Yokoo Tadanori's Haunted Museum

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.
   
   

Also on View: YOKOO TADANORI COLLECTION GALLERY 2021

Dates
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)
Admission

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

※ We recommend for all visitors purchasing a reserved priority ticket online.

・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.

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Illustration for Complete Works of Edogawa Rampo (Kodansha) c.1969 Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art
Cover Design for Shonen Magazine (Kodansha) 1970 Artist
Karma c.1985 Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art
Love of Fear 1994 Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art
The Holy Spirit in Pantanal 1995 Artist(Deposited in Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art)
Holy Remains 2000 Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art
Headless Maitreya c.2001 Artist(Deposited in Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art)
Black Y-junction 1 2010 Artist(Deposited in Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art)

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)