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Published: December 27 2012

Gift of Allan Roos, M.D., and B. Mathieu Roos. Acc. n.:277.1987.a-c.
© 2012. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Kusama Yayoi
Dots Obsession
(Installation (mixed media
Photo: Nakano Masataka
:Installation view: “KUSAMATRIX Kusama Yayoi,\" 2004, Mori Art Museum

Hatsune Miku
Illustration by KEI
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To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its founding, the Mori Art Museum is pleased to present,All You Need Is LOVE: From Chagall to Kusama and Hatsune Miku” from Friday, April 26 to Sunday”September 1, 2013.
In 2003, the Mori Art Museum celebrated its inauguration with “HAPPINESS: A Survival Guide for Art and Life,” an exhibition that dealt with that most universal of themes and an emotion important to all of us: “happiness.” In a similar vein, this exhibition marking the museum’ s 10th anniversary focuses on the most fundamental human desire that has continued to provide all manner of inspiration to artists regardless of genre in all times and places: “love”. From romantic love to familial love and love for humanity, life-giving love is highly complex, arousing feelings such as attachment, jealousy, animosity, resentment, and hostility in us that appear at odds with its peaceful, affirmative image.
In addition, today, with the development of new technologies such as the Internet, love is becoming increasingly diverse, as witnessed by the emergence of phenomena such as virtual love and new social connections between individuals. Divided into five sections titled “What Is Love?” “A Couple in Love,” “Love in Losing,” “Family and Love,” and “Love Beyond,” this exhibition explores love in all its complexity and variety through around 100 artworks representative of different regions and time periods, including both masterpieces from art history and ambitious new works.
With the experience of the unprecedented disaster of 2011 still fresh in the minds of people in Japan and with various conflicts still raging around the world, we believe now is a good time to explore the diversity and possibilities of love through art.

The single word “love” has various meanings, covering everything from romantic love to familial love self-love, and love for humanity. To have loving feelings for someone, to cherish something, and to havethe forbearance to accept others are probably sentiments we all experience as part of our daily lives.However, love also arouses feelings of attachment, jealousy, animosity, resentment, and hostility, and as such can be the cause of conflict and discord Violence and fighting in the name of love is a problem that can occur within any group, from the family to the state.
At the same time, we are seeing major shifts in political, social, and religious values around the world. Traditional structures such as the state and the family and concepts such as male-female relationships are likewise metamorphosing and diversifying. We are now able to access vast amounts of information via the Internet, while social media and other new forms of social connection that heretofore never existed are attracting increasing attention. New technologies are shedding light on the form of the reality that surrounds us, from the makeup of our DNA to the vastness of outer space, and as new questions are being raised about the meaning of human life, perhaps love, too, is in the process of emerging in new forms.
Notions and definitions of love can differ according to region, time period, religion, culture, and so on. There is no doubt, however, that themes related to love have continued to provide all manner of .inspiration to artists regardless of genre in all times and places By presenting a diverse range of artworks gathered from Japan and overseas and organized into five sections titled “What Is Love?” “A Couple in Love,” “Love in Losing,” “Family and Love,” and “Love Beyond,” this exhibition will explore from various viewpoints love in all its complexity and variety.
In the wake of the unprecedented catastrophe of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011, people in Japan have a renewed sense of the true value of love, bonds of friendship, and social connections. Through this exhibition, we would like to remind people of the importance of working together in a world where disasters, recessions, and conflicts seem never-ending to build a world full of love and peace. Regardless of how the world map changes and of the way methods of human communications possibly develop, love will remain to be a fundamental theme of humankind.

Participating Artists *in alphabetical order of the artist name (surname,Adel Abidin, Araki Nobuyoshi, Asada Masashi, Richard Billingham, Constantin Brâncuşi, Sophie Calle, Marc Chagall,Chang En-Tzu, John Constable, Salvador Dalí, Gohar Dashti, Giorgio de Chirico, Jim Dine, Tracey Emin, Gimhongsok, Nan Goldin,Shilpa Gupta, Hatsune Miku, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Idemitsu Mako, Alfredo Jaar, Frida Kahlo, Mary Kelly, Kusama Yayoi,René Magritte, John Evarette Millais, Mori Junichi, Zanele Muholi, Murayama Ruriko, Nishiyama Minako, Okamoto Taro, Yoko Ono,Jean-Michel Othoniel, Francis Picabia, August Rodin, Rong Rong & inri, Sawayanagi Hideyuki, David Shrigley, Laurie Simmons, TANY
Umezawa Kazuki, Waswo X. Waswo with R. Vijay, Entang Wiharso, Yoshinaga Masayuki, Zhang Xiaogang, and others

会期:April 26 (FRI) – september 1 (Sun)
時間:10:00-22:00, Tuesdays: 10:00-17:00 *Admission until 30 minutes before closing.
Last Updated on April 26 2013

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