August 4, 2016 – August 7, 2016


Photo by Ian C Bates
Courtsey of Juxtapoz

Takashi Murakami in collaboration with LA-based Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine is hosting a special pop-up group exhibition organized to coincide with the second edition of the Seattle Art Fair.

“Juxtapoz x Superflat” which will be on view from August 4 to 7 features work by over 20 artists including the ones picked up by the artist himself.

Murakami comments on his revisit of the concept after 16 years since his original Superflat exhibition that toured museums in the US including LA MOCA:

At the time, I concentrated on Superflat as a phenomenon which had spread in Japan but since then, we have seen it take root all over the world and I felt it was time for a sequel.

His roster for the show is literally Superflat – spanning from Urs Fischer and Friedrick Kunath who operate at the heart of the international art scene to He Xiang, a local rising star from China, or Maurizio Cattelan, the creator of TOILETPAPER Magazine whose content is being shown side by side with works by Mark Ryden and David Shrigley, as well as flower arranger Yuji Ueno and three ceramic artists who represent a generation of Japanese trad-innovators.

The co-curator is the magazine’s chief editor Evan Pricco who “shares similar sensibilities” with Murakami according to the artist. His choices are no less provocative and wide-ranged that spans from Todd James the graffiti legend and Robert Williams, a great painter and the founder of Juxtapoz, to young emerging artists including Austin Lee who fluently draws on contemporary technologies like iPad or 3D printers.

You do not want to miss this very special 4-day venture that makes an eccentric contrast with the coinciding fair.

Dates:August 4, 2016 – August 7, 2016
Participating Artists:
Chiho Aoshima, Kazunori Hamana, James Jean, JungGi Kim, Friedrich Kunath, Takashi Murakami, Kazumi Nakamura, Otani Workshop, Katsuya Terada,Yuji Ueda, Yuji Ueno, Zoer & Velvet

Urs Fischer, JH Kagaku, Mark Ryden, David Shrigley, A Seleciton from Toilet Paper Magazine, He Xiang Yu

Trenton Doyle Hancock, Todd James, Austin Lee, Rebecca Morgan, Elisabeth Higgins O’connor, Paco Pomet,Parra, Christian Rex van Minnen, Erin M. Riley, Devin Troy Strother, Sage Vaughn, Ben Venom