To celebrate its 10th anniversary (already!), the Mori Art Museum is putting on a special love-themed exhibit, gathering around 200 pieces expressing love in its myriad forms – from romantic love to, well, cyber love.
Throughout history, romantic courtships have evolved from handwritten letters and poetic declarations at the window, to online dating and social network stalking. Love can also quickly turn into jealousy and hatred, and become a complex affair. No matter which kind, love is love, and through the medium of art you could, curators hope, find out what it means to you.
The exhibition will showcase the work of artists from all eras – noteworthy names include Yoko Ono, Kusama Yayoi, Salavador Dali, Auguste Rodin, Frida Kahlo, Okamoto Taro, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall, Mori Junichi, and internet sensation Hatsune Miku.
That’s righ – Hatsune Miku carved herself a place in pop culture, traveling a path from vocal synthesizer product to beloved collaboratively constructed cyber celebrity with a growing user community across the world… Not only is she part of the Love exhibition, but she managed to land her own cafe in the venue.
If love-themed artwork makes your stomach growl, grab a bite at the limited-edition Hatsune Miku Cafe (until June only), which will feature a custom-made menu for the occasion. The pigtail-sporting, mini skirt-clad starlet whose voice adorns countless pop songs will be gracing your cake and coffee, so make sure you find out what the fuss is all about.
All You Need Is LOVE (click for more info)
When: April 26 – Sept. 1
Where: Mori Art Museum
How much: ¥1,500 (adults)/¥1,000 (students)
Hatsune Miku Cafe (click for more info)
April 26 – June 16