Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty

Henri Matisse Forms from "Jazz" 9 1947 Stencil on paper 40.8×57.7cm Collection:The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama

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4/25|10:00 ~ 4/26 6:00
*April 25 open until 6:00 the following morning due to "Roppongi Art Night 2015."
*through 7/5

4/26|10:00 ~ 22:00
*Last entry 30min before closing 
Mori Art Museum (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower 53F)
[Participation fee]
Student (College/High school):¥1,200
Child (Age 4 through junior high):¥600 
Senior (over 65 years):¥1,500

Tokyo City View and Sky Deck is now temporaily closed for renovation work. It is scheduled for reopening on April 29, 2015.
In Europe between the 19th and 20th centuries, the aestetics of "Simple forms" were rediscovered, having a significant impact in such areas as industrial products, architectural design and arts. Such simple and beautiful forms within them are also found in nature and in many of the world's traditional cultures.
The exhibition brings together around 130 of these “simple forms” from around the world, and across the ages, presented in 9 sections. It will offer a panoramic view of a timeless, universal aesthetic, showing the geographical spread and historic links of that aesthetic from prehistoric objects to dynamic, cutting-edge installations by contemporary artists.
To mark its reopening following extensive renovation, the first joint exhibition by Centre Pompidou-Metz and Fondation d’entreprise Hermès comes to Japan. We have reconfigured the exhibition plan and added to the exhibition content, making the Tokyo show a unique Mori Art Museum presentation.


Jean Arp, Étienne Béothy, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Brassaï, Cho – jiro – , Le Corbusier (as a collector), Marc Couturier, Marcel Dassault, Albrecht Dürer, Olafur Eliasson, Enku – , Lucio Fontana, Susanna Fritscher, Hashimoto Heihachi, Barbara Hepworth, Ike no Taiga, Jean-Baptiste Romé de l’Isle, Ann Veronica Janssens, Thomas Jefferson (as an inventor), Anish Kapoor, Ellsworth Kelly, Koo Bohnchang, Germaine Krull, František Kupka, Kuroda Taizo, Lee Ufan, Robert Mapplethorpe, Étienne-Jules Marey, Henri Matisse, Anthony McCall, John McCracken, Henry Moore, Carsten Nicolai, Nishikawa Katsuhito, Ohmaki Shinji, Okada Ko – yo – , Okazaki Kazuo, Gabriel Orozco, Charlotte Perriand, Antoine Pevsner, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Robert Le Ricolais, Medardo Rosso, Emmanuel Saulnier, Sengai, Sesshu ,José Maria Sicilia, Carl Strüwe, Sugimoto Hiroshi, Tanaka Nobuyuki, Wolfgang Tillmans, Tsai Charwei, Xavier Veilhan, Not Vital, Wentzel