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Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Shibuya

(3.2/5 based on 45 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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  • Range widely seen displays of a variety of genres, during a lecture. Equipped shop.
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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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  • An interesting Sono Sion solo exhibition re: his THE WHISPERING STAR. Until 7/31
  • Not much going on. Gallery is more accurate than museum.
  • 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.
  • bad reception!