Poster design: Yokoo Tadanori
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.
・All the visitors are requested to wear a mask and take a body temperature to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
・Please kindly note that our opening hours and other information are subject to change depending on the situation. Check the Museum website for the latest updates.
Also on View: YOKOO TADANORI COLLECTION GALLERY 2021
The main objective of the Yokoo Tadanori Collection Gallery, which was newly established in March of this year, is to provide a more detailed perspective of the content of special exhibitions and Yokoo Tadanori’s activities through displays of archive materials, including surveys and research housed in the museum, and items from the artist’s own collection assembled over many years.
Yokoo Tadanori’s Haunted Museum, a special exhibition running concurrently with these displays, examines Yokoo’s interest in the invisible and things that cannot be explained by science as well as various works related to these subjects. In the Yokoo Tadanori Collection Gallery, we present actual copies of Complete Works of Edogawa Rampo, Collected Works of One Person Times Three, and Weekly Shonen Magazine, which contain some of the illustrations on display in the main exhibition, Yokoo’s the original drawings and color proofs, and his designs for Fountain of Crossing. We hope that you will enjoy seeing how Yokoo made, used, reused, and diffused these works related to fear as you view these valuable materials, which can only be seen here.
Date September 18 (Sat.), 2021 – February 27 (Sun.), 2022
Closed: Mondays (or Tuesday if Monday is a national holiday) and December 31 – January 1
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (admission until 17:30)