The Artizon Museum, operated by the Ishibashi Foundation and formerly known as the Bridgestone Museum of Art, opened in January 2020 as a new museum at the same location in Kyobashi, Tokyo. The new name, Artizon, was coined by combining the words art and horizon to reflect the museum’s determination to impart a sense of new horizons in pioneering art. The concept of the museum is “experiencing creativity.” In addition to the Impressionist and Japanese Western-style paintings from the modern period for which the Ishibashi Foundation Collection is renowned, new acquisitions include Postwar abstract paintings and early Japanese arts from the Edo period. These additions to the collection enlarge its breadth and depth, and they also make it possible to mount exhibitions that span from ancient periods to contemporary art.

The Artizon Museum is located in the lower section of the 23-story Museum Tower Kyobashi, with three floors of gallery rooms featuring state-of-the-art equipment to present the multifaceted pleasures of art.
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Exhibition Information
Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection×Morimura Yasumasa
"M’s Gift of the Sea: Auto-Mythology"
October 2, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Jam Sessions are joint performances by the Ishibashi Foundation Collection and contemporary artists. For the second session, the museum will welcome Morimura Yasumasa. Morimura is known for his “self-portrait-ish works” in which he recreates a painting or photograph, choosing sources from diverse periods and cultures, and disguises himself as the person within it, adding his own interpretations. Morimura has long had a love of works by Japanese painter Aoki Shigeru and has created works inspired by Aokiʼs Self-Portrait (1903) and A Gift of the Sea (1904), which are in the Ishibashi Foundation Collection.

For this Jam Session, Morimura will address A Gift of the Sea anew. In the show, titled “Mʼs Gift of the Sea: Auto-Mythology,” he gives shape to the history of the many changes in Japanese culture, politics, and thought since the Meiji period, when Aoki created the original work, through his own style. The exhibition will consist of about 10 works by Aoki from the collection and about 60 works, over 50 of which are new, by Morimura.
MORIMURA Yasumasa, Self-Portrait/Youth (Aoki), 2016/2021