Art Week Tokyo Focus WORLDS IN BALANCE: ART IN JAPAN FROM THE POSTWAR TO PRESENT
Okura Museum of Art, Tokyo
November 2 – 5, 2023
Yuichiro Ukai is featured in the cross-sectional exhibition to survey Japanese Art after the World War Ⅱ, in conjunction with Art Week Tokyo.
“The inaugural edition of Art Week Tokyo Focus is curated by Kenjiro Hosaka, Director of the Shiga Museum of Art, Otsu. “Worlds in Balance: Art in Japan from the Postwar to the Present” explores the productive tensions that have driven the emergence of new expression in Japan over the past century, such as those between art and craft, abstraction and figuration, material and immaterial, and nature and technology. Installed across three floors of the Okura Museum of Art, the exhibition assembles more than 100 works by 64 Japanese and Japan-based artists representing a broad range of generations and practices.”
The exhibition consists of 12 chapters. Yuichiro Ukai is singled out for the very last chapter “In the Posthuman Era.”
Kenjiro Hosaka is Director of the Shiga Museum of Art, Otsu (SMoA). He was formerly Curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) from 2000 through 2020, where he organized broad crosscutting exhibitions of figures ranging from painters Leiko Ikemura and Francis Bacon to avant-garde poet and multimedia artist Gozo Yoshimatsu and architect Kengo Kuma. His recent exhibitions include Logical Emotion: Contemporary Art from Japan (Museum Haus Konstructiv, Zurich, etc., 2014-15), Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945 (MAXXI the National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome and MOMAT, 2016-17) and Genius: The Human Gift for Creating and Living (SMoA, 2022).