MUCA Exhibition Icons of Urban Art - From Banksy to Kaws

Mori Arts Center Gallery
Until Jun 2


Banksy, Kaws, Shepard Fairey, Vhils, Invader et al.
Located on the site of a former substation in the heart of Munich, Germany, MUCA showcases works by some of the most renowned artists of the 20th and 21st centuries in the fields of urban art and contemporary art. Since its opening in 2016, MUCA has been a pioneer in collecting works in the field of urban art, amassing a collection of over 1,200 pieces.

This exhibition, starting with Oita and continuing to Kyoto in its tour, spotlights 10 artists who have pioneered the genre of urban art. The featured artists include the globally acclaimed Banksy, Kaws, who extends influence into the world of fashion through his works, and the legendary graffiti artist Barry McGee.

The exhibition introduces approximately 70 works, including pieces being shown for the first time in Japan. Urban art, as a form of contemporary visual art that has evolved in modern city spaces, involves creating art on public surfaces such as walls, buildings, roads, and bridges, sometimes conveying political and social messages. Anticipate a showcase of numerous works by these trailblazing figures who have become icons in the realm of urban art.


Now in session

Mar 15 (Fri) 2024-Jun 2 (Sun) 2024 10 days left

Opening Hours Information

Fee[Weekdays] Adults ¥2400, University and High School Students ¥1700, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥1000
[Weekends & Holidays] Adults ¥2600, University and High School Students ¥1900, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥1200
VenueMori Arts Center Gallery
Location52F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150
AccessDirect walk from exit 1c at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya line, 4 minute walk from exit 3 at Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo line; From JR Shibuya Station, take the Toei bus and get off at Roppongi Hills.
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