2021.07.24 - 2021.10.31 KMFA Gallery 105


World-renowned artist Yoshitomo Nara brought with him to Taiwan his latest painting, dozens of drawings, and other paintings, drawings, and sculptures most symbolic of his artworks to the Yoshitomo Nara Special Exhibition held in Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts.
After the show at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, all of the 53 pieces of works have toured to the second venue – Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.
At this moment, People here are struggling to overcome the challenges of another severer COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan since this May. To express his encouragement and confidence on the efforts that people of Taiwan have been making to prevent the pandemic, Yoshitomo Nara added 26 pieces of works to the exhibition at Kaohsiung, including a newly finished painting, 8 drawings made in this March during the 14-day home quarantine upon his arrival in Taiwan in order to install the exhibition at the first venue, and two paintings of Yamako Sisters as well as a series of 15 photographic works entitled Traveling Yamako. His emotions would be communicated through his works which have always been a comfort to people.
Having overcome the distress brought by the 2011Tohoku Earthquake, Yoshitomo Nara spent several years to reapproach the canvas, this time slowing down the pace, to converse with his work. He reemerged with an emblematic work and embarked on the path toward greater stability and authenticity.
This is the first oversea exhibition of his 2020 project, Miss Moonlight. The painting presents calmness in the face of sufferings and serenity of a healing soul. After months of preparation, Nana spent 10 days to gently complete his latest work on Taiwan, Hazy Humid Day. This work is not only a dedication to Taiwan, where he visited several times, but also the best encouragement to himself for his insistence for artistic creations.
As we observe the 10th commemoration of 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, spectators in Taiwan get a chance to witness Yoshitomo Nara’s persistence for staying true to his initial creative intention and join his journey from an end goal to another new starting point.

 Yoshitomo Nara  Online  Reservation  Notice 

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 Yoshitomo Nara Visitors Notice 

1. Photographing and video recording are prohibited in Yoshitomo Nara exhibition area.

2. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors are required to follow our safety measures: wearing face mask at all times, Real-name Registration/Trace Policy, taking body temperature measurement and using hand sanitizing. (Staff will check your screen if using “trace QR code”.)

3. Visitors with any symptoms related to COVID-19, under home isolation, home quarantine, self-health management or body temperature above 37°C are NOT allowed entry.

4. Free admission charge. Due to limit capacity and crowd control. Every visitor, regardless of age, requires to reserve a time slot online in advance to visit Yoshitomo Nara exhibition. Please visit our official website for more information.

5. Online reservation is based on real-name registration, each booking is up to 2 applicants, number will be limited. For more reserve information please visit our official website.

6. Please arrive within earlier of your visiting slot. Upon arrival, please provide your reservation email and valid ID at the Yoshitomo Nara exhibition entrance to have your reservation checked. (Valid ID: ID card, driver license or national health insurance card.)

7. Visitors who miss the Allocated Entry Time are not guaranteed entry and will need to follow staff’s instruction.

8. To ensure a safe and quality experience for all, each visiting slot is limited to 55 minutes, 8 slots per day, starts from 09:30. Night extended visit (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) will be added 3 more slots. Thank you for your understanding.

9. Visiting capacity may be changed according to the revision of the epidemic prevention level issued by CDC. Please aware of any information announced on site/website.

10. To respect current restriction on site, group reservation and guided tours will not be offered at this time.

11. For safety, children under 12 MUST be accompanied by parent.

12. Eating, drinking, smoking and gum chewing are prohibited inside all galleries. Food, beverages and item larger than A3 size(42x30) shall be kept in locker(B1) or information center. Please bring your personal and valuable belongings with you at all times.

13. Please do NOT touch artwork, frames, display cases or anything used to protect the artwork. If the damaging of artwork is caused by person, the person shall be held liable for compensation.

14. Please visit Yoshitomo Nara’s gift shop in B1.

15. Please aware of any changes announced on site, official website, Facebook or Instagram. The right of final interpretation of the notice is reserved by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.