Trans-Cool Tokyo

An avid fan of Japanese art and culture? Then the Trans-Cool Tokyo exhibition, which features 44 works from the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo collection, from the pioneering pop-art works of Yayoi Kusama to Yasumasa Morimura's multiple identities portraits to the cutting-edge works of younger artists like Takashi Murakami, is just right for you.

The entire exhibition is categorised into three sections: The first features artists – Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami and Mika Kato – and their works related to and influenced by the country's pop icons such as anime and science fiction while the second features those, like Kazuhiko Hachiya and Koki Tanaka, who chose to explore the question of self identity. Finally, the third section extracts fragments of the emotions and events in the artists' daily lives. For example, episodes of Zon Ito's dreams can be seen in his embroidery and Haruka Kojin makes fantastical scenes using petals from artificial flowers.

The Trans-Cool Tokyo will be on from now till 13 February 2011, at 8Q by the Singapore Art Museum. Museum admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. There is also free admission to SAM every Friday from 6pm to 9pm.

8Q at the Singapore Art Museum
8 Queen Street
Singapore 188535

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Related links: Wikipedia – 8Q SAM, Singapore Art Museum

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