Lectures on the Collection 2021-22

A curator chooses one work from the museum’s collection and presents a lecture on it. The lecture begins at 2 p.m. on the days shown below in the auditorium on the second floor. Up to 90 people. (No reservation required, free admission, duration 90 minutes)

First lecture \ Aug.22 [Sun.]

Rufino Tamayo “Wind in Mexico” (1952) © 2021 Rufino Tamayo / ARS, New York / JASPAR, Tokyo   G2449

Title: Interactions with Surrealists
Artwork: Rufino Tamayo “Wind in Mexico” (1952)
Lecturer: Misato Seike

This lecture reviews “Wind in Mexico,” a collaborative work between Tamayo and poet Benjamin Péret, to explore Tamayo’s interactions with Surrealists.

Second lecture \ Oct.24 [Sun.]

Daihaku Kato “Work with Points – 80.D2” (1980)

Title: Art Creation as Work
Artwork: Daihaku Kato “Work with Points – 80.D2” (1980)
Lecturer: Minako Tsunoda

This lecture introduces how artwork created as work is produced and the artist’s experiences and thinking behind this creative method. 。

Third lecture \ Dec.26 [Sun.]

Satoru Shoji “Space by White Cloth ’68-6” (1968)

Title: Space expression by Satoru Shoji
Artwork: Satoru Shoji “Space by White Cloth ’68-6” (1968)
Lecturer: Haruka Morimoto

Satoru Shoji (1939-present) works out of his base in Nagoya and is known for his installations using cloths. This lecture unravels his works and how he captures space.

Fourth lecture \ Feb.27 [Sun.]

Tamiji Kitagawa ”House of Akatsu Potter” (1941)

Title: Labor and Mural
Artwork: Tamiji Kitagawa “House of Akatsu Potter” (1941)
Lecturer: Kotoe Katsuta

This lecture centers around “House of Akatsu Potter,” a painting depicting workers of pottery production in Seto drawn in a mural-like composition, and introduces the art of Tamiji Kitagawa.




* If you need assistance to participate in lectures and events, please ask the museum staff at the time of registration for activities that require advance registration, and two weeks before an event that permits participation on the day of the event.

* Please note that the exhibition time may be changed or the exhibition itself may be canceled due to circumstances, such as to prevent the spread of COVID-19.