SMBC meets Contemporary Art

~Come take a look~




三井住友銀行東館 1F アース・ガーデン




SMBCグループの「SMBC ART HQ」第1弾として、ミスミグループ創業者の田口弘氏が収集した、アートコレクションから18点を展示する「SMBC meets Contemporary Art ~Come take a look!」展を、三井住友銀行東館1F アース・ガーデンにて開催いたします。

アートは、SMBCグループが掲げるFive ValuesのひとつであるPROACTIVE & INNOVATIVE(先進性と独創性)の精神に繋がるものと考えており、アートに触れる場と環境を広く多くの方々にご提供することを通じ、お客さま、ご来場者、グループ役職員の創造性、先進性を刺激していくことを活動の目的としています。

The "SMBC meets Contemporary Art—Come take a look!" Exhibition, the first of the SMBC Group's "SMBC ART HQ" series of exhibitions, will be held in the Earth Garden on the first floor of the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Tower and will present 18 works from the art collection of MISUMI Group founder Hiroshi Taguchi.

We believe that art ties into the spirit of being “proactive & innovative”, one of the SMBC Group’s Five Values, and SMBC ART HQ’s aim is to stimulate creativity and innovation among customers, visitors, and Group executives and employees by providing a venue and environment that offer an encounter with art to a wider section of the public.

Tatsuo Miyajima "Counter Falls" 2018
Installation view in the exhibition Sky of Time (2019-2020) at EMMA ‒ Espoo Museum of Modern Art / Saastamoinen Foundation
Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA



Keith Haring / Julian Opie / Oscar Murillo / Secundino Hernández / Jose Dávila / Korakrit Arunanondchai / Donna Huanca / Haroon Gunn-Salie / Xavier Veilhan / Wilhelm Sasnal / SUPERFLEX / Elmgreen&Dragset / Alicja Kwade / Tatsuo Miyajima / Richard Prince / Ed Ruscha



Korakrit Arunanondchai
"Untitled (Painting with History)" 2016
© Korakrit Arunanondchai Courtesy CLEARING

Julian Opie "Shahnoza, pole dancer" 2006
© Julian Opie, courtesy MAHO KUBOTA GALLERY

Donna Huanca "Mami Wata" 2017
Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin

Secundino Hernández "Untitled" 2015
Copyright Galerie Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a.M. and the artist Photographer: Wolfgang Günzel, Frankfurt a.M.

Tatsuo Miyajima "Counter Falls" 2018 Installation view in the exhibition Sky of Time (2019-2020) at EMMA ‒ Espoo Museum of Modern Art / Saastamoinen Foundation Photo: Ari Karttunen / EMMA






The keywords for this exhibition are "internationality," "trust," "continuity," and "the spirit of challenge." It will feature a lineup of artists reflecting international trends (“internationality”) who have achieved a certain measure of appreciation (“trust”). The earliest additions to the Misumi collection come from artists whose works are now expensive and difficult to obtain, demonstrating the value of the collection over time (“continuity”). At the same time, works from up-and-coming young artists are also included (“the spirit of challenge”), allowing visitors to experience contemporary art as an expression of their own era.

Donna Huanca "Mami Wata" 2017 Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin



三井住友銀行東館1F アース・ガーデン

3-2, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0005
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation East Building Rising Square 1F Earth Garden



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