IKEDA Manabu: The Pen ーCondensed Universeー

2017.4.8(Sat.) - 2017.7.9(Sun.)



2017.4.8(Sat.) - 2017.7.9(Sun.)
10:00 - 18:00 (until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)


Galleries / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Mondays (Open on May 1)


Adult: ¥1,000 (¥800)
University: ¥800 (¥600)
Elem/ JH/ HS: ¥400 (¥300)
65 and over: ¥800
*( ) indicate advance ticket and group rates (20 or more).

For More Information:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Phone: +81-76-220-2800
Facsimile: +81-76-220-2802
E-Mail: info@kanazawa21.jp

Ticket Sales:

◯ Ticket PIA (Tel +81-(0)570-02-9999
  [Exhibition ticket P code] 768-231
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  [Exhibition ticket L code] 57671
Tickets on sales: From Sunday February 27 to Sunday July 9

Artist IKEDA Manabu (1973–) depicts a monumental world using a super-fine pen point. Working slowly—he can complete only a fist-sized area in a single day— Ikeda manifests a surreal alien world, employing minute delineation and a flair for grand composition. His massive pictures have won him acclaim around the globe. This will be the first large-scale exhibition presenting the entire scope of Ikeda’s production. His Rebirth, a new work he spent three years creating during an artist residency at Chazen Museum of Art in Wisconsin USA, is a must see.

Related Projects

Artist Talk: IKEDA Manabu “The Road to the Birth of Rebirth”

Date/time: Saturday April 8, 2017 14:00-15:30 (Venue opens 13:45)
Appearing: Ikeda Manabu (exhibiting artist), Uchiro Hiroyuki (exhibition curator)
Venue: Lecture Hall, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Admission: Free
Capacity: 80 people
Application: Website form applications taken from 10:00 Friday March 17 (first come first serve)
*Changes in planning are apt to occur.


  • Photo: Clayton Adams © IKEDA Manabu

    IKEDA Manabu

    · 1973 Born in Taku city, Saga, Japan
    · 1998 Graduated from department of design, Tokyo University of the Arts
    · 2000 Completed the course of MA, Tokyo University of the Arts
    · 2010 Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, Emerging Artist Overseas Study Grant recipient (Vancouver, Canada)
    · 2013- Lives and Works in Madison, WI, USA

Related publication

  • IKEDA Manabu The Pen

    Author: Ikeda Manabu
    Editing & publication: Seigensha Art Publishing, Inc.
    Design: Hayashi Takuma (Hayashi Takuma Design Office)
    Specification: B4 variant / soft cover / 168 pages
    Size: A4 variant, soft cover, 272 pages
    Price: ¥3,700 (without tax)
    Release: January 27, 2017



Organized by:

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Kanazawa Art Promotion and Development Foundation)

Planning cooperation:
Mizuma Art Gallery

In Cooperation with
Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd.

Supportaed by
Hokuriku Asahi Broadcasting Corporation