Mr.’s Melancholy Walk Around the Town

solo show

January 19 - March 9, 2019


76 rue de Turenne 75003 Paris France

artist info

2 185 people attended the opening.
14 735 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 36 days.
Daily average 409 visitors per day including opening, 359 per day excluding opening.

"Mr.’s city, the city of Tokyo, the otaku neighbourhoods of Akihabara and Ikebukuro, is for him such a site. An interminable cacophony of words and images. A seductive fantasy of desire and dread. A space of street scribblings and graffiti, of conspicuous consumption and exhaustion. This is a land of the acerbically saccharine and the bitterly sweet, a land of rupture and flow, exuberance and estrangement. This is a terrain in which the cute and the terrifying, the kawaii and kowai, are as interchangeable as they are indeterminate, in which remedy and poison are always already interlinked." — Rafael Schacter