Absolute Chairs

17 February 2024 - 12 May 2024

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, JP

In art, chairs have been imbued with a variety of meanings and symbolism, as symbols of authority, objects that house memories, or extensions of our bodies. Artists have captured diverse meanings behind chairs, and through their works, have brought to light discord and contradictions within society, personal memories, and relationships with others. This exhibition focuses primarily on the various expressions of chairs in works of art ranging from the postwar period to the present day, examining society and the human condition through the familiar presence known as the chair.