EXHIBITIONCurators in Panic

2021.3.27 sat. - 2021.8.22 sun.

Forty years after switching from graphic design to painting, Yokoo Tadanori continues to change without adhering to any given style or subject as both his art and life garner attention in Japan and abroad. In 2021 and 2022, a large-scale retrospective titled Genkyo Yokoo Tadanori will tour the country. Among the hundreds of items in the show are approximately 140 works and documents from the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art – the largest number that have ever been borrowed from the museum. While on the one hand, as a facility that bears Yokoo’s name, this is a joyous event. But on the other hand, for the museum’s curators, it is like a state of emergency, in so much as many of Yokoo’s major works are not here. Moreover, the spread of the novel coronavirus has deprived us of the opportunity to communicate closely with Yokoo, and we are confronted with a dangerous situation as concerns what form future exhibitions might take.

Also on View: YOKOO TADANORI COLLECTION GALLERY 2021

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