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We are pleased to announce "Panta Rhei – For as long as the world turns", the first museum exhibition of Yukimasa Ida in Japan. The exhibition will travel, it will begin at the Yonago City Museum of Art (the artist’s hometown) from July 22, 2023, and move to the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art, from September 30, 2023.

The exhibition will feature his past paintings and sculptures, including some works that have never been exhibited in Japan, as well as his "End of today" series, in which he presents his daily life like a picture diary, and his latest works.

The title of the exhibition, "Panta Rhei," is a word by the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, meaning all things are in flux”.
Under the theme of "Once in a lifetime" Ida has been collecting the existence and relationships of various things, events and people that exist in the changing times, one by one, and expressing the reality that he feels.

"Panta Rhei" is not only a reference to the words of Heraclitus but also Ida's strong wish that this exhibition is both the culmination of his career to today and the beginning of a new one. Visitors will be able to feel the two contradictories in Ida’s works "ever-changing things”, and “things never change".

Artist statement for exhibition

Artist statement for exhibition

The title of the exhibition is "Panta Rhei (everything flows)", in relation to my personal and heartfelt emotions about art, life, and the ever-changing world.

During the unpreceded pandemic that shook the world, I was also working on shaping the exhibition and theme. Although there were many struggles last year, I gained a lot from the experience. In the midst, I rediscovered the preciousness of human connection from the experience of observing those bonds fade, and that come what may, art is eternal. Art has been supporting me, and will continue. Over the past ten years, I have traveled the world and continue to draw my ephemeral thoughts.

In this exhibition, I am presenting the works that have built who I am presently, as a person, and as an artist. This show is a representation for my oeuvre and holistic practice as an artist. Upon reflection, I have been painting with fervor throughout my career, constantly thinking seriously about who I am. I have been in love, not conscious of where this indelible passion gushes.

I am very honored to have the opportunity to present these works to each of you at Yonago, my hometown where I was born and grew up, and Kyoto, where I was inspired to live as an artist. Having a traveling exhibition in these two locations is like going back to my origins, of which I am still connected to these places by the strings of fate.

I look forward to having the honor of your attendance at this exhibition.

――― Yukimasa Ida


In addition to his previous paintings and sculptures, the exhibition includes works on exhibit in Japan for the first time. A record number of representative and recent works will be exhibited, including the "End of today" series, which depicts the artist's daily life like a diary, and the "Portrait" series, which features motifs of family, friends, and famous people.

The exhibitions will travel from Tottori to Kyoto with partially different contents. Visitors will have opportunities to enjoy Ida's powerful art only seen with the encounters at each space and occasion.


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Ticket Information

Admission Advance
Note:2023.7.16 [sun] 10:00 ― 9.29. [fri] 23:59
Adults ¥1,800 ¥1,600
University / High school
¥1,500 ¥1,300
Up to junior high school students
and younger
※ Note:2023.7.16 [sun] 10:00 ― 9.29. [fri] 23:59
  • All prices include tax.
  • A student ID will be required for admission at the student price.
  • Advance rate will be applied for visitors groups of 20 or more.
  • Free admission for disabled persons and one accompanying person (a disability certificate or equivalent government-issued identification will be required).

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GOODS 見どころ

The exhibition catalog, related publications, and a variety of original exhibition goods are available only on this occasion.


Yukimasa Ida was born in 1990 in Tottori prefecture, Japan. He graduated in 2019 with a Masters in Oil Painting from Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2016, Ida won the CAF Special Jury Award. In 2017, he participated in the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala as the youngest artist among many international artists. In 2018, he was selected as one of Forbes JAPAN's 30 UNDER 30 JAPAN. As his collaboration with Dior in 2021 has shown, his accomplishments are multifaceted. His medium is not limited to painting, but includes sculpture and screen prints, exhibited globally. Major solo exhibitions include King of limbs (Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan), Here and Now (Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago, 2021), YUKIMASA IDA visits PABLO PICASSO (Picasso birthplace Museum, Malaga, 2022), and Now is Gone (Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Paris, 2022).

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Kyoto Exhibition


30th Sep. 2023
- 3rd Dec. 2023

Closed: Monday (except public holidays)


Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art,
Main Building (South Wing) 2F

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(Last Admission: 17:30)

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Tottori Exhibition


22nd Jul. 2023
- 27th Aug. 2023



Yonago City Museum of Art

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