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Japan Supernatural

Published 17th June, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
  • Location

    Art Gallery of New South Wales

    Art Gallery Road
    Sydney NSW 2000

  • Date

    2nd November 2019 to 8th March 2020

  • Time

    10:00am to 5:00pm

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Be spirited away to the fascinating world of 'Japan supernatural', an extraordinary exhibition revealing three centuries of folklore and fantasy in Japanese art. Discover this wildly imaginative realm through more than 180 works from historical master Katsushika Hokusai through to contemporary superstar Takashi Murakami.

Through masterworks from collections worldwide and the Gallery’s own rich holdings, Japan Supernatural introduces an astonishing array of phenomenal beings from fiendish goblins through to mischievous shapeshifters. Come face to face with these mysterious creatures in an immersive environment featuring large-scale installations and classic Japanese cinema and animation, alongside miniature carvings, humorous paintings and the vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints that define the tradition of the supernatural in Japanese art.

Centred on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition features some of the greatest Japanese artists of the past including Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Kawanabe Kyosai, alongside contemporary artists Chiho Aoshima and Miwa Yanagi who update the tradition for these times.

Event Location

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road
Sydney NSW 2000

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Published 17th June, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
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