Guess what? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure: Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyodaku, Tokyo

20th June - 24th August, 2014 | The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
You're probably surprised at the peculiar title. The idea was to emphasize the fact that, in at least two senses, this show features contemporary artworks that are truly nothing less than world treasures.
Firstly, they are "world treasures" in terms of their market value and agreed insured value. At auctions these days, even works by the living artists can sell for prices in the tens of millions of dollars. A number of works in the exhibition fall into this category. Secondly, they are "world treasures" in an art historical sense. The best artists are those who seek to express things that need to be communicated now in forms both rooted in art history to date and destined not to grow stale in the future. It is for this very reason that their works radiate brilliance in a world overflowing with all manner of expression. For this exhibition, this collection of "hardcore contemporary art " deserving of the title " world treasures" has been organized into ten chapters in accordance with such key words as "muse," "sublime," "memory" and "new beauty."   official website ››  http://www.momat.go.jp/english/artmuseum/core/index.html

  • Guess what? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure: Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyodaku, Tokyo   Guess what? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure: Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyodaku, Tokyo   Guess what? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure: Selected Works from the YAGEO Foundation Collection, at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kitanomaru Park, Chiyodaku, Tokyo
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