturday) - March 1(Sunday), Museum closed on Mondays, except January 12. And closed on January 13 instead.
Hours:
10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M. Visitors must enter 30 minutes before closing time.
Place:
Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:
General 1,000(800), college and high school students / 65 and older 800(640), junior high ,elementary school students 500(400)
Amount in parentheses applies to groups of 20 or more.
The ticket price for handicapped person is 500 yen, and a helper is free. All handicapped persons in college, high school, junior high and elementary schools is free.
Organizer:
Setagaya Art Museum

Overview

What Does the UK Mean to the Japanese? What Does Japan Mean to the British? Exploring a Relationship Through the Travels of British Artists in Japan.

This exhibition shows diverse approaches to travel through the work of 12 British artists on this theme, an important element of British culture. The Japanese have been fascinated with the paintings of Turner since the Meiji period and have a special fondness for the sculpture of Moore. They have also responded positively to the work of such artists as Bernard Leach, David Hockney, David Nash, and Andy Goldsworthy, who came to Japan and were attracted to its natural environment and culture. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the fruitful cultural exchange between Japan and England from early modern times to the present. It will be one of the events included in "UK–Japan 2008."

*12 Artists:
J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)
John Constable(1776-1873)
Charles Wirgman (1832-1891)
Bernard Leach (1887-1979)
Henry Moore (1898-1986)
Ben Nicholsaon(1894-1982)
David Hockney(1937-)
Boyle Family (Mark Boyle 1934-2005, Joon Boyle 1931- , Sebastian Boyle 1962- , Georgia Boyle 1963- )
Anthony Green (1939- )
Mona Hatoum (1952- )
David Nash (1945- )
Andy Goldsworthy(1956-)

*Photo on the Top Page:
Andy Goldsworthy, "Bright sunny morning, frozen snow, cut slab, carried carefully, scraped snow away with a stick, just start of breaking through, becoming warlmer, melting, Izumi-mura, Japan, 19 December 1987" 1987 Collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts.