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Murakami in Germany

The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the works of Takashi Murakami are on show at the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, Germany. If you are nearby, this is worth a visit!

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Takashi Murakami Exhibition

For the duration of this exhibition, only works by Murakami, which Time Magazine calls one of the 100 most influential people in the world, are on view. The MMK has transformed itself completely into a © MURAKAMI Museum.

More than 130 works by the artist in various media – painting, sculpture, installation, and video – are divided up into several chapters and then spread out across all three levels of the MMK. The exhibition was site-specifically designed by Takashi Murakami with the specifics of the MMK’s architecture in Frankfurt in mind, and is complemented by works specially produced for this situation.

The exhibition is not arranged in chronological order but is tuned to the rhythm and choreography of the given setting and the artistic requirements of the works involved. Nonetheless, the presentation does enable visitors to follow Murakami’s artistic development.

© MURAKAMI was organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), whose chief curator Paul Schimmel curated and supervised the exhibition. After Los Angeles, the exhibition traveled to the Brooklyn Museum, New York. MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main is the first platform for the © MURAKAMI exhibition in Europe. Here, the show has been organized by Udo Kittelmann and Mario Kramer in close collaboration with the artist. The last stop on the tour will be the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Murakami Retrospective
September 27, 2008 – January 4, 2009
Museum of Modern Art, Frankfurt

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