The Jelly Civilization Chronicle

solo show

March 16, 2017 - May 13, 2017



artist info

1 004 people attended the opening.
12 466 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 43 days.
Daily average 290 visitors per day including opening, 273 per day excluding opening.

The Galerie Perrotin is pleased to present Aya Takano’s personal exhibition, “The Jelly Civilization Chronicle”, from 16 March to 13 May 2017. The artist will exhibit a selection of 23 paintings and several drawings on celluloid, all preparatory studies for a 186-page manga, unveiled here in its entirety. A painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer and manga artist, Aya Takano belongs to Kaikai Kiki, the artistic production studio created in 2001 by Takashi Murakami. Inspired by all art forms, from erotic stamps of the Edo Period to impressionism, from Osamu Tezuka to Gustav Klimt, the artist has built a universe all her own. A universe made of infinite worlds, all means of escaping reality, gravity and its restraints, to attain a certain form of transcendence imagined from the youngest age: “When I was a kid, I daydreamed and stayed in my fantasy land by reading books and mangas all the time. I hated most designs of devices and buildings and I still do. I aspired to freedom of spirit and I was very different from others. I still want to be like that, but I’m not able to…”