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ExhibitionIkeda Manabu and Tenmyouya Hisashi

Dec 13, 2013–Feb 16, 2014

This exhibition features the art of two contemporary Japanese artists and introduces a new work by each into the museum’s permanent collection. Ikeda Manabu has awed audiences with his pen and ink drawings that interweave elements of civilization and nature into fantastic narratives. His drawings are densely and fantastically detailed, an accumulation of micro worlds within each work.

Tenmyouya Hisashi’s work, which he calls Neo Nihonga (Neo Japanese Painting), merges techniques and themes from traditional Japanese art and modern Japanese life, including street art and hip hop.