Juxtapoz x Superflat @ Vancouver Art Gallery
The Juxtapoz x Superflat exhibition, co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Juxtapoz's Editor, Evan Pricco, will travel to Vancouver Art Gallery this Fall/Winter, with new additions and works to be announced in the coming weeks. The show was originally on view at Pivot Art & Culture in Seattle this past August 2016.
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Juxtapoz x Superflat is a manifesto for new creative practices that can no longer be adequately described by the traditional categories of art and production. Presenting the work of more than 30 artists from Japan, China, Korea, Europe and the United States this remarkable exhibition offers a unique insight into contemporary art and its place in cultural life.
Juxtapoz x Superflat was conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Art & Culture, a legendary San Francisco-based magazine committed to contemporary art, design, fashion and graffiti. They conceived the exhibition as a survey of the most exciting visual art to emerge in recent years, with a heavy emphasis on artists who operate outside of the central hubs of the global art world. Expanding upon Murakami and Juxtapoz magazine’s interest in flattening high and low cultures, this exhibition includes work by artists whose practice has been shaped by a variety of sub-cultures including skate, surf, graffiti, street art, comics, design, illustration, painting, and digital and traditional arts.
Juxtapoz x Superflat includes work by Chiho Aoshima, Urs Fischer, Kim Jung Gi, Kazunori Hamana, Trenton Doyle Hancock, John Hathway, Todd James, James Jean, Friedrich Kunath, Austin Lee, Christian Rex van Minnen, Rebecca Morgan, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, Otani Workshop, Paco Pomet, Parra, Erin M. Riley, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, Devin Troy Strother, Katsuya Terada, Toilet Paper Magazine, Yuji Ueda, Yuji Ueno, Sage Vaughn, Ben Venom, He Xiangyu and Zoer & Velvet.
Organized by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd, and co-curated by Takashi Murakami and Evan Pricco.
All photography by Ian C Bates.