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Tadanori Yokoo's State of Emergency

A unique art exhibition that encapsulates 2020

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Modern Art When: Sep 19th - Dec 20th 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm

2020 has been a wild year, and Tadanori Yokoo's State of Emergency exhibition at the Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art encapsulates this. As one of the country's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists, he has often been referred to as 'The Andy Warhol of Japan' because of his unique, reality-bending style.

The works in the State of Emergency exhibition will have a crisis theme, with the lines between truth and fiction being blurred. Adult admission to the event is 700 yen.

Getting there

The Yokoo Tadanori Museum of Contemporary Art can be conveniently accessed via several train stations.

The venue is approximately six minutes on foot from the Hankyu Oji-koen Station, 10 minutes on foot from the JR Nada Station, or 12 minutes on foot from the Hanshin Iwaya Station.

For those who are driving to the venue, it's approximately an 8 minute drive from the Maya Interchange of the Hanshin Expressway. Paid parking is available.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Bonson Lam 7 months ago
The cover picture looks a bit like Armageddon. It reminds me of some of the art that came out after the Fukushima power plant failures in 2011. Some of that work went to Brisbane as well., like pictures of vegetables carved into a machine gun sculpture. Very thought provoking
Elizabeth S 7 months ago
I’m curious about how artists will put the pandemic into perspective.

The flying biwa and pouncing lion evoke a lot of thoughts about 2020.
Kim Author 7 months ago
I often think that some of the best artwork comes out of adversity, and 2020 has definitely changed all of our lives. It'll be interesting to see what comes out of it for all the creatives out there, for sure.
Elena Lisina 7 months ago
Some modern art I don't understand (or like). :)
Kim Author 7 months ago
Modern art is actually one of my favorite genres! I like that a lot of it makes me think differently about what art can be!