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Hiroshi Sugimoto, 'Trylon, New York,' 1976
Programs Calendar
May
22
Thursday
Film: Jellyfish Eyes [Mememe no kurage], 2013
 
 
8 pm
Ring Auditorium
Still from Jellyfish Eyes [Mememe no kurage], 2013

Takashi Murakami introduces and discusses his first feature, which blends his celebrated mash-up of cute, bright, and trippy animated imagery with live action. Developed as a fable spun around childhood fears—monsters, ostracism, bullying—this metaphorical phantasmagoria also references the Fukushima catastrophe. A sequel is already in the works! In Japanese with English subtitles; discussion includes simultaneous translation.

 

Presented in conjunction with Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, whose galleries remain open 5:30–7:50 pm.

 

All screenings are in the Ring Auditorium.

 

Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Films may contain adult content. Visitors requesting accessibility services, such as a sign-language interpreter, should contact Kristy Esparza at 202.633.2796 or marucak@si.edu. Please try to give two weeks’ notice. 

 

Members at the Inner Circle ($500) level and above may reserve two seats per public program at the Museum.  To check on the status of your membership or to RSVP, please email hirshhornevents@si.edu or call 202.633.2836.