Encounter- Story Begins


2023.09.16 - 2024.03.31
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Room1 - Room 6 on the second floor
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Ticket: General admission: ¥2000,
High school and university students: ¥1000,
Primary and secondary students: ¥500,
* ¥200 discount from above fees for groups over 20 people
* Preschool children, Disabled : Free, discount for an attendant (half of above fees)
Contact Information
Karuizawa New Art Museum
Tel. 0267-46-8691
Exhibition Section

About the Exhibition

The spread of the pandemic coronavirus has restricted our outings, making it impossible for us to meet others in person, and we have lost the opportunity to meet people. Recently, there have finally been signs of improvement and the city has begun to regain its liveliness.
It is against this backdrop that we are pleased to present an exhibition based on the theme of encounters. A work of art is formed by the people, various things, and ideas that the artist encounters. This exhibition will be centered on works from the museum collection, and will revolve around the stories that begin with the encounters the artists have had with each other.

We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity for viewers to have wonderful "encounters" through works of various genres.
Please take your time and enjoy the exhibition.

Encounter: Story Begins - Exhibition Highlights
We are interested in the background of the artworks.
The story behind the creation of each work of art.
And the stories they tell.

This exhibition presents 17 artists, under the theme of "Encounters". Please note the following highlights.

(Room 1)
●Duchamp and Yuko Nasaka from the "Gutai Art Association: What is "Rotation" really like? Shuji Mukai's Marilyn Monroe covered with symbols and the Bathroom!
Art that does not imitate others
(Room 2)
Toko Shinoda's Encounter with New York /The Secret of Her Name
(Room 3)
Mr. Hanada's Landscapes and Family Portraits
(Room 4)
●Genius Meets Genius: Yayoi Kusama and Joseph Cornell
The Encounter of geniuses and the exchange of souls
(Room 5)
●Art born of intercultural exchange: From Emile Gallé and Takashima Hokkai to the multi-ethnic group Fluxus
Paul Delvaux's friend, the writer Claude Spark, weaves a tale of love and death in "The Land of Mirrors" (The Last Beautiful Days): a man stuffs his partner because he loves her!
(Room 6)
●Hikaru Kawai: Diversity? What is it that defines you?
Hikaru Kawai After the FLOOD2020

◇Exhibition views from here

◇Work list from here


Hikaru Kawai, After the FLOOD, 2020, Installation with video works, 11minutes, Color(Image reprenseted is the detail of the video)

People and various things artists encountered.
The Story begins.


Featured artists (In no particular order):
Tsuyoshi Maekawa, Shuji Mukai, Yuko Nasaka, Marcel Duchamp, Toko Shinoda, Kazuharu Hanada, Yayoi Kusama, Joseph Cornell, Shōtei Hokuju, Emile Gallé, Takashima Hokkai , Paul Delvaux, Ay-O, Ryosaku Miyasaka , David Saale, Charan po lantern, Hikaru Kawai


Joseph Cornell, The Midnight Party, 1938, Movie, ( 4 minutes, B&W)Courtesy of "Unseen Cinema: Early Americain- Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1894-1941."

Paul Delvaux, Le pays des miroirs- Les derniers beaux jours, 1978-1979, Watercolor on etching on Japanese paper, 34.5×26.8 ㎝ 

Kazuharu Hanada, Chiko, 1991, Conté on canvas, 22.7×15.8 cm


General incorporated Foundation Karuizawa New Art Museum


NEW ART HOLDINGS Inc.,Whitestone Inc.