Tessa Morris-Suzuki Inspires Art Curator


The Fukuoka Art Museum will hold a group exhibition IN SEARCH OF CRITICAL IMAGINATION starting January next year.

Posing questions like “Is that really it?”, “Aren’t there other possibilities?”, the exhibition will allow the viewers to observe the surroundings with a skeptical mind.  The exhibition will feature six budding artists who question the status quo and seek for new possibilities.

The title given to this exhibition derives from a book written by Prof. Tessa Morris-Suzuki, this year’s Academic Prize laureate.

Just when Ms. Shoji, the curator of the Fukuoka Art Museum, was looking for hints to christen the exhibition, she encountered the professor’s In Search of Critical Imagination.

Reading along, she noticed that the topic of this exhibition resonates with Prof. Tessa’s way of thinking.  Inspired by the elaborate wording, the curator was determined to name the forthcoming exhibition “in search of critical imagination”.



  • Venue: Fukuoka Art Museum (1-6 Ohori-Koen Park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi 810-0051 Japan)
  • Duration: January 5th to February 23rd, 2014
  • Open hours: 9:30 - 17:30 (Entry by 17:00)
  • Closed day: Every Monday except for holidays, Jan.13 (Mon) open; instead Jan.14 (Tues) will be closed.
  • Admission fee: Adult 1,200 yen (1,000yen), High School & College Student 800yen (600yen)
  • Prices in the brackets are discounted prices for groups of 20 people or more and for the people of 65 years of age or more. For those who are 65 or more, please present proof of age such as a health card or driver's license at the time of ticket purchasing.


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