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Yasuko Toyoshima: Origination method



Pencil, 1996, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Photo: Shizune SHIIGI

Endless abacuses, warped protractors, multiple-choice question sheets daubed over in black apart from the answer boxes, a stack of bank receipts…
Through altering everyday objects, Yasuko Toyoshima’s (1963-) work seeks to alter our perspectives whenever we question what we see. Toshima’s creations are delicately created through an attempt at transforming various opposites—front and back, sky and ground, left and right—in order to present them in an innovative new form. See things from a new perspective in this exhibition of around four hundred works spanning the entirety of her illustrious career.

Open Bank Account, 1996-, Collection of the artist. Photo: Ken KATO
Panel #32, 2014, Private collection. Photo: Yasuko TOYOSHIMA
The Professional GO Players’ Championship Series, 1992, Collection of the artist. Photo: Tadasu YAMAMOTO
Protractors, 1996-1999, Collection of the artist. Photo: Yuichiro OHMURA
The Copernican Theory 2020 Aere, 2020, Private Collection. Photo: Kenta HOSHINO

Yasuko Toyoshima: Origination method
Dates: December 9, 2023 – March 10, 2024
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Exhibition Gallery 1F

[Students Day Supported by Bloomberg]
Students can view all exhibitions for free by presenting a valid ID at the museum’s ticket counter on February 24 and 25, 2024.

[Welcome Youth 2024]
Those aged under 18 (born after April 2, 2005) can view all exhibitions for free between March 1 and 10, 2024, by presenting a valid ID at the museum’s ticket counter.

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