May 25 - Aug 4

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

Abstract art has experienced many iterations throughout history. This exhibition focuses on American and European pieces created from the 1980s, the decade that brought about Neo-Expressionism and a resurgence in other types of abstract art. Since the 1980s, “abstract” has not only included contemporary works but also a diverse range of concepts and techniques popular in the past. As such, this exhibition features a plethora of modern abstract works, including both paintings and sculptures, as well as pieces by historically important artists whose careers predate the ’80s. Sculptor Franz West, American painter Ellsworth Kelly, Brooklyn-based artist Richard Aldrich, and more are featured in this colorful and unique retrospective.

Time: 10am–5pm, Fri and Sat until 8pm, from July to Aug., Fri and Sat until 9pm (admission until 30 minutes before closing) (closed Mondays (except July 15) and July 16)
Admission: ¥900
Access: 5-min walk from Watanabebashi Station