Exhibition

Schedule

2021

  • FACE 2021

    2021.02.13(Sat)- 03.07(Sun)

    Current Exhibition

    The Sompo Fine Art Foundation established the “Shorei-Sho Award” (or the “Outstanding Rising Artists Award”) for emerging artists and the “Seiji Togo Memorial Museum Grand Prix Award” for established artists in 1977. Since then, the foundation has been organizing exhibitions of award winners. We decided to start a public entry competition called FACE to carry forward our 35-year mission of raising and supporting emerging artists.

    The 9th FACE exhibition saw the entry of many attractive works from 1,193 emerging artists throughout Japan. The jury members selected 83 works of international appeal through a process of time-consuming consideration. Four Excellent Work Award winners each year will exhibit their works at a group show of 12 artists to be held every three years.

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  • Commemorating the 150th Year since his Birth

    Mondrian: In Search of Pure Pictures

    2021.03.23(Tue)- 06.06(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Piet Mondrian, we will be exhibiting 50 works by Mondrian from Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands, and around 20 other Mondrian and related works owned by domestic and overseas art museums. Mondrian’s works are diverse, including Hague-style landscape paintings from the early century, works devoted to symbolism and theosophy, works influenced by cubism, and compositions of horizontal and vertical primary colors from the later years of his life. Mondrian’s geometrical painting compositions continue to provide inspiration in the fields of design and fashion, and cause people to re-examine the breadth of Mondrian’s artwork.

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  • EN ROUTE VERS L'IMPRESSIONNISME

    Peintures françaises du musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims

    2021.06.25(Fri)- 09.12(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This exhibition outlines the development of 19th century landscape paintings, from Corot to Impressionism, through a selection of masterpieces from the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims in the Champagne of France. In 19th century France, the popularity of landscape paintings, which had been regarded as a lower-class genre until then, spread through the process of establishing a modern society after the French Revolution. Explore the history of the establishment of modern French landscape art through around 50 oil paintings and 20 woodblock prints from the Barbizon school and artists such as Michallon, Corot, Courbet, Boudin, Renoir, Pissarro, and Monet.

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  • Kawase Hasui: A Retrospective

    2021.10.02(Sat)- 12.26(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    A retrospective exhibition of the woodblock print artist Hasui Kawase (1883-1957), who was active during the Taisho and Showa eras. Hasui was inspired by breezes, and spent his days travelling with the sun, clouds, and rain, painting the scenery of all four seasons of Japan. This was also a journey to seek the scenery of old times. One of the key supporters of woodblock production was Shozaburo Watanabe, a woodblock print publisher and leader of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement. Their strong desire to create something special lead them to strive for woodblock prints that could also be appreciated overseas. Hasui’s landscape prints are admired for their soothing effects. This exhibition invites you to the world of Hasui, and consists of valuable works including some series that can rarely be seen together. This group of prints rich in poetic sentiment, and which makes full use of traditional woodblock printing skills, offers a moment of calm in a bustling city.

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2022

  • The Way of Paintings 2022

    2022.01.14(Fri)- 02.13(Sun)

    FACE Award Winners

    Notice of the exhibition

    This exhibition brings together approximately 100 of the recent and new works of 12 artists who received the Grand Prix or Excellent Work Awards in the three years from 2019 to 2021. In addition, this exhibition displays the works that were awarded the Grand Prix and became works of our permanent collection. By doing so, this exhibition reveals the true value of the works which capture the essence of the times, and explores how the paintings of the artists have evolved over time.

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  • FACE 2022

    2022.02.19(Sat)- 03.13(Sun)

    Notice of the exhibition

    This is the 10th exhibition of works submitted for the contemporary painting competition. As a "gateway to success" for new and emerging artists, regardless of age or affiliation, this exhibition features approximately 70 works selected from pieces submitted by artists across Japan (of which 9 are award-winning works). Enjoy these works that capture the sensibilities of their time through various techniques and motifs. These are works of true power, which can potentially become world-class pieces of art in the future. An audience award will also be presented based on votes submitted by visitors.

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