Earth Attack ( Nov 1 - Dec 15, 2019)

November 1-December 15, 2019

The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art

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PYTHAGORAS3(C), Eye and Lip of a Human Bird
PYTHAGORAS3(B), Eye of Dragonfly
PYTHAGORAS3(A), The Three Soldiers Fight with Grace as if Cherry Flowers Scatter. The Music Arithmetic Strategy of PYTHAGORAS3
2013, Acrylic on canvas, Collection of the Artists


"Earth Attack" is a painting project undertaken by a group of ten artists centering on Okamoto Shinjiro (born in Tokyo in 1933), one of the leading Japanese Pop artists of the 1960s. (The remaining nine artists are Isaka Yoshio, Ichikawa Giichi, Otsubo Miho, Kobori Reiko, Shimizu Yoko, Shirai Miho, Matsumoto Akira, Yamaguchi Keisuke, and Wang Shuye.) The project was inspired by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. The project deals with the theme of how bombs and war have affected the earth and its inhabitants, from the Great Tokyo Air Raids and the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to the various conflicts that are currently underway all over the world. The works are distinguished by airy expressions, which stand in contrast with the severity of the subject. We present a series of approximately 150 works, totaling some 200 meters in length, which required 17 years to complete.

Opening Hours, Closed, Admission

Open until 20:00 on Fridays
(Last admission; 30 minutes before closing)

Closed on Mondays, November 5
(Open on November 4)

Adults: ¥1,200
University and High-school students: ¥900
Groups of 20 people and over: Adults ¥1,000, University and High-school students ¥700
Junior high school students and under: Free