Timeless Conversations 2020: Voices from Japanese Art of the Past and Present

June 24, 2020 to August 24, 2020

This exhibition unites works by contemporary artists working at the forefront of art, photography, design, and architecture with masterpieces of classic Japanese art. Along with pieces by legendary Edo Period figures such as Enku, Kenzan, Shohaku, Sengai, Hokusai, and outstanding examples of flower-and-bird paintings, swords and Buddhist statuary, the exhibition presents works by eight important contemporary Japanese artists: Kawauchi Rinko, Konoike Tomoko, Shiriagari Kotobuki, Suga Kishio, Tanada Koji, Tane Tsuyoshi, Minagawa Akira, and Yokoo Tadanori. This integrated approach promises to shed light on artistic and spiritual similarities and affinities concealed within creative work of the ancient and modern era.

*Ticket reservation is required.




The National Art Center, Tokyo

7-22-2 Roppongi,
Minato-ku Tokyo 106-8558
Phone: +81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)