The dynamic between Artist and Collector has governed the way the public views art for centuries. The focus of this exhibition is to highlight the importance of such collections not only for the institution but also as a resource for our community. Although it is difficult to convey, in exhibition, the profoundness of change and cycle that are intrinsic to the practice and lives of prolific artists, Passion and Obsession: From the Collection will do just that. Specially curated works from key collections in the region will join with pieces from the KANEKO collection for a powerful an exceptional visual experience. Artists include Viola Frey, Tony Hepburn, Leiko Ikemura, Jun Kaneko, Manuel Neri, Annabeth Rosen, Therman Statom, Goro Suzuki, Akio Takamori, Sunkoo Yuh, and a few other visionaries. While some of the artwork that will be presented from the KANEKO collection has never been shown before, other pieces in the collection have appeared in many major national and international museums.