Shintaro Tanaka : STEPS AHEAD @ Artizon Museum in Tokyo
Current exhibition at Artizon Museum in Tokyo "STEPS AHEAD: Recent Acquisitions" (2.13-9.5, 2021) introduces 201 works from Cubism, abstract expressionism to the collection of drawings by Henri Matisse, including 92 new acquisitions being exhibited for the first time, and 87 works from the collection of portrait photographs of the artists.
Among the new acquisitions, to be noted are the works of Shintaro Tanaka, which were exhibited last year at Art Front Gallery. Tanaka has fostered a long relationship with the Ishibashi Foundation organizing the Artizon Museum, and we would like to introduce it.
Yasuhide Shimbata, the curator of this exhibition, presented the highlights of this exhibit, especially focusing on newly acquired works of Shintaro Tanaka, as well as on the approach by the museum on collecting and presenting "contemporary art" of the respective period for the museum.
(photo: Installation view of “STEPS AHEAD: Recent Acquisitions”(Kuramata/Tanaka Section) photo by Keizo Kioku, courtesy of Artizon Museum)