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Banksy Artworks from Masatoshi Kumagai Collection

Banksy Artworks from Masatoshi Kumagai Collection

Apr 13, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023
11:00 - 20:00
GMO Digital Museum

Only at GMO Digital Museum can visitors enjoy three of Banksy's most famous works at the same time. https://banksy.tokyo/ (JP) Tickets: https://www.e-tix.jp/gmo-art/en/  

Van Gogh Alive (Kobe)

Van Gogh Alive (Kobe)

Mar 18 - Jun 4, 2023
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Van Gogh Alive is a completely new immersive exhibition that combines artistry and entertainment with all five senses. The popular content, which has attracted more than 8.5 million visitors worldwide to date, finally arrives in Nagoya from Australia this winter. The space where Van Gogh's masterpieces are vividly recreated in huge, vivid images, accompanied by powerful classical music, is otherworldly. You feel as if you are walking through the world of the paintings. From the moment you step into the venue, you will be enveloped in a vivid symphony of light, colour, sound and scent, and the experience of surrendering yourself to the visuals and sounds that flow one after another will be a special, "unforgettable" experience. Photography and video recording are allowed, so please enjoy not only the experience, but also the memories. https://goghalivejp.com/nagoya/

Ekin - the genius painter from Tosa

Ekin - the genius painter from Tosa

Apr 22 - Jun 18, 2023
Abeno Harukas Art Museum

The Tosa painter Kanakura, also known as the enigmatic genius painter, left behind numerous theatrical screens and other works from the end of the Edo period to the early Meiji period, and was known locally in Kochi for many years by the nickname 'E-Kin-san'. The screen paintings, painted in a style different from that of any other painter of the period, are still displayed at shrines and other places in Kochi for several days during summer festivals, and the horrifying theatrical scenes that emerge from the darkness by candlelight leave a vivid impression on the viewer. https://www.ktv.jp/event/ekin/