MOT Collection: Journals vol.2

Art. 5

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

MOT Collection: Journals vol.2

Saturday, 13 November 2021 – Wednesday, 23 February 2022

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo houses approximately 5,500 artworks in its extensive collection, which spans the modern and contemporary periods with a focus on art of the postwar years. Each installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition introduces artworks in the collection from various themes and angles in its effort to convey the diverse appeal of contemporary art.

Under the title, “Journals”, artworks created daily against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic that transformed our lives, the Olympics held upon a global scale, and the ordinary day-to-day, are presented across two floors in the form of an anthology comprising a wide variety of artists.

Chim↑Pom’s May, 2020, Tokyo(Okubo Station)-Drawing a Blueprint- (on exhibit until late January 2022), as well as print works “Quarantine Series” and Zeus: the God of Olympia by Oscar OIWA (all on special exhibit) will be presented on this occasion along with a selection of approximately 100 works by artists including KOU Kana [YOSHIDA Kana] (feature exhibit), KAWARA On, Fluxus artists (SHIOMI Mieko [Chieko], Nam June PAIK, etc.), MISHIMA Kimiyo, KWAK Duck Jun, KOBAYASHI Masato, Christian BOLTANSKI, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, and others. Through this extensive and eclectic showcasing of works, the exhibition serves to illuminate the society in which we live, our daily lives, and the memories that surround them.

*Some of the exhibited works are on continued display from the previous installment of the “MOT Collection” exhibition (July 17 – October 17, 2021).
*Chim↑Pom’s May, 2020, Tokyo will be replaced with a different work in late January 2022.
*Please be informed that the contents of the exhibit may be subject to change.


Oscar OIWA, KWAK Duck Jun, KAWARA On, KOU Kana [YOSHIDA Kana], KOBAYASHI Masato, Chim↑Pom, MISHIMA Kimiyo, FLUXUS (SHIOMI Mieko [Chieko], Nam June PAIK, etc.), Christian BOLTANSKI, Sam Taylor=Johnson [Wood], Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, and more


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Saturday, 13 November, 2021– Wednesday, 23 February, 2022
Mondays (except 10 Jan., 21 Feb.), 28 Dec.-1 Jan., 11 Jan.
10:00-18:00 (Tickets available until 30 minutes before closing)
Adults 500 yen, University & College Students 400 yen, High School Students & Adult over 65 250 yen, Free for under Junior High School Student & Temporary Exhibition tickets holders

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Collection Gallery
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

November 13 2021 - February 23 2022