Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats


When: 31/10/15 - 06/03/16: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Where: Mori Art Museum, 53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi

Takashi Murakami is considered one of the most active and significant Japanese artists in the global art scene today. This exhibition at Mori Art Museum has been eagerly anticipated as large-scale exhibitions of Murakami’s works in Japan have been extremely limited.

This exhibition will focus on Murakami’s recent works, mainly his epic “The 500 Arhats” (2012), a 3-meter-high, 100-meter-long painting of the 500 enlightened followers (arhats) of Buddha, created in response to the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Some large sculptural pieces and abstract paintings will also be included. Organizers say the exhibition will also allow us to approach Murakami’s profound exploration of the power of art to illuminate our understanding of the human condition and the realities of the world we live in.

For its final weekend, “Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats” will have the following extended hours:

Friday, March 4 8:00–25:00
Saturday, March 5 8:00–25:00
Sunday, March 6 8:00–22:00

(Last admission until 24:00 on March 4 & 5, 21:30 on March 6)

“Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats”

How much: Adults ¥1,600, University / High School Students ¥1,100, Children ¥600

More information: http://www.mori.art.museum/contents/tm500/index.html#s02

Image: Takashi Murakami, The 500 Arhats, 2012, Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 302 x 10,000 cm, Private collection, Installation view: “Murakami – Ego,” Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha, 2012, Photo: GION, ©2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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