The Un-Private Collection: Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer

When 29 May 2014
Where Orpheum Theatre
842 Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
United States
Cost $12 general admission
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In anticipation of the museum opening on Grand Avenue in 2015, The Broad is holding talks at venues around L.A. featuring cultural leaders and influential artists in the Broad collections.

On May 29, internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will be in conversation with bestselling author and Japan scholar Pico Iyer. Murakami is known for his bold, graphic works that merge fine art, design and animation and continue to blur the lines between high art and pop culture. The author of numerous books on crossing cultures and a regular contributor to Time, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other publications, Iyer’s writings intersect with Murakami’s work in their focus on the common disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture. The pair will discuss the complex social and historical narratives woven into Murakami’s work and how they reflect upon contemporary Japanese culture.

In 2007 MOCA presented ©MURAKAMI, the first and most comprehensive large-scale retrospective of the work of Murakami to date. The exhibition at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA featured key works that spanned the Murakami’s entire career, including political works from the early 1990s, large-scale otaku-inspired figure projects of the late ’90s, and the ongoing evolution of Murakami’s animé alter ego. We welcome Takashi Murakami back to Los Angeles and invite you to join this upcoming conversation.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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