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With Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki, the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain presents, from June 27 to October 27, 2002, an artist and creator of manifesto-like exhibitions : Takashi Murakami. Even if his work refers to the traditional Edo era, Murakami is a key representative of Japanese culture today and of a generation whose imaginary world is steeped in manga culture. Held to be one of the leading figurers of Japanese Neopop, he fully espouses the heritage of Warhol and American Pop Art while at the same time working to find ways for Japanese art to assert autonomy in regards to Western models. For his first solo show in a European institution, he has chosen to present a selection of new works, most of which will have been made specifically for the show. Monumental sculptures, paintings and wallpapers as well as a balloon will give visitors a broad introduction to his imaginary world. Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki is an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Serpentine Gallery, in London, where it will be shown from November, 2002 to January, 2003. Pressetext

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Takashi Murakami - Kaikai Kiki