One of the highlights of the reopening is Hiroshi Sugimoto’s glass tea house, Mondrian, which has previously been exhibited as far away as Venice and Versailles and is now featured in the museum garden.
Glass Tea House “Mondrian”, 2014. Installation view at the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art © Hiroshi Sugimoto. Photo: Yuji Ono
Another addition to the museum is The Triangle (artist, viewer, and museum), which is a gallery space devoted to up-and-coming artists.
“The Triangle” Photo: Takeru Koroda. Courtesy of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Many of the original designs of the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art were retained in the renovations.The exhibition room is currently exhibiting artwork centered on “Spring”; the fresh greens in many of the works welcome visitors through the original exhibition galleries.
The Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art’s long-awaited update uses the space in a modern way with gallery space that works with contemporary art while retaining some architectural features from the past. Jun Aoki’s vision to create an open space with good “chi” (spirit) flow and a connection to the outside world is now a reality that is open to the public.
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO – POST VITAM
Date: May 26th – October 4th, 2020
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays (except Public Holiday)
Place: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art
Address: 124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Admission: Adult 1500 yen, University and High School student 1,100
Text: Amelia Ijiri