Past Exhibitions

Messages: Takahashi Collection

Sat, Sep 19, 2015 - Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Contemporary art collector and psychiatrist Takahashi Ryutaro has amassed a collection of more than 2,000 items since 1997. “Messages” showcased a wide range of paintings, videos, and sculptural works, including invaluable early works by Kusama Yayoi and works by leading Japanese contemporary artists of the 1990s and 2000s̶a long list that includes Nara Yoshitomo and Murakami Takashi as well as Chim↑Pom, Kasetsu, and teamLab. The exhibition highlighted the diverse messages of these artists, whose works are an acute reflection of our times. A symposium on contemporary art titled “Communicating by Contemporary Art: Art Museums as the New Cultural Base in the City” was also held during the exhibition, leading to animated discussion on contemporary art and the challenges faced by art museums.




Messages: Takahashi Collection


Sat, Sep 19, 2015 - Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Towada Art Center


Exhibition: 600 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 1,000 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more


Towada Art Center

Special Support from

Ryutaro Takahashi, The Takahashi Collection & NPO Kokoro no Kai

Endorsed by

To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company & Towada City Board of Education

Financial Support from

Fund for the Promotion of the Arts and Culture

Guest Curator

Yayoi Kojima

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