Conversation Takashi Murakami - Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Wednesday 11 April 2018 - Auditorium

5 p.m.
Takashi Murakami et Hans-Ulrich Obrist (2)
Conversation Takashi Murakami - Hans-Ulrich Obrist

In parallel with the In Tune with the World exhibition, a number of events will be scheduled at which artists, scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and philosophers come together for face-to-face encounters with the public.


This Conversation will be broadcast live on the Fondation's website.



In what new ways are humans tied to their environment?

Dialogue on the work of Takashi Murakami


Today’s artists reflect and interpret the fascinating, leading-edge research being conducted to understand the oneness of the countless forms of life that form the tapestry of our world, blurring the distinctions between human, animal, plant and even mineral.


This In Tune with the World exhibition is based on a specific theme that explores current questions about mankind’s place in the universe and new approaches to how humans are tied to their environment and the realm of living things.

the artists

Takashi Murakami

Since the early 1990s, Takashi Murakami has been crafting a unique world of darkness and wonder, one populated by fantastic characters, marvellous animals, fabulous creatures and mischievous monsters.Blessed with an unbridled imagination and a resolutely innovative language combining ancient techniques and advanced technologies, his important body of work is marked by its multiplicity of forms and media – painting, sculpture, installations and even animated film.

Drawing on Japan’s political, social and cultural history, his colour-saturated universe borrows as often from Kawaii aesthetics and manga pop as from the ancient masters of classical painting and Buddhist iconography. Also omnipresent are references to recent traumatic events, such as the atomic bomb and the tsunami.


Hans-Ulrich Obrist

He is Artistic Director at the Serpentine Galleries, London, and was previously Curator for Contemporary Art at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. His recent publications include Mondialité: Or the Archipelagos of Edward Glissant (Skira), Conversations in Colombia (La Oficina del Doctor), Ways of Curating (Penguin Books), The Age of Earthquakes with Douglas Coupland and Shumon Basar (Penguin Books), and Lives of The Artists, Lives of The Architects (Penguin Books).

The essential

Wednesday 11 April 2018
5 p.m. - Auditorium


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