Manabu Ikeda Gallery The Pen –condensed space-

01.February.2017 | SPOT

The artist, Manabu Ikeda (1973~) draw magnificent pictures with only 1mm thin pens. He participated in the group gallery not only in Japan but also South Korea, Germany, Canada, United States and Russia. At the exhibition called “Bye Bye Kitty!” held in New York in 2011, the people in New York described his art works as like magic. Furthermore, on the same year, his art work was nominated as the “Best of 2011” that chose the art works which give great impact on people in the world. He is the artist who garners immense praise from all over the world.

This is his first large scale solo exhibition that shows the whole history of his of drawings.   There will be about a hundred and twenty art works that includes belongings of museums and collectors from all over the world.  The newest large scale art that he drew at Chazen museum of art in Wisconsin, the United States as the program for three years will also be at the museum in Saga prefecture which is the place he was born.  He is going to hold special talking event, meetings having another guest, cross-talk and other varieties of events during this exhibition.

I would like you to see the magnificent world of art which was made with a pen.



Event Schedule:Friday January 20th to Monday March 20th

Open 9:30AM to 6:00PM

*Friday January 27th, Friday February 17th and Friday March 10th are night museum, close at 8:00PM.

*Close on Monday. But open Monday March 20th.


Admissions:Adults and college students/ 1200yen at the ticket counter, 1000yen if you buy beforehand

*Free for under high school students, and person who has physical disability certificate.


Place:Saga Art Museum


Access:About fifteen minutes’ bus drive from JR Saga station (Saga station bus center) to the Saga airport or terminal 24, 25. Get off at the Museum bus stop. Or from terminal 6, and get off the Saga TV bus stop and walk about two minutes.


Call for inquiries:Ikeda Manabu Exhibition Executive Committee




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