Thu May 01 2014 7:00 pm thru Thu May 01 2014 8:30 pm

31 Days of Asia

Jellyfish Eyes Film Screening at the DMA

at Dallas Museum of Art: Horchow Auditorium
Thu May 01 2014 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Dallas Museum of Art: Horchow Auditorium
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Still from film Jellyfish Eyes, 2013, Photo by Taka Koike, Copyright 2013Takashi Murakami-Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century.  His first live-action feature film Jellyfish Eyes tells the story of Masashi, a young boy who moves to a sleepy town in the Japanese countryside with his mother in the wake of a natural disaster. After returning home from his new elementary school one day, Masashi discovers a flying jellyfish-like creature whom he befriends and names Kurage-bo. Masashi soon discovers that all his classmates have similarly magical pets, known as F.R.I.E.N.D.s, which are controlled by electronic devices that the children use to battle one another. Despite their playful appearances, however, these F.R.I.E.N.D.s turn out to be part of a sinister plot that will threaten the entire town.

Following the screening, artist Takashi Murakami will  participate in a Q&A with Gabriel Ritter, The Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA.

Jellyfish Eyes is FREE, but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online in advance to guarantee your seat.