Tadanori Yokoo: 100 Takes on Hanshan and Shide

Poster design: Yokoo Tadanori

Hanshan and Shide are believed to have lived in China during the Tang dynasty. Although they immersed themselves in writing poetry, they dressed in rags and engaged in eccentric behavior. In reality, however, they were the bodhisattvas Manjushri and Samantabhadra. Like characters from a fairy tale, the two have attracted and been depicted by many artists throughout history. Similarly, Yokoo Tadanori found Hanshan and Shide to be an ideal image for an artist, leading him to make a total of 102 paintings of the two over an approximately one-year period.

This exhibition takes up where the last one, Forward to the Past: Yokoo Tadanori’s Road to Hanshan and Shide, left off. Yokoo’s quest, which began with his new interpretation of a work by Soga Shohaku, evolved in a free-wheeling manner as he projected Hanshan and Shide onto a wide range of imagery. These included ukiyo-e-style pictures of beautiful women, floating Belorussian lovers, and a group of marathon runners.

All of these new works are being shown in this museum for the first time. Enjoy viewing today’s Yokoo who, even after a painting career of 40 years, only grows stronger.

Also on View: YOKOO TADANORI COLLECTION GALLERY 2024 Part1

Dates
May 25 (Sat.) - August 25 (Sun.), 2024

Closed: Mondays (except Jul. 15 and Aug. 12) and Jul. 16, Aug. 13
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (admission until 17:30)
Admission

Adult ¥700
University students ¥550
Age 70 and over ¥350
High school students and younger Free

September 3, 2021 2021  Collection of the Artist
January 6, 2022 2022  Collection of the Artist
January 30, 2022 2022  Collection of the Artist
May 1, 2022 2022  Collection of the Artist
December 12, 2022 2022  Collection of the Artist
January 14, 2023 2023  Collection of the Artist

Also on View: YOKOO TADANORI COLLECTION GALLERY 2024 Part1

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, and various related materials in order to provide a deeper and slightly different perspective on the artist’s body of work.

Running simultaneously with Tadanori Yokoo: 100 Takes on Hanshan and Shide is an exhibit of related works and materials. In addition to Hanshan and Shide 2020 (2019), the first work in the eponymous series, and some prints, we present a selection of reproductions of works based on the theme of Hanshan and Shide from the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, which served as the Tokyo venue for Tadanor Yokooi: 100 Takes on Hanshan and Shide.

 

Dates  May 25 (Sat.) – August 25 (Sun.), 2024

              Closed: Mondays (except Jul. 15 and Aug. 12) and Jul. 16, Aug. 13
              Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (admission until 17:30)