Events / art

Curation⇄Fair "The Beautiful, the Ambiguous, and Itself"

Feb 22 - Mar 3

In 1968, Yasunari Kawabata delivered his renowned lecture “Japan, the Beautiful, and Myself” upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature, articulating a unique vision of Japan's aesthetics. Twenty-six years later, Kenzaburo Oe, the second Japanese Nobel laureate in Literature, continued this exploration under the title “Japan, the Ambiguous, and Myself.” These lectures, contrasting yet complementary, have captured the essence of Japanese aesthetics and art, and have been long regarded as cornerstones in the discourse of Japanese culture.

This exhibition serves as a contemporary dialogue with their words, extending their insights into the present state of Japanese art. Reflecting the evolving art forms from antiques, modern and contemporary art to those of digital mediums, this exhibition presents a journey through the intricate “layers of time” and reveals the radical approaches to art that illuminate our existence.

Feb 22 (Thu) 2024-Mar 3 (Sun) 2024 

Opening Hours Information
Hours: 10:00-21:30
Closes at 21:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays
Until 18:00 on March 3

Adults ¥2500
Students ¥1500
Persons with Disability Certificates ¥1250

Kudan House

1-15-9 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0073

5-minute walk from exit 1 at Kudanshita Station on the Tozai and Hanzomon lines. 10-minute walk from the East exit of Iidabashi Station on the JR Chuo-Sobu line.