The Broad presents
The Un-Private Collection: Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer
Thursday, May 29, at 8:00 pm
Orpheum Theatre, 842 Broadway, downtown Los Angeles
General admission tickets: $12
In anticipation of The Broad opening in downtown Los Angeles in 2015, the museum is holding talks at venues around L.A. with cultural leaders and influential artists in the Broad collections.
On May 29, internationally acclaimed contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who is represented by 11 works in the Broad collection, will be in conversation with bestselling author and longtime resident of Japan Pico Iyer.
Murakami is known for his bold, graphic works that merge fine art, design and animation and continue to blur the lines between high art and pop culture.
His wide appeal and star power often mask his deeply intelligent take on Japanese culture and knowledge which emerges from extensive training in classical painting and his doctorate in Japanese art.
The author of numerous books on crossing cultures and a regular contributor to Time, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and many other publications, Iyer’s writings intersect with Murakami’s work in their focus on the common disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture.
The pair will discuss the complex social and historical narratives woven into Murakami’s work and how they reflect upon contemporary Japanese culture.