Animal Garden: Hiraki Sawa, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Nobuaki Takekawa, Yayoi Kusama, Tiger Tateishi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Maruyama oukyo


Historically, domestic animals and pets, even wild
animals were part of our daily lives. Sometimes
as beings to be feared of, and other times as a
symbol of power, or merely food, animals are
inseparable from human life, their presence
absolute, and this applies to the art world as well.
This relationship remains the same even in this
present world where the world has become harder for
all of us to survive, and we see a variety of
depictions of animals in contemporary art.

The 20 works in this exhibition would range from
animal tomb figures from the Han Dynasty and a
knight sculpture from the Northern Wei Dynasty of
ancient China, paintings by Maruyama ?kyo and
Nagasawa Rosetsu from the Golden Age of Edo
paintings, to contemporary artists such as Tiger
Tateishi, known for his distinguished tiger
drawings, Hiroshi Sugimoto's diorama series, and
works by Hiraki Sawa, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, and Yayoi
Kusama, all representing animals in their unique

Although contemporary art is known for its
complexity, this is an exhibition where viewers
may compare and contrast with ancient art,
through familiar motifs like animals.