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Takashi Murakami is taking over Tai Kwun for a major exhibition starting in June

Written by
Olivia Lai

Charming both fine art and mainstream audiences worldwide with his cute and psychedelic works, which often feature colourful flowers with smiley faces and original characters like Kaikai and Kiki, eccentric Japanese artist Takashi Murakami returns to Hong Kong to host a major survey exhibition in Tai Kwun

After his debut solo show last September, Murakami is back from June 1 to September 1 with Murakami vs Murakami. The exhibition will be taking over all the art galleries at Tai Kwun, showcasing more than 60 paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting that explores the multi-faceted work and life of Murakami. Those range from large-scale post-apocalyptic works to interpretations on classical Japanese paintings and Buddhism to his creative collaborations, including the character Doraemon. Also at the exhibition are some of the artist’s iconic and outlandish costume designs, video works, samples of his private art collection and the artist’s spectacular wall and floor art. 

Throughout the three-month showcase, there will also be a wide range of public programming and educational events, including regular anime and video screenings on the Laundry Steps, as well as a public discussion with the artist himself and the curators of the exhibition. Plus there will be a pop-store at F Hall Studio offering Tai Kwun-exclusive Murakami products. 

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