Murakami Vs Murakami – Contemporary Exhibition launches in Tai Kwun

Murakami Vs Murakami
Murakami Vs Murakami


Murakami Vs Murakami – Contemporary Exhibition, a first of its kind exhibition of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami brings to Hong Kong a breath taking cultural phenomenon right in the middle of the city. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of Japan’s most celebrated artist who is the charioteer of the superflat art movement. Murakami hails from Tokyo, Japan and well known for his work in sustainable art in post-war Japan.

Murakami’s art uses a variety of media like motifs inspired by Japanese culture and sculptures. This comprehensive survey exhibition features more than 60 paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting here in Hong Kong.

His work depicts deep rooted tradition, following a dreamy pop art style that is flawlessly married to classic contemporary Japanese culture.

Intriguing nuances of is work ranging from large scale post-apocalypse like work to positive flowery masterpieces and then to his Enso paintings and depiction of Buddhist visions of abundance and enlightenment are featured. A special pop-up store will be open in F Hall Studio throughout the exhibition, where visitors can enjoy neon and wallpaper works by Takashi Murakami for free. The store also offers Murakami products for sale, including Tai Kwun–exclusive items made exclusively for the exhibition.


When is the exhibition?

1st June, 2019 to 1st September, 2019

10:30am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

5-7pm (All days except Fridays)

5-9pm (Fridays)


Where to get tickets to Murakami in Hong Kong?

What to expect?

In the three months, Tai Kwun Contemporary will host a range of public and educational events. These include screening videos by Takashi Murakami on the Laundry Steps, as well as a public discussion with Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger (Head of Art at Tai Kwun). Other events included are guided tours, educational workshops, public talks, anime and film screenings.