Shinkichi Tajiri: The Restless Wanderer


'Shinkichi Tajiri: The Restless Wanderer', in collaboration with Bonnefanten, celebrates the centennial of our grandfather, the multidisciplinary Japanese-American artist Shinkichi Tajiri. The exhibition is the result of a two-year research into our family history and the impact of Shinkichi’s self-imposed exile on his life, work, family, and creative development. Through new material from our family archives, anecdotes, key pieces from his Warriors-, Seeds-, Machines-, and Knot-series, and works by close artist friends and sources of inspiration (a.o. Karel Appel, Isamu Noguchi, Constant), we aim to provide insight into how Shinkichi processed the separation from his homeland in his art and how he eventually found his home at Castle Scheres, the place where we spent our childhood and where three generations of Tajiri's have lived and worked.

'Shinkichi Tajiri: The Restless Wanderer' opens on December 2nd. Read more about the upcoming exhibition here!

Museum: Bonnefanten, Maastricht
Guest Curators: Tanéa & Shakuru Tajiri
Artistic Director: Stijn Huijts
Senior Curator: Paula van den Bosch
Project Leader: Madeleine van Daele
Project Assistent: Suzanne Wewers