Tai Kwun Contemporary is proud to announce MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI, a major survey exhibition by the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, which runs from 1 June to 1 September 2019. The exhibition will explore the multifaceted universe of the cultural phenomenon of this Japanese super-star artist.

Curated by Tobias Berger, Head of Art at Tai Kwun, and Gunner B. Kvaran, Director of Astrup Fearnley Museet, MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI features divergent extremes of the artist’s oeuvre – from his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces, and then to his contemplative Enso paintings, offering Buddhist visions of enlightenment.

Also on view for the first time is a showcase of some of the artist’s iconic and outlandish costume designs, which visitors will experience alongside other important video works, samples of his private art collection, as well as the artist’s spectacular wall and floor art – which serves up a forceful yet complex visual impact.

Utilising all spaces in the art galleries at Tai Kwun, this comprehensive survey will feature over 60 paintings and sculptures in a stunning, immersive setting that showcases the intriguing paradoxes embodied in the diverse work and life of Takashi Murakami.

The exhibition has invaded the JC Contemporary and F Hall studio, where you will see Francis Bacon, Tan Tan Bo Studies, Superflat Flowers and Enso on the first floor, Costumes on the second floor, The Birth Cry of a Universe and The Collection on the third floor. You will also find Kaikai and Kiki at the Prison Yard and also a pop-up store at F Hall Studio.

Advance tickets to the exhibition are now available on Ticketflap (www.ticketflap.com/murakami): HK$60 (general) and HK$45 (concession)*

Tickets will also be available at the Tai Kwun Contemporary reception: HK$75 (general) and HK$55 (concession)*

  • Concession tickets are applicable to students (aged under 18 or with full-time student ID), seniors aged over 65 and persons with disability.

For more details about the exhibition, various activities, and ticketing information, visit: www.taikwun.hk/murakami