Events / art

Art in Love with Design♡Design Jealous of Art

Apr 15 - Jun 18
This exhibition is a small journey to discover the boundaries and "overlapping spaces" between design and art, following the 100 or so diverse works from postwar Japan over time. People who have devoted their hearts and minds to creating works in the respective worlds of design and art, with their changing social conditions and lifestyles, and passions for thought and expression, have sometimes fallen in love with the other, sometimes been jealous of the other, and may have used this as food to create new works for the world to see.

Art and design are the two pillars of the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka, which celebrated its first anniversary. This is the first exhibition to introduce the two together in parallel. This exhibition will not invite visitors to follow a story prepared by the museum, but rather, it will be created from the visitors' viewpoints.


1. "Art in Love with Design ♡ Design Jealous of Art" Talk before the Opening of the Exhibition - Katsuhiko Hibino Talks About His Origins in the 80s.
Date: Friday, March 31, 19:00 - 20:30 (doors open 18:30)
Speaker: Katsuhiko Hibino
Venue: Osaka Nakanoshima Art Museum 1st Floor Hall
Capacity: 150 people
Admission: Free *First-come, first-served basis, no application required

2. Gallery Talk by Curators
Date: April 22 (Sat) and May 20 (Sat), 10:30-11:30 each day
Venue: 4th-floor exhibition room
Capacity: 30 people
Admission: Free (*Ticket for the day is required.)

Opening Hours


Adults ¥1600, University and High School Students ¥1000, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion Half Price


Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
4-3-1 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 530-0005


5 minute walk from exit 2 at Watanabebashi Station on the Keihan line, 10 minute walk from exit 4 at Higobashi Station on the Yotsubashi subway line, 10 minute walk from exit 2 at Shin-Fukushima Station on the JR Tozai line, 10 minute walk from exit 3 at Fukushima Station on the Hanshin line