Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara said Friday that he will visit Taiwan for his first solo exhibition being held in the country.
"My movements will be restricted for three weeks, but I have to go because I want to be involved in the preparations for the exhibition," wrote Nara in a Twitter post in Japanese, a week after the exhibition, set to open in March, was announced.
The artist explained his movements will be restricted because of Taiwan's 14-day quarantine and then a seven-day self-health management period, during which people are advised to avoid visiting public spaces and wear a face mask when they have to go out.
Nara did not disclose his travel plan and dates. The General Association of Chinese Culture, which is co-organizing the exhibition with the Yoshitomo Nara Foundation and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts of Taipei National University of the Arts, said the details of the trip are still being discussed.
The free exhibition, which will take place from March 12 to June 20 at the Taipei museum, will include the first overseas display of the artist's 2020 painting "Miss Moonlight," which debuted at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo last summer.
The painting features a girl -- a common subject among Nara's works -- in a yellow top with her eyes closed, and it is currently the only work that has been confirmed to be at the exhibition so far.
Apart from paintings, the Germany-trained artist also works with other mediums in his creations, including sculpting heads of figures seen in his paintings, according to the Christie's auction house, which describes Nara's works as "seemingly innocent at first glance, a closer look reveals a darker side."