Takashi Murakami has become a cultural phenomenon in the last decade with his massive showings all across the world. Most recently Murakami brought his latest works to Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong for a major survey of the multifaceted universe he has carved out with his continuous stream of shows.
Fully taking over the spaces of the art gallery, “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” features 60 paintings and sculptures on display in the gallery’s rooms that provide audiences with unique immersive displays that chronicle Murakami’s life and career.
Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet and Tobias Berger, Head of Arts at Tai Kwun, “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” spotlights the diverse range of elements utilized by Murakami which include fashion, cosplay, and graffiti. A notable work of the exhibition is the premiere showing of The Birth Cry of a Universe, a 4.5-meter-tall gilded sculpture that took over 14 years.
Additionally, on display for the first time is a showcase of the Murakami’s most iconic costumes modeled by custom mannequins that capture the Japanese artist’s signature poses and expressions.
To accompany the exhibition showing, Tai Kwun Contemporary will also be holding a range of public programming and educational events. Guest can expect videos by Takashi Murakami to be screened regularly on the Laundry Steps outside the gallery, guided tours, educational workshops, public talks, anime, film screenings and more.
If that wasn’t enough. Tai Kwun will also be holding a special pop-up for visitors to purchase merchandise and prints of Murakami’s work on display. Collectors will also want to look out for Tai Kwun–exclusive items made exclusively for the exhibition.
Take a look at our recap of the show above and get advanced tickets for the “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” exhibition open June 1 – September 1 on Ticketflap, tickets will also be available at the Tai Kwun Contemporary reception.
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Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts
10 Hollywood Rd, Central
Hong Kong, Hong Kong