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CONSTRUCTIVE POSTERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

During the first two decades of the twentieth century, Constructivism revolutionized art and design. To the field of visual design Constructivism brought a distinctive style in which icons and text were fused in geometric, abstract forms. This style was employed by numerous artists and designers, including El Lissitzky, Jan Tschichold, Max Bill, and Josef Müller-Brockmann, who through repeated experiments enormously expanded the potential of visual design, laying the foundation for visual design today. This exhibition of works from the Takeo Poster Collection, on deposit at Tama Art University, explores how Constructive posters, which brilliantly illuminated their era, gave birth to trends in use of icons and text that persisted throughout the twentieth century. Visitors will not only enjoy the vivid creativity of these posters. They will also come to appreciate their contribution to the historical process that shapes all posters even today.

Visiting information

Exhibition:

CONSTRUCTIVE POSTERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Dates:

Saturday, 30 January – Sunday, 11 April, 2021

Closed on February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 5
From April, 2021, the museum’s closing day will change to Monday.

Venue:

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Tel 050-5541-8600

Hours:

10:00 - 18:00 (Last admission at 17:30)

Admission:

  General Group
Adults General¥1,100 Advance/Group¥880
College and vocational students General¥880 Advance/Group¥700
Junior high and high school students General¥550 Advance/Group¥440
Senior (65 and over) General¥550 Advance/Group¥440

・Figures in parentheses are group admission fees (for groups of 20 or more).
・Admission is free for elementary and younger students and for middle school students residing in or attending school in Tokyo.
・Admission is free for visitors (and two accompanying persons) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate.
Admission is free for seniors (65 and above) on the third Wednesday of each month.
Suspended until further notice

 

Organized by

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Nikkei Inc.

Planned and cooperated by

Tama Art University

With the special cooperation of

TAKEO Co., Ltd.

Supported by

Embassy of Switzerland in Japan

With the co-sponsorship of

Toda Corporation,
Bloomberg L.P. Bloomberg



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1. Jan Tschichold, Konstructivisten / Kunsthalle Base, 1937 ⓒTschichold family
2. Emil Ruder, Max Bechmann / Kunsthalle Basel, 1956 ⓒEmil Ruder
3. Mary Vieira, DC7C Panair do Brasil, 1957 ⓒIsisuf - Archivio Mary Vieira, Milano. All rights reserved.
4. Wolfgang Weingart, Das Schweitzer Plakat / Birkhäuser Verlag, 1983 ⓒWolfgang Weingart
5. Skolos-Wedell, SBK Entertainment World, c. 1987 ⓒSkolos-Wedell
6. Jean-Benoit Levy, Marktblatt, 1989 ⓒJean-Benoit Levy ( AGI / AIGA ), Studio A N D ( www.and.ch ), Photo : Alexandre Genoud
7. April Greiman, CalArts / California Institute of the Arts, 1977 ⓒJAYME ODGERS / APRIL GREIMAN
8. Eugen Ehmann, Ausstellung Deutscher Graphik / Kunstsalon Wolfsberg Zürich, 1921
9. Theo Ballmer, 100 Jahre Lichtbild / Kunstgewerbemuseum Basel, 1928
10. El Lissitzky, USSR / Russische Ausstelung / Kustgewerbemuseum Zürich, 1929

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