Mori Museum
ROPPONGI HILLS MORI TOWER (53F),
6-10-1 ROPPONGI, MINATO-KU,
TOKYO, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6406-6100


Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo
Saturday 28 January Sunday 7 May 2006 <Open Everyday>

About the Exhibition

Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo traces the fascinating cultural links between these two great world capitals from the end of the nineteenth century until the present day. Through two world wars, a devastating earthquake, high-speed economic growth, failed ideologies, and economic recessions, both cities experienced similar periods of ruin and rebirth. Cultural contact between the two capitals at these times was not limited to art, but included numerous fascinating exchanges in such fields as architecture, photography, theatre and design. This exhibit reflects the varied interaction and traces their history in a total of some 500 works divided into 11 sections.
The first half of the exhibition showcases individual artists and exhibitions that influenced Tokyo's artistic community in the early twentieth century, including: Berlin architects Hermann Ende and Wilhelm Böckmann, who designed the original Ministry of Justice building (1887) in the Neo-Baroque style; the Der Sturm Gallery exhibition (1914), which Yamada Kosaku, a composer and others brought back to Japan from Berlin; Murayama Tomoyoshi, who created a sensation when he helped found the MAVO group (1923) after absorbing such influences as Russian avant-garde, Italian futurism, and Dadaism during a stay in Europe; and the film and photography exhibition FIFO, which had immense impact on the New Photography movement when it came to Japan in 1931. Also included are Yamawaki Iwao and Mizutani Takehiko, who studied at the Bauhaus, and Bruno Taut, one of the most important architects in Berlin who spent three years in Japan in flight from the Nazis in the 1930s. This part of the exhibition highlights these individuals as it explores the relationship between Bauhaus and Japanese architecture and design.
The second half of the exhibition focuses more on the parallel relationships between the two cities and their artistic movements. Works in this section start with the late 1930s, when both nations were on the brink of World War II and continues through war and its accompanying defeat and the rebirth and reconstruction in the 1950s. This is followed by the 1960s, when the New York-centered Fluxus movement united avant-garde movements in Tokyo and Berlin, that then grew and flowered together. Finally, the focus of the exhibition shifts to Germany at the end of the Cold War. After the Berlin Wall was torn down the city once again became the capital of a reunified Germany. This revitalized Berlin has grown into a vibrant city capable of sustaining its both history and traditions to produce fresh and dynamic contemporary art.
Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo is one of the biggest events of the Germany in Japan 2005/2006 festival, and will also tour to Germnay, where it will be displayed at Berlin's Neue Nationalgalerie from June 2006.

Sections

  • BERLIN-TOKYO 1880-1914 Exoticism and Modernity
  • DER STURM IN TOKYO 1914 The Impact of the Avant-garde
  • TOKYO-BERLIN 1912-1923 New Visions in Art and Architecture
  • CULTURES IN CONFLICT 1918-1925 Berlin Dada, Tokyo MAVO and the influence of the Russian Revolution
  • MODERN GIRLS, MODERN BOYS Moga and Mobo in 1920s Tokyo and Berlin
  • FIFO (FILM UND FOTO) 1929-1931 New Approaches in Photography
  • BAUHAUS AND BRUNO TAUT Design and Architecture in the 1930s
  • THE DARK YEARS 1931-1945 Dictatorship, Resistance and War
  • RECONSTRUCTION 1945-1950s The Aftermath of War
  • FLUXUS, POP ART AND NEW EXPRESSIONISM IN THE 1960s
  • BERLIN NOW Contemporary Art After the Wall

Artists










Franz ACKERMANN
AKAMATSU Rinsaku
AKASEGAWA Genpei
Josef ALBERS
AY-O
BAIDO Kunimasa (Utagawa Kunimasa IV)
Georg BASELITZ
Herbert BAYER
Max BECKMANN
Joseph BEUYS
Aenne BIERMANN
Wilhelm BÖCKMANN
Candice BREITZ
Marianne BRESLAUER
Marcel BREUER
Bunriha Kenchiku Kai (The Society of BUNRIHA Architects)
Max BURCHARTZ
David BURLIUK
Suse BYK
Chargesheimer
Lovis CORINTH
DOMON Ken
Ei-Q
Hermann ENDE
Annika ERIKSSON
Hans FINSLER
Arno FISCHER
Nina FISCHER & Maroan EL SANI
FUKUZAWA Ichiro
FUMON Gyo
Walter FUNKAT
FURUKAWA Narutoshi
FURUSAWA Iwami
Fred GRAVENHORST
Walter GROPIUS
Katharina GROSSE
George GROSZ
Hans GRUNDIG
HAHAKABE Kinshu
August HAJDUK
Heinz HAJEK-HALKE
HAMAMATSU Kogenta
HAMAYA Hiroshi
HANAYA Kanbee
HASEGAWA Kiyoshi
Raoul HAUSMANN
HAYASHI Tadahiko
John HEARTFIELD
Erich HECKEL
Florence HENRI
HIGUCHI Tadao
HIRAI Terushichi
Hannah HÖCH
Karl HOFER
HONJO Koro
HORINO Masao
ICHIYOSAI Kuniteru (Utagawa Kuniteru II)
IKEBE Hitoshi
INOUE Yasuji
ISHII Shigeo
ISHIMOTO Kikuji
IWAMIYA Takeji
Julius JACOB
Jikken kobo (HASEGAWA Saburo, KITADAI Shozo, OTSUJI Kiyoji, SAITO Yoshishige, TESHIGAHARA Sofu, YAMAGUCHI Katsuhiro)
KAGEYAMA Koyo
KANBARA Tai
Wassily KANDINSKY
KATSUKAWA Shuntei
KAWABATA Ryushi
KAWABE Masahisa
KAWAKAMI Ryoka
KAWARA On
Peter KEETMAN
Keiji Kobo
KIMURA Ihee
Ernst Ludwig KIRCHNER
KISHIDA Ryusei
KOBAYASHI Mango
KOGA Harue
KOISHI Kiyoshi
Oskar KOKOSCHKA
Georg KOLBE
Käthe KOLLWITZ
KON Wajiro
KOSUGI Takehisa
KUDO Tetsumi
KUSAMA Yayoi
KUWABARA Kineo

Martin LIEBSCHER

Wassili LUCKHARDT
MACHIDA Ryuyo
Jeanne MAMMEN
Franz MARC
Elli MARCUS
Ludwig MEIDNER
Erich MENDELSOHN
Adolph von MENZEL
Harald METZKES
Ludwig MIES van der ROHE
Boris MIKHAILOV
MISE Koichi
MIZUTANI Takehiko
László MOHOLY-NAGY
Wilhelm MORGNER
MOROOKA Koji
MURAYAMA Tomoyoshi
Hermann MUTHESIUS
NAGANO Shigeichi
NAGANO Yoshimitsu
NAKAHARA Minoru
NAKAMURA Kenichi
NAKANISHI Natsuyuki
NAKAYAMA Iwata
NAMBA Kakuzo
NATORI Yonosuke
Ernst Wilhelm NAY
Oscar NERLINGER
Emil NOLDE
OKAMOTO Taro
OKUBO Koroku
ONCHI Koshiro
Emil ORLIK
Nam June PAIK
Victor PALMOV
Max PECHSTEIN
Walter PETERHANS
Hans POELZIG
Albert RENGER&minus;PATZSCH
Daniel RICHTER
Werner ROHDE
Willy RÖMER
Hajo ROSE
Charlotte RUDOLPH
Fritz RUMPF
SAEKI Shunko
SAWADA Tetsuro
Christian SCHAD
Karl SCHMIDT-ROTTLUFF
Eugen SCHÖNEBECK
Kurt SCHWITTERS
Friedrich SEIDENSTÜCKER
SHIOMI Mieko
SHIRATAKI Ikunosuke
Otto STEINERT
Jakob STEINHARDT
Gunta STÖLZL
Sasha STONE
Horst STREMPEL
SUGIURA Hisui
SUMIYA Iwane
TAKAMATSU Jiro
TAKIZAWA Mayumi
TAMAMURA Hokuto
Georg TAPPERT
Tiger TATEISHI
Bruno TAUT
Max TAUT
Frank THIEL
TOGO Seiji
TSUCHIURA Kameki
TSUDA Seifu
TSUMAKI Yorinaka
Umbo (Otto UMBEHRS)
Wolf VOSTELL
WADACHI Tomoo
WATANABE Yuzuru
William WAUER
Jupp WIERTZ
Emmett WILLIAMS
YAMADA Mamoru
YAMAGUCHI (OKAMURA) Bunzo
YAMASHITA Kikuji
YAMAWAKI Iwao
YANASE Masamu
YOKOO Tadanori
YOROZU Tetsugoro
YOSHU Chikanobu
*Alphabetical Order



General Information


MORI ART MUSEUM:
ROPPONGI HILLS MORI TOWER (53F),
6-10-1 ROPPONGI, MINATO-KU,
TOKYO, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6406-6100


Tokyo - Berlin / Berlin - Tokyo
Saturday 28 January Sunday 7 May 2006 <Open Everyday>


Hours: 10:00 - 22:00; 10:00 - 17:00 on Tuesdays
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing time.
*Open until 22:00 on 21 March and 2 May
Admission:
Adult: 1,500;
Student (highschool, college, university): 1,000;
Child (4 years to junior highschool): 500

* Ticket also valid for admission to the Tokyo City View observation deck and to the German Design Exhibition (28 Jan - 12 Mar, at the Mori Arts Center Gallery 52F). Ticket valid for one visit only during the exhibition. All prices include tax.

Advanced Tickets Sales:

* Tickets also available at reduced prices (Adult = 1,200 yen; Student = 900 yen; Child = 500 yen) through the following agencies. Conditions as above.

Philharmonie
2006
Larger view

BT Magazine
4/2006

Neue Nationalgalerie
Berlin


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