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April 25-July 5

In 19th and early 20th-century Europe, advances in the fields of mathematics, mechanical engineering, biology, geology and archaeology brought about a new appreciation of “simple forms,” which led to notable influences on modern art.

This exhibition — a collection of works from all over the world — is the first joint exhibition by the Centre Pompidou-Metz and Fondation d’entreprise Hermes, and it has been brought to Japan to celebrate the reopening of the Mori Art Museum after three months of renovation work. It brings together 130 “simple form” exhibits — objects, art and installations — splitting them into nine sections: Metaphysical Landscapes, Home for Solitude, Cosmos and Moon, Mechanical Forms, Geometric Forms, Forms of Nature, Generative Forms, Animal and Human, and Enigma.

Mori Art Museum; 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tue. till 5 p.m.). ¥1,800. 03-5777-8600; www.mori.art.museum/eng

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