What we're about

"Art Is What You Can Get Away with" -Marshall McLuhan (Propagated by Andy Warhol)

WHY?
Because there are numbers of interesting art shows and cultural events in the Greater Tokyo Area.

WHAT?
We will check out all types of cultural events. The main focus of the meet up group will be checking out art exhibitions, but we are not art snobs. We will check out anything as long as they are entertaining to us.

WHO?
Anyone who likes to explore art + culture in the Greater Tokyo Area should join.

HOW?
Just click "yes" for the RSVP response and show up to the meeting place.

HOW MUCH?
The price of an admission ticket.

HOW OFTEN?
Once a week hopefully.

WHY NOT JOIN US?

Upcoming events (2)

Afternoon of Viennese Art

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Central Building

Details For this meetup, we will spend the afternoon to enjoy Viennese art in the following exhibitions. 1. Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan[masked]. Vienna on the Path to Modernism Meeting Time: 1:00PM (13:00) Meeting Spot: Around the Park Gate (3F) of JR Ueno Station (https://matcha-jp.com/en/1064) ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ First Exhibition: Gustav Klimt: Vienna – Japan 1900 #Location# Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (https://www.tobikan.jp/en/guide/index.html) #Admission Fee# 1,400 yen #Information about the exhibition# https://klimt2019.jp/en/outline.html "Gustav Klimt [masked])—a leading figure in Viennese art at the turn of the 20th century. Klimt’s paintings, known for their opulent decorative character and fin-de-siècle eroticism, still today enjoy widespread popularity. This exhibition marking the centennial of the artist’s death will feature more than 25 oil paintings by Klimt—the largest display ever to be realized in Japan. They will range from early naturalistic works and foremost 'Golden Phase' painting, created after his forming the Viennese Secession, to sensual portraits of women and the landscapes he painted throughout his career. Through these and works by Klimt's contemporaries in Vienna, Japanese artworks inspirational to his style, and a re-creation of exhibits at Viennese Secession Building—using elaborate reproduction of the wall paintings—viewers will revel in the splendor of fin-de-siècle Viennese art. " [from the webiste of the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2019_klimt.html)] ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Second Exhibition: Vienna on the Path to Modernism #Location# The National Art Center, Tokyo (http://www.nact.jp/english/information/access/) #Admission Fee# 1,600 yen #Information about the exhibition# https://artexhibition.jp/wienmodern2019/structure-en/ "This exhibition examines Viennese fin de siècle culture from the vantage point of 'the path to modernization,' as it experiments with a new type of exhibition. Previous studies have rarely noticed that Viennese fin de siècle culture did not appear out of nowhere. Rather, we can say that various seeds planted in the 18th century blossomed and came to fruition at the end of the 19th century. The enlightenment philosophy of the 18th century reign of Empress Maria Theresia developed during the Biedermeier period, a time that can be seen as the nascence of Viennese modernist culture, and linked to the glittering splendor of late 19th century art movements. This exhibition unites masterpieces of the second half of the 18th century and the Biedermeier period with works by such major fin de siècle artists as Klimt, Schiele, the Viennese Secessionists, Kokoschka, Otto Wagner, the Wiener Werkstätte and Adolf Loos. The unprecedented gathering of works includes a selection of 74 oil paintings, plus numerous decorative artworks, graphics and textiles. Approximately 400 works will be displayed in Tokyo. Indeed, this exhibition's definitive display will foster an understanding of Vienna's abundant cultural riches. " [from the website of the National Art Center, Tokyo (http://www.nact.jp/english/exhibitions/2019/wienmodern2019/)] ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Chat session We will take a coffee break between the first and second show to have a chat session. When we meet up before the exhibition, let's decide where we go after the show.

Joseph Cornell Collage & Montage

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

For this meetup, we will check out an exhibition of Joseph Cornell. "Joseph Cornell [masked]) is an artist known for his ‘boxes’ consisting of things that caught his eye in old used book stores and dime stores in New York, which he arranged in handmade boxes. When these objects like pages torn out of books, printed reproductions of paintings, cordial glass and cork balls, were composed in the boxes, poetically resonant associations developed between them and created Cornell worlds of codified symbols. " [From the website of Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art (http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/art/exhibition/)] #Location# Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art (http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/access/index.html) #Exhibition to see:# Joseph Cornell Collage & Montage #Schedule# 12:00 PM Meet inside of the North Exit Gate of Keisei Nippori station (Info (http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetudou/stationmap/pdf/us/103.pdf)) (Keisei Nippori Station is connected to JR Nippori Station. You can get to JR Nippori Station by Yamanote line.) **If you are not familiar with Nippori station, I recommend you to arrive at the station a little earlier just in case you get lost in the station.** 12:19 Leave Keisei Nippori Station 13:09 Arrive at Keisei Sakura Station 13:20 Leave Keisei Sakura Station to the museum 13:50 Arrive at Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art 16:20 Leave Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art #Museum Admission Fee# ¥1,300 #Information about the exhibition# http://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/art/exhibition/ #Chat session after the show# As usual, let's have a chat session at the end of the event. When we meet up before the exhibition, let's decide where we go after the show.

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