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Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Shibuya

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • Sense and insight of the Watari-UM piled up over the years I feel strongly. Power packed into confined spaces do. It is best if not crowded time to win.
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  • The building is beautiful and it's worth it to him alone. There is no permanent collection, temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists are presented. Currently, we (re) discovers the retrospective of Nam June Paik, part one from 1956 to 1988. The second part of the retrospective starts on October 15 until 29 January, covering the period 1990 to 2006.
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  • Very interesting museum with a fantastic book store. There was a retrospective of Nam June Paik's work when I visited, which was very good and interesting. The museum is small, spaced out over three-f...  read more »
  • Small but good value and creative use of the space for a cool exhibit by French video artist JR
  • Do visit. They also have a nice design and book store.
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  • An original exhibition. Small capacity.
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  • Unusual theme not in major museums, the exhibition is an attraction. Exciting building goes beautifully every time. Unfortunately just narrow spaces; Will the impression can go, but if you purchase tickets the minute, once exhibited during the same times put the passport system has almost no to expensive.
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