Japan Supernatural At The Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Sat Nov 02 2019 - Sun Mar 08 2020
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You all know the iconic Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, but now you can discover over 180 wildly imaginative works by Japanese artists past and present.
Step into the shadows and come face-to-face with an astonishing array of phenomenal beings in Japan supernatural, where ghosts, goblins and mischievous shapeshifters inhabit a spirit realm. See Japan’s folklore brought to life in magnificent paintings, large-scale installations, miniature carvings and humorous illustrations, and explore 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 and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, alongside contemporary artists such as Chiho Aoshima, Fuyuko Matsui and Miwa Yanagi, who continue the compelling creative lineage of visualising the unseen.
Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales
When: 2 November 2019 – 8 March 2020
Cost: Adults $25, Kids under 12 are free
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