Poster design: Yokoo Tadanori
In 2000, in his hometown of Nishiwaki in Hyogo Prefecture, Yokoo Tadanori took a flash photograph of a three-way junction at night. The seemingly familiar scenery was transformed, revealing a completely new landscape. Inspired by this photo, Yokoo embarked on the Y-Junctions series, which eventually grew into an ongoing project that could be called his magnum opus. Its introspective world of light and shadow has evolved, going through a phase of explosive, festive color and continuing to generate ever-changing variations to this day.
In 2015, the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art presented Yokoo Tadanori: Y-Junction Continued, showcasing works in the series from 2006 to 2015. The current exhibition extends and complements that show, focusing on early pieces in the series from 2000 to 2005 as well as more recent ones from 2016 onwards, venturing further into the fascinating world of the Y-Junctions.
The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in 2020 to mark the 20th anniversary of the inception of the series. However, it was postponed until now due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
University students ¥550
Age 70 and over ¥350
High school students and younger Free
Also on View: 2023 Yokoo Tadanori Collection Gallery Part2, On Landscape
The Yokoo Tadanori Collection Gallery, newly established in 2021, was designed to display documents from Yokoo Tadanori’s archive as well as showcasing a diverse range of collections that Yokoo has maintained for many years in order to provide a deeper and slightly different perspective on the artist’s body of work.
In conjunction with Yokoo Tadanori: Wow! ★ Y-Junctions, the exhibition which is currently on view, we feature landscape-related works from Yokoo’s collection by Western masters of modern and contemporary art such as Gustave Doré (1832-1883), Man Ray (1890-1976), and Christo (1935-2020).
Dates January 27 (Sat.) – May 6 (Mon.), 2024
Closed: Mondays (except Feb. 12, Apr. 29, May 6) and Feb. 13, Apr. 30
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (admission until 17:30)