Izumi Kato with Selections from the Hara Rokuro Collection

Dates : Part I: July 13 (Saturday) – September 11 (Wednesday) Part II: October 25 (Friday), 2019 – January 13 (Monday, national holiday), 2020

Installation view at Kankai Pavilion Photo: Yusuke Sato ©2019 Izumi Kato
Installation view at Kankai Pavilion Photo: Yusuke Sato ©2019 Izumi Kato

Works by Izumi Kato are being featured in the Kankai Pavilion as part of the on-going exhibition IZUMI KATO-LIKE A ROLLING SNOWBALL at Hara Museum ARC.
Within the Kankai Pavilion’s tranquil space, 27 of Kato’s works, ranging from new work using fabric to lithographs and sculptures made of stone and wood, appear for the first time within a Japanese-style setting with masterpieces of traditional art selected by Kato himself. We invite you to experience the charm of Kato’s works revealed under intimate illumination that emulate the ambience of Japanese wax candles, in contrast to the bright open spaces of the contemporary galleries.

■Number of Works
34 in total (27 works by Izumi Kato/ 6 pieces from the Hara Rokuro Collection/one piece of contemporary art from the Hara Museum Collection).

■Featured Works
Traditional Art: Landscape based on an old Chinese anecdote “Assembly at the Orchid Pavilion”, Kano School, hanging scroll, Momoyama-Edo period / Scene of mournful assembly at the death of Buddha, hanging scroll, Momoyama period / Book of model hankwriting called “Reiso-dai”, twelve leaves from twenty-one pages in all, Nara – Muromachi period / Pair of Satsuma ware sake bottles with portable maki-e case (buriburi), Maki-e on lacquer, Edo period / Scene of monkey and full moon, hanging scroll, Muromachi period / Case of a sword decorated with flower scroll design, Black lacquuer with maki-e, Edo period Contemporary Art: Anish Kapoor, Void, 1992


Part I: July 13 (Saturday) – September 11 (Wednesday), 2019
Part II: October 25 (Friday), 2019 – January 13 (Monday/national holiday), 2020
“Arata Isozaki at the Kankai Pavilion” will be shown from September 13 (Friday) – October 23 (Wednesday), 2019

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Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

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