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Eiko Ishioka "I Design"

Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art


Eiko Ishioka
Ten years after her death, Eiko Ishioka (1938-2012) is once again attracting attention in Japan and abroad. Ishioka (1938-2012) was a globally active designer whose work transcended genres of expression such as advertising, stage, and film, as well as national borders.

This exhibition features over 400 of Ishioka's works from the 1960s to the 1980s, when she was based in Tokyo, including posters, commercials, artwork, and sketches that caused a sensation. What is important for an artist is to cultivate "true self-power." In other words, to refine the "I". With this belief in mind, Ishioka continued her creative journey to create innovative visuals. Ishioka has continued her creative journey of creating innovative visuals while collaborating with top runners in diverse fields such as photography, film, and illustration.

This exhibition will explore the "I" at the core of Eiko Ishioka's creations. Experience the timeless vitality of design through the visuals that still radiate passion and Ishioka's own words. This is not a retrospective exhibition. Eiko Ishioka is here.

[Related Events]
1. Special Talk "About Eiko Ishioka's 'I'"
Date: September 9 (Sat) 14:00-15:00
Venue: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art Annex 3F Lecture Room
Speakers: Toruichi Kawajiri (editor, galactic writer), Hiroaki Nagai (art director)
Admission: Free
Capacity: 80 (first-come basis)

2. Gallery Talk by Curators
Date: September 23 (Sat., holiday), October 21 (Sat.), November 4 (Sat.), each day from 14:00 (about 30 minutes)
Venue: Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Honkan
Please check the official website for event details and how to apply.


Sep 9 (Sat) 2023-Nov 12 (Sun) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Until 20:00 on October 7.
Open on September 18 and October 9.
Closed on September 19 and October 10.
FeeAdults ¥1400, University and High School Students ¥900, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥700, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion free.
VenueKitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Location21-1 Nishisayagatanimachi, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka 804-0024
AccessFrom the South exit of Tobata Station on the JR Kagoshima Main line, take the Nishitetsu bus and get off at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art. From the Kokurajo exit of Kokura Station on the JR Kagoshima Main and Nippo Main line, take the Nishitetsu bus and get off at Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art.
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