This is no long just about a question of whether art imitates life or life imitates art. It is something more practical, as art, even though the subjects from which its creativity are based on may not be political, its presentation and presence still possess implications. Cue Japanese sensei of Superflat, Takashi Murakami, to stand under the spotlight of such controversy, especially with his most recent solo exhibition at the historied Chateau Versailles.
In view of the exhibition facing heated debates and discussions from both supporters and orthodox French royalists who oppose to Murakami’s work in the palace, Murakami had met up with fellow tastemaker, Hiroshi Fujiwara, of fragment design, to discuss the relationship between politics and art. Their conversation is featured in honeyee, written by Tetsuya Suzuki, editor-in-chief of Honeyee, with photography by Shoichi Kajino.Visit the feature here.