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TOKYO

‘Playback Artist Talks’

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

Since 2005, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, has provided artists with a platform to discuss their works housed at the museum. The event, called Artist Talk, has been held 30 times since its inception, each time giving an artist the opportunity to explain his or her aesthetics and career to members of the public.

For this exhibition, the museum has collated video highlights of these talks, which are being shown alongside relevant works from its collection. All the artists featured emerged during the 1970s and ’80s, and the show provides valuable insight to the Japanese contemporary art scene of that era. Artists focused on include Okamura Keizaburo and Yuumi Domoto; June 14-August 8.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; (03) 5777-8600; 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Takebashi Station, Tozai Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥650. Closed Mon. (except July 15), July 16. www.momat.go.jp