The Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo has organised an exhibition dedicated to the works of two comic artists, the Italian Luca Tieri and the Japanese Eguchi Hisashi.
The exhibition, titled “TOKYO ARTE POP”, organised in collaboration with Tokyo Shinbun and to be held in the Japanese capital from 1 September to 29 October 2023, explores aspects of pop culture and visual arts in Italy and Japan. Rather than on a specific artistic style, the exhibition focuses on sensibility, on the feeling of affinity and encounter between the two artists; the result is an urban, fresh and pop, slightly retro feeling. As part of the initiative, a special event will be held in the Institute’s Auditorium on 5 September: the two artists will talk about the exhibition with its curator, as well as creator, Kusumi Kiyoshi.
Luca Tieri is an Italian comic artist who, having developed a strong interest in Japanese culture, decided to move to Tokyo. Eguchi Hisashi has built his own pop style influenced by both European and American comics culture and Japanese manga culture. Although the two artists have different styles and subjects, they both have a strong sensibility towards popular culture also expressed through music and fashion.