Takashi Murakami to Launch First-Ever Retrospective in Canada

“The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” is coming to Vancouver.

By //Arts

Takashi Murakami is bringing his most-popular “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” retrospective to the Vancouver Art Gallery, marking the first major exhibit for Murakami in Canada. The renowned showcase was initially organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and now, Canadian fans of the legendary Japanese artist will be able to see a bevy of paintings and sculptures in person. Collectively, the artworks draw references from traditional Japanese paintings, Buddhist folklore, globalization, as well as nuclear threats on a global scale.

“We are thrilled to offer Canadian audiences the opportunity to experience a wide range of paintings and sculptures by one of the world’s most influential and visionary artists,” said Kathleen S. Bartels, director of the VAG, in a press statement. “In tracing Takashi Murakami’s development as an artist over the course of three decades, ‘The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg’ draws attention to some of the major themes and cultural conditions.”

“The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” is slated to launch on February 3 up until May 6, 2018. Head over to the Vancouver Art Gallery’s official website to learn more about the exhibit.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
Canada

Read Full Article
Takashi MurakamiVancouver Art Gallery

You may also like

Wolfgang Tillmans to Launch First-Ever Exhibit in Congo, Africa
Arts

Wolfgang Tillmans to Launch First-Ever Exhibit in Congo, Africa

At the Musée d’Art Contemporain et Multimédias in Kinshasa.
2,718 Hypes 3 Comments
Takashi Murakami to Create 'Doraemon'-Inspired Artwork for Tokyo Exhibit
Arts

Takashi Murakami to Create 'Doraemon'-Inspired Artwork for Tokyo Exhibit

Alongside other acclaimed Japanese artists.
5,277 Hypes 0 Comments
Takashi Murakami to Showcase Large-Scale Works at New Buffalo, NY Exhibit
Arts

Takashi Murakami to Showcase Large-Scale Works at New Buffalo, NY Exhibit

Titled “The Deep End of the Universe.”
3,080 Hypes 0 Comments
Takashi Murakami's "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" Arrives in Vancouver
Arts

Takashi Murakami's "The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" Arrives in Vancouver

The retrospective is open until May.
5,296 Hypes 10 Comments
Takashi Murakami Opens New Exhibition in Custom A-COLD-WALL*
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Opens New Exhibition in Custom A-COLD-WALL*

Bespoke pieces from head to toe.
3,704 Hypes 0 Comments


What to Read Next

SaintWoods Unveils an All-White Nike Air Force 1 Low for Its 35th Anniversary
Footwear

SaintWoods Unveils an All-White Nike Air Force 1 Low for Its 35th Anniversary

Along with a new capsule collection and creative campaign.
5,102 Hypes 0 Comments

Report Reveals Decrease of Black Characters on Television in 2017
Entertainment

Report Reveals Decrease of Black Characters on Television in 2017

While LGBTQ representation is at an all time high, diversity is still lacking.
3,059 Hypes 0 Comments

Russia's GUM Store Introduces SECTION Pop-Up With New Lookbook
Fashion

Russia's GUM Store Introduces SECTION Pop-Up With New Lookbook

A Fall/Winter 2017 campaign featuring local workers.
2,533 Hypes 0 Comments


Nike Teases Air VaporMax Moc in Olive
Footwear

Nike Teases Air VaporMax Moc in Olive

More fall essentials.
3,165 Hypes 0 Comments

Tesla Buys Automation Company Perbix to Ramp Up Production
Automotive

Tesla Buys Automation Company Perbix to Ramp Up Production

The news comes after the company’s quarterly loss of $619 million USD.
1,618 Hypes 0 Comments

NuGgETS Pairs Together Robes and Track Pants in Spring/Summer 2018 Lookbook
Fashion

NuGgETS Pairs Together Robes and Track Pants in Spring/Summer 2018 Lookbook

Turning your house robe into an outfit centerpiece.
952 Hypes 0 Comments

More ▾