Jewish American artist Man Ray is well known for his broad range of Dada and Surrealist art. Throughout his turbulent life, facing language barriers and two consecutive wars, he repeatedly had new encounters and separations from loved ones. He created “objects of affection” that poetically translate a combination of thing and word, no doubt influenced by his own defragmented world-view. The objects are the center of the exhibition and are placed alongside other artwork, including photographs, printed material and paintings. This Man Ray curation is the first of its kind in Japan.

Image credit: “Indestructible Object”, 1923/75, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum © Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Image Archive/DNPartcom © MAN RAY 2015 TRUST / ADAGP, Paris & JASPAR, Tokyo 2022 G2928