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Galerie Perrotin

Exhibition Detail
Solo Exhibition
17/F, 50 Connaught Road
Hong Kong
China


May 21st, 2013 - July 6th, 2013
 
And then (title to be determined)  , Takashi MurakamiTakashi Murakami,
And then (title to be determined) ,
2013, Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 100 x 100 cm / 39 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Perrotin
Installation view, Takashi MurakamiTakashi Murakami, Installation view
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Perrotin
Installation view, Takashi MurakamiTakashi Murakami, Installation view
© Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Perrotin
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The exhibition in Hong Kong (21 May - 6 July 2013), is the 9th solo show by
Takashi Murakami organized by Galerie Perrotin in 20 years of collaboration,
that will display in particular a set of new paintings featuring his famous alterego
Mr. Dob, and self-portraits of the artist surrounded by his emblematic
characters including Kaikai and Kiki with epure backgrounds of skulls pattern.
After earning his Doctorate in Nihonga painting from Tokyo University of the
Arts, Takashi Murakami developed a unique protean style which associated
the most modern of techniques with the precision and virtuosity of traditional
Japanese art and that of Ukiyo-e engraving in particular. Inspired by Manga and
Kawaii culture, his irresistible world is peopled by monstrous and charming
characters, facetious descendants of past myths. His theory of the Superflat
aesthetic, which he introduced in 2000, attempts to blur the frontiers between
popular art and grand art. The absence of perspective, the two-dimensionality
of ancient Japanese art, filters in to every medium – paintings, sculptures,
prints/silk-screens, wallpaper, animated films and accessories.
Since his first monographic exhibition outside Japan in 1995 at Galerie Perrotin,
Murakami has become recognized as one of the most prominent contemporary
artists of his time, and his work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions
at museums and art institutions throughout the world. In 2010, France’s
renowned Château de Versailles organized an important solo exhibition of his
works on the palace grounds. In 2012, a retrospective entitled “Murakami-Ego”
was organized by QMA at Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha, Qatar and included
the 100m masterpiece painting “The 500 Arhats”. From 4 July to 8 December
2013, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul will organize an important
solo show of his works, “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland”.

今次村上隆的香港展览(2013年5月21日至7月6日)将会是贝浩登画廊
(Galerie Perrotin)与他合作廿年间的第九个个展,展出村上隆的着名
系列 alter-ego Mr. Dob 以及村上隆肖像画(周围满布了一系列由他自
己创作的经典卡通人物Kaikai丶Kiki以及作为图画背景的骷髅骨头)。
在东京艺术大学(Tokyo University of the Arts)取得日本画博士学位
后,村上隆开创出一种活泼多变的艺术风格,糅合了现代技巧与传统
日本艺术(特别是浮世绘)。受日本漫画和可爱文化(Kawaii culture)
影响,他的艺术世界满是古怪人物和神话延续。 2000年,他提出超扁
平(Superflat)美学理论,尝试模糊流行艺术与正统艺术的界线;此
后,缺乏透视、二维的传统日本艺术便渗入各种媒介,由绘画、雕塑、
印刷/丝网印刷、墙纸、动画、配饰,不一而足。
自从1995年贝浩登画廊为他举办了首个海外主题展后,村上隆
便公认是当代最杰出艺术家之一,其作品亦陆续在各大美术馆和
艺术机构展出。 2010年,法国凡尔赛宫为他举办了重要的个人
展览;2012年,卡塔尔艺术局(QMA)在多哈Al Riwaq展览厅
亦为村上隆举办了《Murakami-Ego》回顾展,展品包括亿元画
作《 500罗汉》。 2013年,首尔三星美术馆(Samsung Museum
of Art)/ Plateau将会为他举办重要个展 “Takashi in Superflat
Wonderland”,日期由7月4日至12月8日。


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