Wood & Harrison Table and Chairs 2001 Video, duration 26 seconds Dimensions variable Courtesy of the artists and Carroll/Fletcher, London © The Artists

Image: Wood & Harrison, Table and Chairs, 2001, Courtesy the Artists and Carroll/Fletcher, London © The Artists

Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection

"Private Utopia: Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection" explores more than 115 artworks by approximately 30 British artists who came into prominence from the 1990s onwards, including emerging artists of the present. Covering a striking array of themes, ideas and materials, the selection of works reflect the multifarious nature of contemporary art in the UK today, and the broadening definition of what art can be. 

This touring exhibition has been created by the British Council in partnership with the Asahi Shimbun, Tokyo Station Gallery, Itami City Museum of Art, the Museum of Art, Kochi and Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art. Together, the curators of each museum have selected works from the holdings of the British Council Collection, one of the most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary British art in the world.  

Dates and Venues:

Tokyo Station Gallery:
Saturday 18 January - Sunday 9 March 2014

Itami City Museum of Art / The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami
Saturday 12 April - Sunday 25 May 2014

The Museum of Art, Kochi:
Sunday 2 November - Tuesday/Holiday 23 December 2014

Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art:
Friday 9 January - Sunday 22 February 2015