From 25 April to 5 July 2015, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan, is to host an exhibition entitled “Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty”, in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou-Metz and the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.
130 different artworks from all eras of history and all ends of the globe will be presented at this exhibition, which will be divided into nine sections. All the works are united under the theme of “simple forms”, which refers to the idea that simple, beautiful forms influence artists from all ages and all over the world. This inspiration can be seen in a wide range of art, from Modern and Contemporary artworks, to prehistoric artefacts, and most importantly, in the Japanese aesthetic featured in the traditional crafts, the tea ceremony utensils, Buddhist statues, and Zen paintings on display.
This exhibition aims to provide an overview of a timeless and universal aesthetic and common appreciation of beauty uniting all artworks.