Part of mural painting "Players" by Christian Hidaka from the Unhooked a Star Exhibition
"Players" by Christian Hidaka (cropped) ©

Christian Hidaka

Thursday 15 November 2018 - 17:00 to Sunday 17 March 2019 - 17:00


15.11.2018 – 17.03.2019

MNAC, Floor 4

Artist: Christian Hidaka

Curator: Ioana Mandeal

Mural assistants: Anthony Bodin, Bogdan Cazacincu

In collaboration with: Galerie Michel Rein, Paris/Brussels

"With a fascination for the history of pictorial space and the evolution of representational methods, British-Japanese artist Christian Hidaka produces enigmatic images. His complex mental landscapes are animated by an intimate associative logic through which disparate temporalities and spatial structures collide in the quest for new pictorial forms. In his recent work, his interest for perspective and figurative language were joined by a reflection on theater and the art of memory, which the artist develops both in the realm of picture planes and beyond the physical margins of the pictorial frame. As a result of an in-depth process of elaboration, this project bears the mark of the artist’s personal memory and offers - alongside his own imaginary constructions - an incursion into the history of art and ideas spanning from the Italian Renaissance and British cultural space to Picasso’s legacy and the contemporary aesthetic of virtual spaces in digital culture.

Unhooked a Star is the first part of a two-chapter project revolving around the points of confluence in the distinctive practices of two artists and close friends: Christian Hidaka and Raphaël Zarka." (Ioana Mandeal)

Christian Hidaka's exhibition is part of the new exhibition season of the National Museum of Contemporary Art.