We often feel afraid of the unknown. This feeling is inextricably linked with curiosity, triggering the ambivalent emotion of wanting to look at something while at the same time fearing it.
Yokoo Tadanori has shown a consistent interest in things that are invisible or that cannot be explained by science. This is closely connected to his childhood experiences in his hometown of Nishiwaki. Utter darkness of a kind that would be unthinkable in a city, and Yokoo’s numerous mystical experiences are strongly reflected in his illustrations, including those that he created for the Complete Works of Edogawa Rampo, and the paintings that he has made since his “painter’s declaration.”
In this exhibition, we consider the relationship between art and fear through a diverse range of Yokoo’s works.
※ We recommend for all visitors purchasing a reserved priority ticket online.
※ The exhibition room is dark due to the curatorial intention. Some artworks may be harder to view than usual.