Modern Art of Floating World II

Horihiro Mitomo, Ukiyoemon Mitomoya, Horitatsu and Bang Ganji

Location: chi K11 art space
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From the Edo period to the new-fashioned present day, a form of timeless art has been rejuvenating itself ceaselessly... K11 puts up a fascinating matsuri (aka Japanese festival) for all curious souls: it is where the most aesthetic masterminds gather, where traditional Asian art finds its way to the modern society.

Ascending from ancient Japanese ukiyo-e prints, the exhibition showcases the delicate ingenuity of artisanal Edo art, as well as an in-depth reflection of today’s pop culture. Featuring four successors to the traditional ukiyo-e printmakers, the newfangled artworks fuse trendy street fashion, high-pressured work life, skateboard art, anime and more into time-honoured Japanese printmaking, delivering a revolutionary impact on the contemporary art scene.

Ready to celebrate art, creativity and playfulness? Join us and see the floating world in a new light.

K11 puts up a fascinating matsuri (aka Japanese festival) for all curious souls from the Edo period to the present day. Let us explore the journey where traditional Asian art finds its way to the modern society!

Ascending from ancient Japanese ukiyo-e prints, the exhibition showcases artisanal Edo art, as well as artists’ ideas on today’s pop culture. Featuring four successors to the traditional ukiyo-e printmakers, the new artworks combine trendy street fashion, high-pressured work life, skateboard art, anime and more into Japanese printmaking, carrying a revolutionary impact.

Horihiro Mitomo, Ukiyoemon Mitomoya, Horitatsu and Bang Ganji

Horihiro Mitomo, a famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist, integrates contemporary elements with traditional ukiyo-e.

Ukiyoemon Mitomoya, a post-80s contemporary ukiyo-e artist, has depicted workplace in his ukiyo-e artworks. His debut entitled “Salaryman” has created an upbeat buzz in the contemporary art field.

Horitatsu is famous for his incorporation of ukiyo-e and street art. He substitutes skateboard for canvas, depicting mythical characters on stylish skateboards for a different kind of crossover experience. His ingenious artworks have received breakout recognitions.

Bang Ganji is an enthusiast of Yokai (Japan monsters). He is named as a professor of Japanese Yokai as he knows every Japanese Yokai myth.

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Location: chi K11 art space