Temporary Exhibitions

2D Printers

Exhibition period 15 July - 18 September 2017

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts tried to show the relationship and difference between scientific thoughts and fine art, through exhibitions such as “Pictorial Evolution of Pictures”(2011) and”Thermodynamics of the Sun”(2014).

This exhibition “2D Printers” tries to focus on “utility”. Since seventeenth century when the terminology “fine art” was born scientists looked up art, because art was able to display the gloriousness of the kings and government. Art used to have “utility”.

But from nineteenth century art wanted to abandon such utility to let art itself look autonomous. People in modern world believe in the myth which tells us art has no utility. On the other hand science displaying utility developed hand in hand with technics, and became technology.

The art has criticism. It used to point criticism toward art itself. Technology never has criticism. Some contemporary artists point criticism not art itself but society including monstrous technology. We would like to try to call this criticism of art “utility”, comparing the handworks with mechanical works.

Organized by : Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
Assisted by : Japan Arts Fund  , The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences
Supported by : Asahi Shimbun Utsunomiya Bureau, Utsunomiya Broadcasting Station, NHK, F.M.Tochigi Broadcasting Co., Ltd., The Sankei Shimbun Utsunomiya Bureau, Shimotsuke Shimbun, The Tokyo Shimbun Utsunomiya Bureau, Tochigi Television, Company Radio Tochigi (CRT), Nikkei Inc. Utsunomiya Bureau, The Mainichi Newspapers Utsunomiya Branch Office, The Yomiuri Shimbun Utsunomiya Bureau
Museum hours : 9:30−17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Closed : on Mondays (except 18 Jul., 19 Sep. ), 19 Jul.
Admission fee : ¥800 (¥700) Adult
¥500 (¥400) University and high-school students
Free under junior high-school students
*Amounts shown in parentheses are group rate (over 20 people)
Miran Fukuda
Renoir “Nude in Sunlight”
1996
oil on canvas, flames
35×29cm (5 pieces in set)
Sanbi-shosha collection
collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Japan
Hanako Murakami
“El Fin del Mundo No Liego”
2014
Woodcut
70×50cm
private collection
Tatsumi Orimoto
[mail-art] performance I make up and become ART-MAMA [TOKYO]
2016
Offset
99.5×70cm
private collection
Kimiyo Mishima
COPY-NEWS PAPER-F
ceramics,silkscreen
36×26×10cm
collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Japan
Satoshi Hashimoto
Fw: The Successive Presidents of The United States
2014
Offset
51.5×72.5cm
private collection
Kwak Duck-jum
Reagan and Kwak
1981
silkscreen
53×36.8cm
collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Japan
Arinori Ichihara
ZON 1004
1981
Monotype
100×200cm
collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Japan
Honoré-Victorin Daumier
Les représentans représentés,no.31, “ Lagrange”
1849
Lithograph
27×19.4cm
collection of Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts,Japan

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