MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI is a collection of essays by Hong Kong art space, Tai Kwun Contemporary.

One of the most influential artists in the world, Takashi Murakami has the ability to amaze as well as to confound, with a particular but subtle critique of contemporary culture. He also has an uncanny knack for reaching out far beyond the realm of contemporary art to a broader mainstream audience.

MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI features divergent extremes of the artist’s oeuvre—from his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces, and then to his contemplative Enso paintings, offering Buddhist visions of enlightenment. The book also features a showcase of some of the artist’s most iconic and outlandish costume designs, which visitors will experience alongside other important video works, samples from his private art collection, as well as the artist’s spectacular wall and floor art—which serves up a forceful yet complex visual impact.

Included with this book is a second, smaller publication titled "MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI: Addendum".


Published by Tai Kwun Contemporary

Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 245x175mm
Edition: First
Publication Date: 2019