FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND UNBRIDLED IMAGINATION MEET IN OBJECTS THAT ARE CLEVER, EYE-CATCHING, AND FUN
by Edward M. Gómez
TOKYO — brutjournal readers know that our thematic brief includes looking at art forms that are hard to classify and new, inventive ways of making and thinking about art and its expressive power that make us reconsider those subjects from the ground up. Now, in Tokyo, our intellectual-aesthetic fervor might have met its match.
The source of our wonder and delight: the new exhibition Museum of Mom's Art, which is on view through April 10, 2022 at Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, a non-profit art venue in the Japanese capital’s vibrant Shibuya district.
The gallery is sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture and is managed in collaboration with curatorial specialists from Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Focusing primarily on the work of self-taught artists, it was inaugurated in early 2020, about a month before the coronavirus pandemic erupted worldwide. Still, during the two-year pandemic period, it managed to mount and present an ongoing series of imaginative exhibitions, all of which were well researched and attractively designed and installed.
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