Shaun Tan, from The Arrival, 2004 – 2006
The World of Shaun Tan: Welcome to Nowhere
Australian artist Shaun Tan (born 1974), known for his wordless monochrome graphic novel The Arrival, has fascinated people around the world with his unique worldview and expressiveness. This large-scale exhibition, the first to feature Tan’s work in Japan, highlights the appeal of his creative mind, showcasing about 120 examples of his work, including originals of such picture books as The Lost Thing and The Rules of Summer, as well as three-dimensional works and videos. Also on display will be a recreation of his studio, providing visitors a glimpse into the secrets of Tan’s creations, which lead to the mysterious and nostalgic nowhere lands he invents.