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Thursday, April 5, 2012

KANSAI

'Murayama Tomoyoshi: Get All of Me Seething'

THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, KYOTO


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

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"Shi" (1924) by Tomoyoshi Murayama THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, KYOTO

Greatly influenced in Europe by avant-garde movements such as Dadaism, Tomoyoshi Murayama (1901-1977) joined the radical Mavo art group upon his return to Japan in 1923. His artistic activities often disregarded traditional artistic genres and were politically motivated. He is particularly well known for his unusual stage work and dance performances, which won him the support of many fellow artists.

Focusing on works from around 1920, this show introduces the extraordinary versatility of Murayama's talent; till May 13.



The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; (075) 761 4111; Shojicho, Okazakien, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥850. Closed Mon. www.momak.go.jp/Japanese/exhibitionArchive/2012/390.html.

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