April 2009 Events: Update #2

I told you I was going to be updating the events quite often… This time we are not talking music, but visual art: on the occasion of the “Celebration of 110 Years of Greek-Japanese Friendship”, the G. Gounaropoulos Museum and the Japanese Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with Japan Foundation and the Greek-Japanese Chamber of Commerce, have organized an art exhibition, themed around modern Japanese painting in the 1990s, as well as Japanese artists who work in Greece. The exhibits will count among their numbers works of Takashi Murakami, one of the most popular and groundbreaking young Japanese artists, who postulates that otaku are a driving force for the creation of new cultural phenomena.

A life-size anime sculpture by Takashi Murakami.

A life-size anime sculpture by Takashi Murakami.

The exhibition has been open since the 1st of April and will last until the end of the month, at 6, Gounaropoulou St. and Frygias, Ilisia. For more information (visiting hours, contact numbers etc.) in English, go here, or click here for information in Greek.There’s more to come but have a little patience: good things to those who wait and all that.

Good Morning,



6 Responses to “April 2009 Events: Update #2”

  1. Jannik Eikenaar Says:


    I’m writing regarding the possibility of using a photo from your website for an academic presentation. I am a PhD student at The University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and would like to include your photo of Murakami Takashi’s exhibit as part of a paper I’m presenting at the Japan Studies Association Conference.

    Please let me know whether I may use the photo and, if so, what information should be provided for credit.

    best regards,

    Jannik Eikenaar

  2. speedxgrapher Says:

    It is very interesting that you are doing your PhD on such a subject and I am cheering for you. However, this picture is sadly not mine. I found it on the net, while googling Murakami. I could not find any credits for it, so I have not posted them here. Let me know, if I can be of any other assistance, since I have a very large collection of photographic material, taken both in Japan as well as in events that take place in Greece, around this particular culture.




  4. BY Any chance can u get a pick of u like that

  5. boa manolo!

  6. manga…

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