Tokyo Ticket

MUCA ICONS of Urban Art~From Banksy to KAWS~

[TOKYO]Mori Arts Center Gallery

2024.March 15 (Fri) -
2024.June 2 (Sun)

ACCESS & OVERVIEW

[KYOTO]Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Higashiyama Cube

2023.October 20 (Fri) -
2024.January 8 (Mon, public holiday)

Ended

[OITA]Oita art museum

2023.July 22 (Sat) -
2023.October 9 (Mon, public holiday)

Ended

INTRODUCTION

Over 60 valuable artworks
from renowned artists including
Banksy and KAWS are arriving
in Japan for the first time!
Over 60 valuable artworks
from renowned artists including
Banksy and KAWS are arriving
in Japan for the first time!

The collection of MUCA, one of the largest museums of urban art in Europe, is coming to Japan!
A large sculptural piece by Banksy and key works by globally known artist KAWS are making its first appearance in Japan.
Furthermore, the exhibition will include career defining works by internationally renowned artists: Invader, JR, Vhils, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Swoon, Os Gemeos, and Richard Hambleton.

NEWS

2024.1.27
Tokyo Exhibition FAQ has been updated.
2024.1.23
Tokyo exhibition ambassadors decided, play guide information updated.
2023.10.26
Kyoto Exhibition Merchandise information has been updated.
2023.10.19
Kyoto Exhibition audio guide information has been updated.
2023.10.17
Tokyo Exhibition Event Details has been updated.
Kyoto Exhibition FAQ has been updated.
2023.9.7
Kyoto Exhibition ticket information has been updated.
2023.8.8
Kyoto Exhibition ACCESS & OVERVIEW has been updated.
2023.7.12
Oita Exhibition FAQ has been updated.
2023.5.26
Oita Exhibition
Ticket Information and Exhibition Highlights are now uploaded.
2023.4.28
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ACCESS & OVERVIEW

Title

TV Asahi 65th Anniversary Celebration Event
MUCA ICONS of Urban Art~From Banksy to KAWS~

Access

Mori Arts Center Gallery
52F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Website

Hours

Sun - Thu: 10:00 - 19:00 (last admission 18:30),
Fri, Sat, national holidays, days before holidays, GW (Apr. 27-May 6): 10:00 - 20:00 (last admission 19:30)

Organized by

ICONS of Urban Art Tokyo Production Committee

Transportation support

Lufthansa Cargo AG

Nominal support

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan

  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan

General Inquiries

050-5541-8600 (9:00 am - 8:00 pm Hello Dial)

Access

Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art Higashiyama Cube
124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Website

Hours

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. [Entrance until 5:30 p.m.]

Closed day

Mondays(If it is a national holiday, the museum will be open.),
Year-end and New Year holidays(December 28, 2023, to January 2, 2024)

Organized by

ICONS of Urban Art Production Committee
Kyoto City

Access

Oita art museum
865 Ueno, Oita City, Oita Prefecture, Japan

Website

Hours

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. [Entrance until 5:30 p.m.]

Closed day

September 11 [Mon], 19 [Tue], 20 [Wed],25 [Mon]

Organized by

ICONS of Urban Art Oita Production Committee
Oita City Art Museum
OAB Oita Asahi Broadcasting

  • 市美25周年記念ロゴ
  • OAB30周年記念ロゴ

Planning and production

Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art(MUCA)
Christian Utz (Curator)

  • MUCA

EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Banksy

    Bullet Hole Bust

    "Bullet Hole Bust" is an example of Banksy's sculptural artwork. The piece hails from Banksy's seminal exhibition "Barely Legal" in 2006, that catapulted the artist even further into the international consciousness. A subversive reworking of the age-old practice of sculptural busts, Banksy takes aim at the classical cannon with the addition of a bullet hole in the centre of the subject's forehead."

  • KAWS

    4ft Companion
    (Dissected Brown)

    KAWS’s career started subverting bus shelter adverts displayed around NYC, adding his own characters to the slick promotional posters. Rather than removing the advert, KAWS choses to associate his characters with the brands being advertised. The irony being that now, the characters he created are considered more fondly than the brands that he defaced.

  • Shepard Fairey

    MLK JR

    Fairey is one of the most productive contemporary street artists and graphic designers from America. This artwork by MLK JR was created in 2005. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - quoting Martin Luther King, Jr, this artwork respects Dr. King's dignified, non-violent fight for justice and equality.

  • VHILS

    Dispersal Series #14

    One of Vhils' representative works set in an urban space, it makes full use of the "scratch" technique, in which explosives and other materials are used on the surface of the wall to create the work by scraping away the surface layer. The theme of the work is the social changes that occur as a result of people's mobility and urbanization.

OTHER FEATURING ARTISTS

Barry McGee / Invader / JR / Os Gemeos / Richard Hambleton / Swoon

TICKETS

Advance Ticket
(tax included)

January 27, 2024(Sat) 10:00 On sale

weekdays
(date/time-specified tickets)
Saturday, Sunday,
Holidays *Including May 6th
(date/time-specific tickets)
general ¥2,200 ¥2,400
High School student,
University student
¥1,500 ¥1,700
Elementary school student,
Junior High school student
¥800 ¥1,000
  • Free for preschool children
Sales period

January 27, 2024(Sat) 10:00 - March 14, 2024(Thu) 23:59

Same-day Ticket
(tax included)

March 15, 2024(Fri) 0:00 On sale

weekdays
(date/time-specified tickets)
Saturday, Sunday,
Holidays *Including May 6th
(date/time-specific tickets)
general ¥2,400 ¥2,600
High School student,
University student
¥1,700 ¥1,900
Elementary school student,
Junior High school student
¥1,000 ¥1,200
  • Free for preschool children
  • Upon presentation of a disability certificate (physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, health welfare certificate for the mentally disabled, love certificate, or health certificate for atomic bomb survivors), up to one person with the certificate receives a half price discount and up to one caregiver receives free admission.
    Purchasing a timed ticket is not required for those who have the certificate. Please visit the museum directly and present your disability passport at the "Museum & Observation Deck Ticket/Information" (3rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower).
Sales period

March 15, 2024(Fri) 0:00 - June 2, 2024(Sun) 18:30

Playguide

Admission fee[tax included]

advance group rate; groups consist of 20 or more people
[weekday]General 1,900 yen 1,700 yen
[Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays]General 2,100 yen 1,900 yen
High School and College Students 1,400 yen 1,200 yen
Elementary and Junior High School Students 800 yen 600 yen
  • Preschool children enter for free.
  • Please check the official website of Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art for group admission information.
  • Persons presenting disability certificates or similar documents are eligible for free admission, along with one caregiver.[Proof of eligibility required.]

Playguide

Admission fee[tax included]

Advance Ticket Door Ticket
General 1,600 yen 1,800 yen
High School and College Students 1,300 yen 1,500 yen
Junior high school students and other youths age 0–15 ree ree
  • Group tickets (20 or more people) are available at the same price as advance tickets.
  • Parents (high school students and above) are accompanied by parents (high school students and above), and up to 4 parents per guardian.
  • You can also see the collection exhibition (permanent exhibition) at the above viewing fee.
  • The certificate of the physically handicapped, the nursing certificate, the health and welfare certificate for the mentally handicapped and one of the caregiver are free.
  • "Oita City Art Museum Annual Passport" is available once.

Playguide

TOKYO SHOW AMBASSADOR

Official ambassador for the MUCA Tokyo show

Koshi Mizukami

Comments from Koshi Mizukami, official ambassador of MUCA exhibition

This is Koshi Mizukami, and I have been appointed as an official ambassador for MUCA exhibition, Tokyo show.
My creative activities are self-studied, but because of this, I believe that I have words and opinions that I can convey from my own unique perspective.
As well as my own creative activities, MUCA exhibition has inspired me to do my best to express myself in a richer way as an actor, which is my main work.
I hope that everyone who visits this exhibition will also be touched by art and be inspired in their own ways.

Koshi Mizukami Profile

Koshi Mizukami was born in 1999 in Fukuoka Prefecture. He made his acting debut in the drama Chugakusei Nikki (Meet Me After School). In 2020, he made his screen debut in Yayoi, 3 Gatsu: Kimi wo Aishita 30 Nen (I Have Loved You for 30 Years, Yayoi) and received the 33rd Nikkan Sports Film Awards' for Yujiro Ishihara Newcomer Award and the 44th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Newcomer of the Year Award for his performances in Nozomi (Wish) and Dokuta Desu no Isan: Black File (The Legacy Of Dr. Death: Black File) also released in the same year. In 2021, he also appeared in the NHK historical drama Seiten wo Tsuke (Blue Sky), in which his impassioned performance garnered much attention. Recent major film credits include Soshite, Baton wa Watasareta (The Passed Baton) (2021), Shikei ni Itaru Yamai (Lesson in Murder) (2022), OUT and Ano Hana ga Saku Oka de, Kimi to Mata Deaetara (I Wish I Could Meet You Again on the Hill Where That Flower Blooms) (2023), the NHK Asadora Boogie Woogie, and TV Asahi Drama Premium Ogon no Toki (Golden Time).
His painting, which he began while working as an actor, has gone beyond the realm of a hobby,he held his first solo exhibition "Koji Mizukami: Inside the Head" in December 2022.

AUDIO GUIDE

Coming soon...

The Japanese audio guide will be narrated by voice actor Subaru Kimura.

音声ガイドについてのご案内

Art Sticker App(iOS/Android)※Japanese and English

Sale price:
480 yen[tax included]
Distribution period:
October 20, 2023 - January 8, 2024
  • The audio guide is not available on the Art Sticker website. If you want to use the audio guide, please access it from the iOS/Android app.
  • This audio guide is a content that you can listen to as many times as you like during the exhibition period.
  • Please note that after January 9, 2024, you will not be able to listen to it automatically.
  • We recommend that you download it in advance before visiting.
  • If you use it inside the venue, please use headphones or earphones.

Comment from Subaru Kimura, the narrator of the Japanese audio guide

As a fan of street art, I am very excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Numerous well-known artworks are finally landing in Japan!? And we can see them live!? I can't wait for it to start. The works on display this time are experiential art pieces that strongly embody antitheses or messages against society, capturing and holding the hearts of those who see them. I hope that all visitors will enjoy the works from various angles through this audio guide.

Subaru Kimura Profile

At the age of 14, he was selected for the role of Takeshi Goda (Gian) in "Doraemon", and since then, he has been active not only as a voice actor, but also as an actor and narrator. In recent years, he has played the role of Moritsuna Watanabe in the historical drama "What Will You Do, Ieyasu?", and is also actively involved in TV variety shows, serving as the main MC for "Oha Suta" and a regular on Thursdays for "Hirunandesu".

MERCHANDISE

Coming soon...

  • MUCA Exhibition Official Catalog

    Price:2,000 yen[tax included]
    Size:H210×W210mm

    • When reprinting, there may be changes to parts of the content, such as photos and text.
  • MUCA Exhibition Original T-shirt

    Price:3,850 yen[tax included]
    Size:S,M,L,XL
    Color:White,Black

  • MUCA Exhibition Original Tote bag

    Price:2,750 yen[tax included]
    Size:W40cm×H43cm No Depth
    The handle:Length Approximately 63cm
    Color:Black

  • There will be no online sales during the exhibition period.
  • There may be additions to our product lineup in the future.Please check our website for the latest information.
  • Merchandise can only be purchased by those who have tickets.

FAQ

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About 1 hour.

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More than 60 pieces.

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With the exception of some artworks, videos and photographs are allowed to take.
Please refrain from bringing tripods, selfie sticks and other photographic aids. Flash is not allowed.
In order to ensure a pleasant viewing experience for all visitors, please refrain from disturbing other visitors by occupying the artworks for long periods of time or spreading out large equipment.

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The videos and photos can only be used for non-commercial purposes, such as personal social media posts.
Please be careful not to include third parties in the photos.

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There is no age restriction.
Some artworks may contain extreme expressions. We recommend that children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Large luggages and coats cannot be brought into the exhibition area. Please use the coin lockers at the venue.

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Wheelchairs and baby strollers are allowed inside the exhibtion.

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Advance ticket holders need to exchange their tickets to admission tickets at the ticket counter.
Please note that there may be a waiting time before exchanging tickets and entering the venue depending on how crowded the exhibtion is.

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We cannot make any promises, as it depends on the situation on the day, but weekdays are relatively less crowded.

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If you forget your ticket, you will not be admitted inside the exhibition.
Please be sure to bring your ticket with you when you visit the exhibition.

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Cancellation or change of tickets after purchase cannot be accepted under any circumstances.
Please check the ticket type carefully before purchasing.

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No, there are no group or senior citizen discounts.

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*Pre-school children are free. Purchasing a timed ticket is not required for pre- school children.
*Upon presentation of a disability certificate (physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, health welfare certificate for the mentally disabled, love certificate, or health certificate for atomic bomb survivors), up to one person with the certificate receives a half price discount and up to one caregiver receives free admission. Purchasing a timed ticket is not required for those who have the certificate. Please visit the museum directly and present your disability passport at the "Museum & Observation Deck Ticket/Information" (3rd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower).

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The tickets are for a specific date and time. Please confirm the date and time before purchasing.

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Please enter the venue within the time you have purchased.
If you are running late due to unavoidable circumstances, please consult the staff on arrival.
We will confirm whether admission is possible based on ticket sales and congestion at that time of day.
*There is no priority entry, etc.

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Same-day tickets can be purchased at the ticket agency (EPLUS) and at the ticket counter on the 3rd floor of the Mori Tower.

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Please note that refunds are not available.

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Please contact the place of purchase.

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Please contact the place of purchase.

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It takes about one hour.

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There are more than 60 pieces.

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It is possible to take videos and photos of all the artworks.
Please refrain from bringing tripods or selfie sticks.
Flash photography is not allowed.
Please refrain from actions that may inconvenience other visitors, such as occupying a spot for a long time or spreading out large equipment.

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The photos and videos taken can only be used for non-commercial purposes, such as personal posts on social media.
Please be careful not to include other people in your shots.

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There is no age restriction.
Some works may contain explicit content, so we recommend the accompaniment of a guardian.

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Large luggage and coats cannot be brought into the venue.
Please use the coin lockers at the venue.
Luggage that does not fit in the lockers will be kept at the cloakroom.

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Yes, it's possible.

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If you have an admission ticket, you can enter smoothly.
If you wish to purchase a same-day ticket at the venue, you may have to line up.

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On weekdays, you can generally view at your leisure.

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If you forget your ticket, you will not be allowed to enter.

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We cannot accept cancellations or changes to tickets after purchase under any circumstances.

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Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, with a discount of 200 yen per person. (Reservation is required)
There is no discount available for senior citizens.

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The individual who presents the certificate and one caregiver are admitted for free.

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We do not sell tickets for a specific date and time.

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We do not sell tickets for a specific date and time.

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Same-day tickets can be purchased through the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art official online ticket site or at the museum ticket counter.

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I'm afraid we are unable to process refunds.

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Please contact the point of purchase.

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Please contact the point of purchase.

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Admission will go smoothly if you have an admission ticket.If you purchase tickets on the day of the event, you may be asked to wait in line, depending on the time of day.

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Photographs may be taken of all works. Please do not bring tripods or selfie sticks. No flash photography is allowed. In order to ensure a pleasant viewing experience for all visitors, please refrain from disturbing other visitors by occupying the exhibition space for long periods of time or spreading out large equipment parts.

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Admission is open to visitors of all ages. Some of the works may contain graphic expressions, so we recommend that you be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Large luggages and coats are not allowed inside the exhibition area. Please use the lockers at the venue.

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Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed.

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If you forget your ticket, admission will not be granted. Please make sure to bring your ticket.

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Cancellation or change of tickets after purchase will not be accepted under any circumstances.(Please check the type of ticket carefully before purchasing.)

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No date/time specific tickets will be sold. Please purchase an admission ticket.

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Group tickets (20 or more people) are available at the same price as advance tickets.
There is no discount for senior citizens.

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Free admission for those with a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or health welfare certificate for the mentally disabled and one caregiver.

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About 1 hour.

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More than 60 works.

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We cannot make any promises, as it depends on the situation on the day of the exhibition, but weekdays are relatively comfortable for visitors.

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Photos and videos taken may only be used for non-commercial purposes, such as personal SNS posts. Please be careful not to include third parties in your photos or videos. If you comply with the above, there will be no problem

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There is no date and time specification.

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Tickets are also available at the museum and at various play guides.

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Please note that refunds will not be made. Surplus tickets are transferable as long as they are not for sale, so please give them to your family or friends.

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Please contact the place of purchase.

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Please contact the place of purchase.

ABOUT MUCA

Founded in 2016 by Christian and Stephanie Utz, the Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art(MUCA) is Germany's first museum dedicated to urban and contemporary art. Housed in a disused electrical substation, MUCA is a stone's throw from Marienplatz, in the centre of Munich.
MUCA’s mission is to integrate urban art into the contemporary art discourse and to exhibit the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st century. Since its inception, MUCA has become a leading authority in collection building, with a focus on housing significant works by artists renowned for using the urban landscape as part of their practice.
The MUCA collection now holds over 1,200 art works and is well acknowledged as one of the most important collections of urban and contemporary art in Europe. It has progressively expanded over 25 years to include works from Pop Art to New Realism, covering themes including art in the urban environment, figurative painting, and socio-political issues.

ABOUT URBAN ART

Urban art refers to art that is created in urban spaces, specifically on public surfaces such as walls, buildings, roads, and bridges. Various types of urban art exist, including graffiti art, street art, poster art, stencil art, and mosaic art, among others. These forms of art can change the landscape of a city and often provoke emotions in people. The definition of urban art is not clear-cut, as it encompasses diverse forms of expression, but it shares the commonality of being art in an urban setting. Urban art can also convey political or social messages at times.