The Beginning Place
Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
Aomori Museum of Art is pleased to present The Beginning Place, Yoshitomo Nara's second solo exhibition at the museum. Held ten years after his first solo exhibition at Aomori, which attracted about 80,000 visitors, this presentation will reflect on the artist's work of the past twelve years—since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami—as well as presenting some of his notable works from as far back as his student days. The Beginning Place will invite visitors into overlapping layers of Nara’s paintings and take them through an exhibition space that weaves between the past and the present, continuing outside the museum to the landscape of his hometown.