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Shinsaibashi PARCO Opening Exhibition “MR. BRAINWASH EXHIBITION “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL”” will be held! (November 20-)




Contemporary artist MR. BRAINWASH (Mr. Brainwash = MB) will hold his first large-scale solo exhibition in Japan! Memorable opening exhibit at Shinsaibashi PARCO!

Negotiations began in May 2019 and took a year and a half to come to fruition. We have done a lot of work in inviting overseas artists, but never has it gone so smoothly.

PARCO Rui Shigeto’s quick decision, Patrick Guetta, the artist’s brother and super energetic, and Speedy Aimi Morikawa’s day-and-night communication team were wonderful. The fact that there were so few people involved may have made it possible for the event to be held so quickly.
And thanks to Aya Miyahara for introducing me to artists in 2014.

Everyone, we’re meeting in Osaka on November 20! (Jun Fukuda)


Exhibition Outline
Mr. Brainwash Exhibit Life is Beautiful.”

He has had large-scale solo exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs at Art Barcel, created album jackets for musicians such as Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Rick Ross, collaborated with former first lady Michelle Obama and soccer player Pele, and has been involved in the He continues to move freely across a variety of fields, including social contribution, and his activities transcend the boundaries of contemporary art.

The exhibition will feature approximately 80 two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, including new works, newly drawn works, and limited edition works with Japanese motifs. All of the exhibited works, as well as original goods and an exhibition catalogue featuring an interview with the artist, will also be available for purchase.

He was planning to come to Japan in the spring, but due to Corona, he may be able to come to Tokyo next spring for the Tokyo exhibition.

Dates: November 20 (Fri.) – December 6 (Sun.), 2020, 10:00 – 20:00 (open daily during the exhibition period)
Venue: Space 14
Address: Shinsaibashi PARCO 14F, 1-8-3 Shinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
Admission: General 1,000 yen, Students 700 yen, Free for elementary school students and younger
Artwork will be available for sale.

This exhibition will also be held at [PARCO MUSEUM TOKYO]on the 4th floor of Parco, Shibuya, Tokyo in the spring of 2021. More information will be released at a later date.


Organizer, Planning and Production: PARCO
Planning cooperation: Speedy, Inc.
Design: CEKAI
Venue configuration: DDAA


Street artist/filmmaker.
Real name Thierry Gwetta. Born in France and moved to LA in the 1980s, he began his career as a filmmaker in 2007.

He began his career as a street artist in earnest after the Banksy film “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” in which he appeared. There will be a special screening of the film.