Keiichi Tanaami "Adventures in Memory"

The National Art Center, Tokyo
Starts 8/7


Keiichi Tanaami
The Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami has recently enjoyed a surge in positive critical reappraisal. He began his career as a designer while enrolled at Musashino Art University, and in 1975 he became the first art director of the monthly magazine Playboy (Japanese edition). Tanaami became a leading figure in Japan’s underground art scene primarily on the strength of his work in magazines and advertisements.

From the 1960s until today, he has prolifically produced paintings, collages, sculptures, animations, experimental video pieces, and installations, applying methodologies and techniques he developed in the design field. Defying confinement to specific genres or conventional rules, he has had a significant impact in an art-historical context.

This exhibition is the first major retrospective covering Tanaami’s creative journey of more than 60 years, including the debut of his latest works, highlighting his status as a role model for contemporary artists.


Aug 7 (Wed) 2024-Nov 11 (Mon) 2024 

Opening Hours Information

Closes at 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open on a public holiday Tuesday but closed on the following day.
FeeAdults ¥2000, University Students ¥1400, High School Students ¥1000, Junior High School Students and Under free.
VenueThe National Art Center, Tokyo
Location7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
AccessDirect walk from exit 6 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line, 4 minute walk from exit 7 at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.
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