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Fukuoka Art Museum Grand Reopening Exhibition This Is Our Collection + Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power [Fukuoka Art Museum]

Ohori/Ropponmatsu Area

“This Is Our Collection” Pieces by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, etc. will be on display! In addition to this, Yinka Shonibare CBE’s first solo exhibition in Japan will be held!

Fukuoka Art Museum Grand Reopening Exhibition “This Is Our Collection + Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power” is where the two wheels of museum’s activities of permanent collections and themed exhibitions are combined into one.

The exhibition will be held using all the new renovated exhibition rooms, and will show what the museum activities will be like from now on.

“This Is Our Collection”

From the museum’s extensive collection of 16,000 items that are accumulated over 40 years, including pieces by the museum’s star artists such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kusama Yayoi will be on display.

The contents show 100 years of modern art history, from western paintings in Meiji period, pop art to contemporary art, as well as recently collected pieces of artists from the same period will also be exhibited. Making use of the expanded collection exhibition rooms, the aspect of modern and contemporary art collection will be delivered in exact details.

As for antique art, pieces associated with Fukuoka including Kuroda family’s heirloom and Sengai’s paintings and calligraphic works, tea utensils collected by Matsunaga Yasuzaemon, the king of electricity, and masterpieces of antique art from various regions of Asian countries will be on display.

Tokoin Buddhist Art Hall has been renovated and reborn, representing the image of a temple. The figure of beautiful Buddha statues including many important cultural properties can be seen from all angles.

The number of gallery rooms has been increased, and five special exhibitions related to “Kyushu”, which emphasize the characteristics of the museum will be held.

Since its opening in 1979, a long-awaited collection exhibition of unprecedented scale will be held.

“Yinka Shonibare CBE: Flower Power

Yinka Shonibare CBE
Photo: Courtesy of Marcus LeithRA

At the special exhibition room, London-based artist Yinka Shonibare CBE who boasts tremendous popularity in Europe and the USA will have his first solo exhibition in Japan.

The title is Flower Power. For English representative artist Yinka Shonibare, flower is an important motif and has colored many of his works over the years. Spending his youth in Nigeria, Shonibare is known for his usage of bright colors and unusual-patterned cotton cloth for his works. He raises questions about stereotypes such as “it’s a characteristic of him/her” and make people focus on the background through his works.

In commemoration of this grand reopening, he created new pieces on the theme of cherry blossoms. His glamorous and dramatic pieces give us experiences which are full of amazement and stimulus lie beyond the beauty.

★For those who has viewed the memorial exhibition, a special offer of the reopening is given.
-After the end of the reopening memorial exhibition, an invitation ticket for collection exhibition is given
-Through lottery drawing, Fukuoka Art Museum original goods are given
-With a ticket or ticket stub, the café and restaurant’s special offer is given, etc.


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