Sat, Sep 22, 2012 - Mon, Jan 14, 2013
“The Little Little House in the Blue Woods” was a solo exhibition by Nara Yoshitomo, an internationally renowned artist hailing from Aomori Prefecture. The exhibition featured early works as well as recent paintings, drawings, and sculptures, serving as a comprehensive showcase of Nara’s creative output. A highlight of the exhibition was the production of Yoroshiku Girl 2012 , which subsequently became part of the museum’s permanent collection. Nara depicts children with defiant attitudes or anxious eyes as well as animals that look lonely yet somehow humorous, both of which attracted many visitors to “The Little Little House in the Blue Woods.”
Born in Hirosaki City, Aomori, 1959. In 1988 he went to Germany, where he studied at the Staatliche Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. After graduation, he lived and worked in Köln. Since returning to Japan in 2000, he has been working energetically on paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Also his works have been exhibited both domestically and internationally. In 2010, his major solo exhibition “Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool” has been held in Asia Society museum (New York, U.S.) His latest solo exhibition, “a bit like you and me” which has started in Yokohama Museum of Art in July 2012, is scheduled to travel to Aomori Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, and also Asian and Oceanian countries.
Towada Art Center
Exhibition: 500 yen
Collection + Exhibition: 900 yen
Children (18 and Under): Free
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
Towada Art Center
In Cooperation with
Aomori Museum of Art
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Art & Style
With the Support of
To-o Nippo Press, Daily Tohoku Shimbun, Aomori Broadcasting Corporation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Company, Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Company & Towada City Board of Education
We are currently preparing for our next project.