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<P>Carsten Nicolai: <EM>anti,</EM> 2004 PP lightweight structure, sound module, theremin module, transducer, amplifier, light-absorbent black paint 300×255×255cm Installation view: Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, 2005 Photo: Uwe WalterCourtesy: Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin / Leipzig and The Pace Gallery</P>

Carsten Nicolai: anti, 2004
PP lightweight structure, sound module, theremin module, transducer, amplifier, light-absorbent black paint 300×255×255cm
Installation view: Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, 2005 Photo: Uwe Walter
Courtesy: Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin / Leipzig and The Pace Gallery

Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty
TOKYO, JAPAN  •  Mori Art Museum  •  25 April - 5 July 2015
 
The exhibition brings together around 130 of these "simple forms" from around the world, and across the ages, presented in nine sections. It will offer a panoramic view of a timeless, universal aesthetic, showing the geographical spread and historic links of that aesthetic from prehistoric stone implement to dynamic, cutting-edge installations by contemporary artists.

Mori Art Museum Website


Contact: Mori Art Museum
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
6-10-1 Roppongi
Minato-Ku Tokyo 106-615
Tel: (81) 3 64 06 61

Guercino: <EM>Madonna of the Sparrow, </EM>c.1615-16 Oil on canvasBologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale
Guercino: Madonna of the Sparrow, c.1615-16
Oil on canvas
Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale
Guercino
TOKYO, JAPAN  •  The National Museum of Western Art,  •  3 March - 31 May 2015
 

Guercino (1591 - 1666) was one of the major painters of the Italian Baroque period who further developed the Baroque aesthetics begun by painters Caravaggio and Carracci. Conversely, he was also a painter whose style helped form later academic painting methods, and in the past has numbered amongst the most famous painters in the history of Italian art. Around the mid 19th century, when the art world began to express new values and views, Guercino was dismissed and forgotten, only to be the subject of rediscovery from the mid 20th century onwards. A number of major exhibitions have been held on his arts in recent years, primarily in Italy. The NMWA collection includes one oil painting by Guercino, and this exhibition will provide an overview of his entire oeuvre through the display of approximately 40 oil paintings. This is the first Guercino exhibition to be held in Japan.

The majority of the works in the exhibition were lent by the Civic Gallery (housed in the Palazzo del Monte di Pietà) in Cento. In fact, an earthquake struck Cento in May 2012 and the city suffered great damage. The Civic Gallery remains closed due to damage from the earthquake and there is no set date for its reopening. This exhibition is part of the region’s efforts to rebuild after the earthquake and a portion of the profits raised by this exhibition will be used for the rebuilding of the Civic Gallery.



The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo Website


Contact: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
7-7 Ueno-koen
Taito-ku
Tokyo  110-0007
Japan
Tel: (81) 03 57 77 86 00



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