26 February – 14 June 2020
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Closed from 29 Feb (Sat) to 15 Mar (Sun) as a preventative measure against COVID-19
→Closed until further notice.
This exhibition is entirely about the celebrated Scottish contemporary painter, Peter Doig.
His long-awaited, first solo exhibition in Japan will bring together approximately seventy paintings by the artist.
Highlights of the Peter Doig Exhibition
Romantic and mysterious. The work of Peter Doig (born in 1959) has fascinated audiences around the world.
He incorporates into his art a rich variety of images, which include: compositions and motifs of modern artists such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse and Munch; scenes from movies and advertising graphics; and landscapes of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago where he has lived.
His works are diverse and imbued with enigmatic, potent meanings.
Persons in swimwear lie on an evening beach, but the scene is painted in somber shades with an “unsettling” ambiguity…
A lion walks in front of the prison of Trinidad and Tobago, while a ghostly figure wanders out as though guided by it…
A muscular man standing on a paradisiacal beach, while a man is dying behind…
Such motifs add depth to his work, inviting a deep dive into his universe of symbols.
At the Tokyo exhibition, Peter Doig’s works from his early oils to latest oeuvres will be shown to the public.
Peter Doig will give a talk
The artist will come to Japan and give a talk during the exhibition.
【Date】1 March (Sun) 1:30 – 3 pm
【Place】Auditorium in the basement (the site will open 30 min before the talk)
【Guest speaker】Masatsugu Ono (novelist)
* A numbered ticket is required (pick up at the counter on the first floor from 10 am. Up to 130 people. First come, first served).
*Free admission for ticket holders of the exhibition.
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