Jan 15 - Apr 11, 2021

The Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art


Yokoo Tadanori, Various Recollections, 2019, Oil on canvas, Collection of the artist (Deposited in Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art)


Beginning as a graphic designer and illustrator in the early 1960s, Yokoo Tadanori (b. 1936) attracted attention for his unique expressions, which fused indigenous motifs with a Pop art sensibility. In the '80s, Yokoo changed his sphere of activity to painting, creating a succession of innovative works and receiving widespread acclaim as a contemporary artist. Many of his works deal with autobiographical events, memories, and other self-referential subjects.

Narrative is a key element in these inward-focused works. Thus, the concept of genkyo (homeland), which recently emerged in Yokoo's art, is highly significant.

Yokoo inhabits a dense forest-like domain, searching for links between a variety of images and memories. It is indeed this genkyo that functions as a source for a unique world of phantasmagorical images. This exhibition, organized with the artist's full cooperation, traces various developments in Yokoo's life through a rich body of artworks (including paintings and graphic designs) and documents in order to elucidate the distinctive features of his practice.

Opening Hours, Closed, Admission

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

Closed on Mondays

Adults: ¥1,500 (¥1,300)
University and High-school students: ¥1,200 (¥1,000)
Junior high school students and under: Free
* The price in brackets is for an advanced ticket.
* Including the admission fee for the Collection Galleries.
* Please check our website for further details.

Organized by

Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, NAGOYA TV, The Asahi Shimbun