Past Exhibitions

Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics

Sat, Mar 11, 2017 - Sun, May 28


Renowned artist and art collector, curator, and gallerist Murakami Takashi is a man of many faces. “Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics” showcased over 1,800 works by 28 artists, all collected by Murakami himself. From the chanoyu tea ceremony of Rikyu to the more recent mingei folk art movement of Yanagi Soetsu, and from the ceramics of swanky department store galleries to those of littleknown craft fairs, Murakami’s unique relationship with pottery was laid bare for the audience in a journey into the history of ceramics that uncovered the value of Japanese ceramics, and the current state of aesthetics. The exhibition was also an important one for Towada Art Center as a museum that strives to showcase contemporary art in a broader, more inclusive context that interprets contemporary crafts as significant examples of art.

*Main photo image: Mikiya Takimoto




Murakami Takashi’s Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics


Sat, Mar 11, 2017 - Sun, May 28


Towada Art Center


9:00-17:00 (Last admission 30 minutes before closing)


Mondays (except for National Holidays, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday)
*Open Monday, April 24, and Monday, May 1


Exhibition + Permanent Collection: 1,000 yen
Exhibition only: 600 yen
100 yen/ticket discount for groups of 20 or more
High school students and younger: Free

Organized by

Towada Art Center

In Cooperation with

Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Installation Aesthetics

Toshihiro Isomi / Transformer Inc.

Endorsed by

To-o Nippo Press, The Daily-Tohoku Shimbun Inc., Aomori Broadcasting Cooperation, Aomori Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Asahi Broadcasting Aomori Co., Ltd., & Towada City Board of Education


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