RANPO WANTED -名画に隠された謎- メインビジュアル

A new series of Yassan’s GPS Art will be exhibited in the exhibition “RANPO WANTED – Mystery hidden in a masterpiece -” in the Ikebukuro Art Galleries (Ikebukuro Montparnasse Circulation Museum), an art exhibition held in the public space around Ikebukuro Station.

The theme of the event is “Edogawa Rampo,” and it is an interactive event that combines art appreciation and exploration. Artists will present works that pay homage to famous paintings from around the world. Visitors can enjoy a guessing game while appreciating the art, as they search for artworks scattered around the West Exit (Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space) and East Exit (WACCA Ikebukuro) of Ikebukuro.

Yassan has created a new series of GPS art, “Toshuesai Sharaku Run”, for this exhibition. With the cooperation of 15 citizen runners, drew a large portrait of 174.933 km of lines, 10 km east to west and 13 km north to south, on the former Edo (old name of Tokyo) where Toshusai Sharaku was active as canvas.
The interactive style of the exhibition is not only to appreciate the artworks, but also to solve the riddles hidden in the artworks. We hope you will visit and enjoy the exhibition.

Sharaku - Yassan

RANPO WANTED -Mysteries Hidden in Masterpieces-

An art exhibition organized by the artist collective “C-DEPOT”. This is a mystery-solving event that combines art appreciation and exploration, with “Edogawa Rampo” as its theme.

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space / WACCA Ikebukuro
Dates: May 14 (Sat) – 25 (Wed), 2022
Admission Free
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Ikebukuro Montparnasse Circulation Museum

The art festival will be held at the main venue in the area around Ikebukuro Station.
From the early Showa period to the postwar period, many artists related to the fine arts moved to the area around the west of Ikebukuro Station. This community was known as the Ikebukuro Art School or Ikebukuro Montparnasse.
Inheriting the spirit of Ikebukuro Montparnasse to the present day, the museum holds community-wide exhibitions every year under the concept of “Everywhere in the city is an art museum.

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