2016

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Fumio Tachibana ‘Plastic’

NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 18, 2016

Hours 12:00 – 19:00

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: Free

 
A selection of collaborations produced by Fumio Tachibana × The Mass will be available in our store during the exhibition.

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FRAGMENT x AMKK x S.U.C.C. x The Mass

AUGUST 27 - SEPTEMBER 25, 2016

Hours 12:00 – 19:00
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
Admission: ¥500 (free for students)

 
A selection of collaborations produced by FRAGMENT×S.U.C.C.×AMKK will be available in our store during the exhibition.

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Avant-Garde Symbolism

JULY 29 – AUGUST 14, 2016

Hours 12:00 – 19:00

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: Free

 

In this inaugural exhibition organized by The Mass, we are pleased to present Russian avant-garde artworks from the poster collection of Ruki Matsumoto. Created in the 1920s at a time straddling the Russian Revolution, these posters are examples of propaganda (political and philosophical) and movie advertisements that served national cultural policies—as can be inferred from the word “avant-garde”, which was originally a military term—and encapsulate works of visual art that reflect strong political elements. The works shown in this exhibition are referred to as examples of Russian Constructivism, and can be said to directly communicate their meaning through the arrangement and extreme restriction of characters, images and colors in a single image, making it possible to express and convey the essence of “graphics”. This exhibition of Russian avant-garde posters, which represented a new culture within a chaotic era that was by no means positive, will provide a valuable opportunity to question the significance of their existence as graphic design forms that stand as innovative and groundbreaking symbols, while retaining the identities of their creators.