Photography and Painting

Katharina Arndt Joseph Broghammer Michael Dressel Joerg Engelhardt Stephan Erfurt
Elliott Erwitt Philip Groezinger Theo Heimann Koro Ihara Hiroji Kubota
Masumi Kura Mikos Meininger Vera Mercer Koji Onaka Paul Pretzer
Christian Rothmann Haruna Sato Alec Soth William Wegman Mario Wyrwinski

Duration: 6th of April (Sat) til 30th of June(Sun)
Opening hours:11:00 to 18:30(Last Entry 18:00)
Opening Days:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(Closed outside of the exhibition period due to exhibition changes and maintenance inside the museum)
Admission:Adult 500 yen/Student(University , High School) 400 yen/Student(Junior high School、Elementary School) 300 yen
Location: Tokyo Art Museum

Organizer:Tokyo Art Museum
Planning:Plaza foundation
Support:Embassy of the federal republic of Germany in japan

[Requests regarding your visit]

If you are not feeling well or have a fever, please refrain from visiting the facility.


Humans and animals have had a special relationship for centuries: hunting objects, food sources,livestock, means of transportation and pets. In the visual arts and in religion, animals also serve as symbols, food offerings and ritual objects. Animal masks play a major role in ethnic groups and carnivals, helping people to transform themselves and escape from everyday life.

Today, humans and animals have a special emotional relationship that provides love and comfort, enables social contact and alleviates loneliness.Animals are domesticated in our human world, they are part of our everyday lives and can be seen at the zoo. In the wild, animals can also be dangerous.

All the artists involved in this exhibition have their own view of people and animals: observant, distanced, surreal, humorous and full of respect.


An event held in connection with the 30th anniversary of the city partnership between Berlin and Tokyo in 2024