YOKO ONO: Wish Tree for Tokyo
9 December 2008
Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Tokyo has been planted in the museum’s sculpture garden. It was first on view at the exhibition YES Yoko Ono (Spring 2004 at MOT). The work has been donated by the artist to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo for its permanent collection. Each year on December 9th, Yoko Ono invites the public to come to the museum to write a wish, and hang it on Wish Tree for Tokyo. On December 9th of this year you are invited to come to the museum between 10am and 5pm to participate in this artwork. Please join us!
2004年の春、東京都現代美術館で開催された「YES オノ・ヨーツ月1く2だリ9さー日い9（に願。オ、か（多火ノけさく）ののん木方10）来》時が美館か、術のらオ館予ノ17を定さ時訪んはまかれあでら、り願当ま美い館せ術をんに館書が贈でいら、て願れこい、の美札作術は品館後願にの日い参コ庭オ札」加にノ展をさ下植のん樹出げのるさ品こもれ作ととまをに品し希が送、た望で《ら。東きれしオ京まてノのすいさん。ウま是 はすィッ非毎。シ今ご年ュ参・1 は加2
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (the new Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum) opened on March 18, 1995 with a major survey of contemporary Japanese art.
The new museum is located in Kiba Park, in the east area of Tokyo.
This is the first public contemporary art museum in Tokyo.
Because the city of Tokyo lacked an institution which could provide a systematic survey of contemporary art with displays from a permanent collection, the citizens of Tokyo and professinals both inside and outside japan voiced a strong desire for the construction of an art museum in Japan’s capital city which would provide information on the latest trends in arts.
In response,the New Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Construction Deliberation Committee in 1987 proposed the construction of a new art museum as a site for international cultural and artistic exchange.
The purpose of the newly built Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, is to collect, preserve, and exhibit works of art with a focus on contemporary work. It will give the citizens of Tokyo greater opportunities to see high-quality works of art and become more involved with art in a variety of ways, stimulating artistic activity and helping establish a firmer base for the growth of art and culture in Tokyo and entire county.
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