Kazuki Umezawa x Taku Obata “Hyper Landscape”
In a nutshell
This exhibition includes Kazuki Umezawa’s colorful paintings and printed images, which completely cover the gallery walls from the 2nd floor gallery to the 4th. The paintings, which include internet images that are pieced together in collage and adorned with brightly colored and glitter acrylic paint. His works continue on the third floor while Taku Obata’s large, wooden statues stand on the 2nd floor and his video plays on the 4th floor.
The Watari-um (The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) is a slim, four-story building with galleries on the 2nd - 4th floors, and a cafe, bookstore and gift shop on the first floor and in the basement.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The title cards and the list of works are in English. Some English on the website.
Photos are allowed with some restrictions, which are clearly indicated at the museum.
There is so much to take in at this frenetic exhibition; the walls are completely covered with images, colors and textures.
Anyone who likes color, a lot to contemplate and digest, and more contemporary art.
How far out?
A short walk from the Gaiemmae Station on the Ginza line or a 10 minute walk from the Omote-sando Station on the Chiyoda line.
How much time?
30-45 minutes. More if you browse the gift shop and bookstore.
How much money?
¥1,000 for general admission.
December 2, 2018
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth seeing while you’re in Jingumae.