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Virgil Abloh Is Having A Solo Exhibition

Virgil Abloh will be showcasing his art work in a solo exhibition titled "PAY PER VIEW".

From revealing a collaborative exhibit with Takashi Murakami titled “Future History” at Gagosian London, to showcasing his F/W 18 line at Paris Fashion Week, the Off-White™ designer surprises us once again with news of an upcoming solo exhibition.

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Abloh is set to have his very first solo exhibition at the world renowned Kaikai Kiki gallery space in Tokyo. The gallery took to Instagram last week to reveal the show titled “PAY PER VIEW”. The exhibition will also “revolve around the question of how consumerism, advertising, and the media influence the way we see the world.”

The gallery website states that the exhibition will illustrate “the significance of how advertising formulates and shapes our consciousness.” The works that will be showcased range from film shown on LED screens, objects such as a run with quoted text, to hand painted canvas.

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In a note by Takashi Murakami written about the multi-talented artist, he expresses his admiration and excitement for Virgil’s projects as well as his recent foray into art. Murakami writes, “It’s hard to grasp at a first glance. But Virgil’s work has gradually been changing rules of various games; I can’t suppress my excitement that the moment of change in the art world is about to begin with his involvement.”

Alongside the launch of the exhibition, there will be a live talk by Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami on March 17 at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery.

“PAY PER VIEW” by Virgil Abloh will run from March 16 to April 1. (We’re not April-fooling you.)

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