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.
CONSTRUCTIVE POSTERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY
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.
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
5-21-9, Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo
10：00 - 18：00 (Last admission at 17:30)
|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|
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
Planned and cooperated by
Tama Art University
With the special cooperation of
TAKEO Co., Ltd.
Embassy of Switzerland in Japan
With the co-sponsorship of
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