Growing Collection's Selected Exhibition
The Collectors’ Museum of Contemporary Art, WHAT MUSEUM, operated by Warehouse TERRADA, will hold an exhibition titled “The lens within your heart” from the TAKEUCHI COLLECTION from September 30th (Sat), 2023 to February 25th (Sun), 2024. This exhibition will focus on the collection of Shin Takeuchi, a well respected figure in the IT industry, featuring approximately 33 contemporary artworks and 34 pieces of furniture designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and others.
The exhibition features nearly 33 artworks, ranging from a work by Pablo Picasso, which inspired Takeuchi to start art collecting, to works by Yves Klein and Gerhard Richter, the artists emblematic of their respective eras, as well as abstract paintings that have captivated the collector in recent years. The exhibition also features furniture designed by architects such as Le Corbusier, one of the masters of modern architecture. There will also be a space provided exclusively for visitors to lounge on Charlotte Perriand’s chairs to appreciate the artworks, just as Takeuchi does regularly to enjoy the harmony of furniture and art. An installation consisting of approximately 20 chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret invites visitors to appreciate the features of each chair from different angles.
Collector's Note by Shin Takeuchi
Whenever I look at abstract art, I always contemplate why artists create such works as a result of viewing the world through the lens of their heart, although we all live in the same world and experience similar things through sight and hearing. I cannot help but wonder what their lens, shaped through their life, may look like. However, the lenses in my imagination can only be guesses based on my experiences, which might also be incorrect. If you are here today with someone to see this exhibition, I invite you to look at the artworks together and discuss what the lenses in the artists’ hearts may look like. In a way, this activity is like disclosing the lens in your own heart, which I believe will bring you even closer to each other.
TAKEUCHI COLLECTION / Shin Takeuchi
“The lens within your heart” from the TAKEUCHI COLLECTION
|Date||September 30, 2023 to February 25, 2024|
|Venue||WHAT MUSEUM 2F|
|Hours||Tuesdays through Sundays, 11:00 - 18:00|
|Closed||Mondays and year-end|
|Fee||Adults 1,500 yen / University or vocational college students 800 yen / Students under high school age Free|