The Age of New Painting

Sat. 19 Jan. 2019 - Sun. 24 Mar. 2019

9:00-17:00 (admission till 16:30)

Admission Fee:
Adult ticket on the day ¥500 (¥400), university students ¥350 (¥280), high school students and under have free entry.
※ The prices in parenthesis apply to groups of 20 members or more.
※ Tickets will not be sold in advance.
※ Free admission is available for holders of yearly passes (¥2,580). It is also available for holders of physical disability certificates, rehabilitation certificates, mental disability certificates, wounded veteran certificates, or atomic bomb survivor certificates, plus one companion, as well as holders of Kochi Prefectural or Kochi City senior citizen passes.

Museum of Art, Kochi


Our exhibition introduces works by the artists who swept the world's art scene in the 1980s, inspiring the young creators of today with their "New Paintings". At the beginning of the 1980s,

the art movement which was also called "Neo-Expressionism" spread simultaneously to many places worldwide. This movement opposed minimalism and Conceptual Art which had dominated the 70s, and focused on representational paintings, making use of allegorical meanings while depicting imagery of violence, death, sex, dreams, history and myths on large screens.

Many of the works are very large, and the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see a gathering of neo-expressionist works displayed altogether in one group. Look forward to the exciting great works of internationally acclaimed and popular artists including Basquiat, Kiefer, Richter, Baselitz and Clemente.

Related Events

Commemorative Lecture
"Seeking a new common ground for representational paintings - the artists of the New Paintings"

As someone who has met with artists and gallery owners both as an art critic and collector, Dr. Baba will center his talk around the art scene that he witnessed in the 80s.

Speaker: Dr. Shunkichi Baba (Guest professor at Aichi University of the Arts/art critic)

Date: February 9 (Sat) 14:00-15:30

Location: 1st floor lecture room

Capacity: Up to 50 participants
*attendance is free, and reservations are not required

Screening of related movies
Boom For Real : The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

This new documentary is about Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the artists featured in the exhibition, who died at the age of only 27.

Director: Sara Driver, 2017, 79 minutes, Blu-Ray Disc, United States

Date: February 15 (Friday)

1) 10:30~ 2) 13:30~ 3) 19:30~ (admissions open 30 minutes prior to starting)

Location: Hall, Museum of Art, Kochi

Entry ticket: ¥1,000

*exhibition ticket holders receive a ¥500 discount

Audio guide read by high school students ※Limited offer

High school students who have viewed the exhibition will attempt to provide audio-explanations on the exhibition works. Please make use of this as a tool for appreciating the exhibits. (Free of charge).

Cooperation: Kochi Chuo High School

Available for use: March 1 (Fri) - March 24 (Sun)

Curator's Gallery Talk ※Japanese only

Dates: January 20, February 10, 24, March 10, 17, 24 (all Sunday)

Time: 14:00~

Meeting point: Entrance to the first exhibition room, 2nd floor (museum admission ticket is required)

Admissions: Free with museum admission ticket

Curator's talk with sign language interpretation on March 10

(Cooperation: Kochi Prefectural Association for the Hearing Impaired)

Curator's talk with English interpretation

(interpretation by the Kochi Prefectural Government CIR)

Date and time: March 17 (Sun) 14:00~

Location:Entrance to the 1st Exhibition Room of The Age of New Painting

Free with museum admission; reservations are not required.

Free Childminding Service

You can leave your children with childminders holding ACSA approved childminding qualifications or nursery school and other teaching licenses while you browse the exhibition.

Date and time: February 13 (Wed) - 17 (Sun) (Total of five days)

Twice per day (10:00 -12:00/ 13:30 - 15:30)

Capacity: 10 children per session (changing each session)

Cost: Free with museum admission ticket

Location: 1st floor lecture room

How to apply: Please book by phone (088-866-8000) and send the application form by February 6 (Wed).

Childminding Service: Mutter Schule


Gerhard Richter Station (577-1) 1985 oil on canvas 
©Gerhard Richter

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