The Feast of the Goddesses: Selections from the Hara Museum Collection
Dates : March 12 (Saturday) – June 26 (Sunday), 2016
Rembrandt painted many portraits of his wife Saskia as Flora, the goddess of spring, treating the world of myth as something familiar. Through the act of “entering” into these famous paintings by the past master, Yasumasa Morimura sought to draw closer to Rembrandt the man and the history of art. Flora is a goddess of both fertility and flowers.
On the other hand, Mika Ninagawa’s PLANT A TREE, which appears at Hara Museum ARC for the first time, are a group of photographs of cherry blossoms, taken by the artist during the spring of 2010 along the Meguro River. Shooting as if possessed, the artist captured images of blossoms as they scattered onto the river following their moment of ephemeral glory.
In this exhibition, we showcase the world of goddesses, i.e., women artists at the forefront of today’s art world who have created work overflowing with beauty and life force (as symbolized by flowers) with a selection that encompasses a variety of expressions.
Nobuyoshi Araki, Masako Ando, Yayoi Kusama, Toko Shinoda, Toeko Tatsuno, Tabaimo, Yoshitomo Nara, Mika Ninagawa, Kae Masuda, Yasumasa Morimura, Miwa Yanagi and others