[Artizon Museum] Three special exhibitions will be held at the same time! Press preview report

From April 29, 2022 at the Artizon Museum

"Jam Session Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Toshio Shibata x Risaku Suzuki Photographs and Paintings-Toshio Shibata and Risaku Suzuki from Cezanne"

"Transformation Art born from crossing borders"

"Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Feature Corner Exhibition Picasso and Milo Prints-Education Promotion Plan-"

All three high-profile exhibitions are being held at the same time.

A "jam session" that focuses on the mutual relationship between photography and painting, and a "Transformation" that focuses on internationalization and the transition of art since the 19th century.

Here, we report on the press preview held prior to the open house.

The relationship between photography and painting is asked by the two artists.

"Jam Session Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Toshio Shibata x Risaku Suzuki Photographs and Paintings-Toshio Shibata and Risaku Suzuki from Cezanne" Exhibition Hall Entrance

"Photographs and Paintings-Toshio Shibata and Risaku Suzuki from Cezanne ", the third in a series "Jam Session" focused on by the Artizon Museum.
This exhibition focuses on the two artists who chose photography as the medium for their creation, and is an ambitious attempt to question the relationship between contemporary photography and painting, starting from Cezanne's paintings.

Painting has undergone major changes, starting from the Impressionists, and one of the sources of motivation is photography, which began to spread in the latter half of the 19th century. Photography and painting are not limited to simple imitations of each other, but have influenced and given each other, and have continued to develop by taking advantage of their respective characteristics.

This exhibition explores the characteristics and unique expressions of photography by exhibiting not only the works of the two artists, but also the works of various artists such as Paul Cézanne, who continued to be an important guideline for the two artists.

This exhibition consists of 6 sections, in which the works of both artists, including new works, will be exhibited together with the Ishibashi Foundation's collection.

Toshio Shibata was born in Tokyo in 1949. After graduating from the Department of Oil Painting, Tokyo University of the Arts, he entered the Royal Academy of Ghent, Belgium, and was fully immersed in photographic expression. Landscapes with structures such as dams and concrete retaining walls in various parts of Japan are photographed with a large camera and presented in precise black-and-white prints. He started shooting color works in the 2000s and has expanded the range of his expressions.

The work, which is based on an artificial structure in nature, has a consistently pictorial look. Like the work at the beginning of the section that reflects the water flowing down the concrete, it is characterized by a style that works on the imagination of the viewer by simplifying the form and highlighting the motif.

Risaku Suzuki was born in Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture in 1963, and graduated from the Graduate School of Photography, Tokyo College of Photography. In 1998, he published the first photo book "KUMANO", which was composed of a sequence with the theme of visualization of geographical movement and temporal transition, and has consistently presented works based on the problem awareness of "seeing". ..

As you can see in Section II, Suzuki's work, which reflects objects such as water scenes, trees, snow, and people, is memorable with vivid colors. In addition, the work group "Mirror Portrait", in which a person who is reversed in a mirror is reflected, is also impressive. It feels like raising the issue of "seeing" things.

In addition to the exhibitions by Shibata and Suzuki, Paul Cézanne's session and Sesshu's session will also feature the works of the three parties. I would like you to enjoy the expressions of the artists who are deeply connected in "seeing" beyond one individual.

What is "cross-border" in modern art?

"Transformation Art born from crossing borders" Venue entrance

The venue for the simultaneous "Transformation Art Born from Crossing Borders" is the exhibition room on the 5th floor.
This exhibition focuses on "cross-border" and "change" and looks at European, Japanese, and American art from the mid-19th century to the post-WWII period.

As the title suggests, it is an attempt to shed light on the appearance of artists who are trying to open up new horizons of creation by changing themselves in the wake of contact with foreign beings.

Modern art that is colored by the emergence of avant-garde trends, including the Manet and Impressionists of the latter half of the 19th century. Behind this was the progress of internationalization in which the distribution of people, goods, and information related to art became active across continents.
What we are paying attention to in this exhibition is the trajectory of artists who have come to put themselves in such diverse influence relationships, renewing their ideas and forming originality.

Here, four painters, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Takeji Fujishima, Paul Klee, and Zao Wou-Kee, are featured, and about 80 works including two new collections are exhibited.

In particular, Zao Wou-Ki, who is featured in the final Chapter 4, is the authenticity of paintings that seem to be a combination of Eastern books and ink paintings and Western abstract paintings, and the dynamism of the spirit hidden in them. Is hard to describe. I hope you can see it directly.

Picasso and Miro, a free soul competition.


The Ishibashi Foundation collection selection will be held on the 4th floor of the exhibition room, and the gem collection of the foundation will be gathered.

Above all, the prints of Picasso and Milo in the special feature corner can be said to be the white eye of this exhibition.
Both Picasso and Milo were from Spain and were active at the same time. In this special feature section, the charm of Picasso and Miro's prints from the Ishibashi Foundation collection is approached, and the technique of prints is explained in an easy-to-understand manner.

In addition, a print workshop is scheduled to be held during the session. Please see the official website for details.

Outline of the event

Legislative session April 29, 2022 (Friday) – July 10, 2022 (Sunday)
venue Jam Session Ishibashi Foundation Collection x Toshio Shibata x Risaku Suzuki Photographs and Paintings-From Cezanne Toshio Shibata and Risaku Suzuki (Exhibition Room on the 6th floor)
Transformation Art born from crossing borders (exhibition room on the 5th floor)
Ishibashi Foundation Collection Special Feature Corner Exhibition Picasso and Milo Prints — Educational Promotion Plan — (Exhibition Room on the 4th Floor)
Opening hours 10: 00-18: 00 (until 20:00 on Fridays except April 29) * Admission is 30 minutes before closing
closing day Monday
Organizer Ishibashi Foundation Artizon Museum
Official page https://www.artizon.museum/