Henri Matisse and Georges Rouault enjoyed a lifelong friendship. Their correspondence, spanning half a century, will now be published for the first time in Japanese. To mark the occasion, this exhibit will present excerpts from the book and tie them to works by both artists to offer a pictorial overview of their dramatic lives.
After a tour through Europe, this exhibition of Japanese residential architecture will finally arrive in Japan. It was curated by a team led by a French architect, who wanted to showcase the works of today’s most popular Japanese architects. The exhibit will introduce visitors to 70 modern-day classics that reflect the uniquely Japanese environment in which they were built-whether it is one of many distinctive geographical terrains that compose Japan, or the kind of dense urban neighborhood found throughout Japanese cities.
Globally renowned product designer Naoto Fukasawa will be holding his first ever exhibition in Japan. Displays will include award-winning chairs, tables, lights, and other products that he has designed for Maruni, MUJI, B&B Italia, ±0, and Panasonic. The exhibit is designed to offer visitors a glimpse into Fukasawa’s mind.
Wassily Kandinsky-a pioneer of abstract art-and Georges Rouault were both known for the bright, vivid colors they used to depict the turmoil of early 20th century Europe in works that defined the era’s avant-garde. The exhibition will display many of these works, in addition to a number of expressionist works by other artists. This one of a kind opportunity has been made possible through the cooperation of the Miyagi Museum of Art, which owns one of Japan’s largest Kandinsky collections, as well as the Rouault Foundation in Paris and other institutions.
Herend, alongside Meissen and Sèvres, is one of Europe’s most renowned brands of luxury porcelain products. Beginning in the 19th century, Herend porcelain enjoyed the patronage of the European aristocracy, notably Empress Elisabeth of Austria. The exhibition will display a large number of Herend products on loan from countries including their native Hungary-such as from the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Museum. Visitors will be given a chance to see the qualities that have attracted customers to Herend porcelain for two centuries.