MAM Project 029: Oscar Murillo

Mori Art Museum

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[Image: Oscar Murillo Installation view: Oscar Murillo: Social Altitude, Aspen Art Museum, CO, US, 2019-2020 Courtesy: Aspen Art Museum Photo: Tony Prikryl]

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*Mori Art Museum will reopen from June 1 (Tue.).

Oscar Murillo (born 1986 in La Paila, Colombia) is known for his dynamic and multidisciplinary artistic practice that incorporates painting, drawing, print-making, books, sculpture, video, installations, live events, and collaborative projects. All of the his diverse works can be seen to constitute a sustained and evolving investigation of notions of community, informed by cross-cultural personal ties, as well as the constant transnational movement that has become integral to Murillo’s practice.

This exhibition presents Frequencies (2013-), an international project initiated by Murillo and political scientist Clara Dublanc. The project reaches out to schools to affix raw canvases onto classroom desks over a period of several months, encouraging students from age 10 to 16 to cover them freely with their own drawings and marks. Students of this age group live through a profound physical and psychological transformation. As the name Frequencies suggests, these canvases capture the complexity of each student’s unbound forms of expression through conscious and unconscious mark making.

Since September 2020, Frequencies project has been ongoing in four schools in the Minato Ward in Tokyo. Along with Murillo’s series of paintings, MAM Project 029: Oscar Murillo, will present the outcome of this collaboration and a selection of canvases from other countries, including Colombia, India, China, the United States, Lebanon, and Kenya.

* It is encouraged to make advance booking for a designated date/time slot and purchase the admission ticket on the booking website.



from April 22, 2021 to September 26, 2021
Reservations advised.


Oscar Murillo


Weekdays: Adults ¥2000, University and High School Students ¥1300, Junior High School Students ¥600, 65 & Over ¥1700; Weekends & Holidays: Adults ¥2200, University and High School Students ¥1400, Junior High School Students ¥800, 65 & Over ¥1900

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 22:00
tuesdays closing at 17:00


Address: 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6150
Phone: 03-5777-8600

Direct 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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