MWX Exhibition and Event

Vince Dziekan, Monash University, Australia, Kate Hennessy, Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Canada

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
February 3 to May 6, 2018

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of international art icon Takashi Murakami.

From his early works to new, never-before-seen paintings and selected sculptures from different periods, the more than fifty works in this exhibition reflect Murakami’s exquisite level of craft, his insightful engagement with history and the consistent, universal themes that have guided his practice over the past three decades.

Look for Facebook Messenger Codes throughout the exhibition, Takashi Murakami, to discover more about the artworks on display.

Immersive VR experience: Respire
(Featured as part of the MWX18 VANCOUVER curated exhibition)

Respire is an Immersive Virtual Reality (VR), biosensing and Musical AI system that generates an affective sensory environment from breathing patterns. Created by artist/researchers Mirjana Prpa, Kıvanç Tatar and Philippe Pasquier, the piece draws upon mindfulness principles to refocus the user’s attention to their own breathing in order to create a reconnection with rich embodied experience that is often lost in our interaction with new and emerging technologies.