Our museum, having opened in October 2011, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
From the time we opened through 2021, we focused on acquiring Hiroshi Senju’s
representative works: from June Sky (1978), which he created while attending
Tokyo University of the Arts, to Waterfall, made in 2011. After opening, we added
past pieces, such as The Fall, which won an honorary award at the 46th Venice
Biennale held in 1995, but we strove to acquire his new works as well, adding
twenty-four pieces, including both new and old pieces, to our collection over the
course of ten years. At this exhibition, we will display the newly acquired piece
Winter in Nowhere (2020).
With the acquisition of Winter in Nowhere, our collection now possesses a full set of
works that display motifs from all four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter.
This exhibition, by featuring these paintings with seasonal motifs, likens Hiroshi
Senju’s works to the seasons and introduces the pieces in the following order—
Spring: The Building Series, Summer: The Nature Motifs, Fall: Birth of the
Waterfalls and Winter: Birth of the Cliffs. We hope by featuring these seasonal
works, visitors will be able to appreciate the scope of not only Hiroshi Senju’s work
over the course of forty years, but also get a sense of the history of our collection.