Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Shibuya

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#98 of 268 in Museums in Tokyo
The in Shibuya, Tokyo stands together with the Mori Arts Center and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa as one of the major institutions in Japan and in Asia in the field of contemporary visual arts. It was designed by the architect Mario Botta in 1990.Large retrospective exhibitions of the artists Joseph Beuys, Larry Clark, Henry Darger, Jan Fabre, Federico Herrero, Mike Kelley, John Lurie, Barry McGee, Nam June Paik, Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger, have been held at the museum over the last few years.Together with the larger exhibitions, the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art organized lectures, learning workshops for children and small project room exhibitions - showing a balanced interest in both established and emerging artists.The museum is in Shibuya, Tokyo near Gaienmae Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
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  • May 17, 2017
    Planning exhibition purposes in many decades, revisited. As the past quarter-century, followed by Watari. An art book and art are equipped, including a toy.
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  • April 23, 2017
    This is an art museum owned by an individual, mainly characterized by an exhibition of contemporary art. When I visited, an exhibition of famous Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was held. There were...  more »
  • April 22, 2017
    The Museum of contemporary art located in Harajuku. The entrance fee is 1000 yen. At the time of the February visit to contact gonzo transformation were being showcased. One kind of performance artists directly to the exhibition was as awesome kuroyama
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  • May 16, 2017
    It takes you like 4 steps to see each floor, the only good thing is the book store that you can visit for free
  • March 16, 2017
    Small museum as a gallery. I like the atmosphere.
  • April 25, 2017
    Small gallery but a fantastic art book store
  • May 4, 2017
    Really good exhbs!
  • August 26, 2016
    Not much going on. Gallery is more accurate than museum.

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