“Osaka Art & Design 2024” is held in Umeda, Nakanoshima, Tenma, Kyomachibori, Minami Senba, Shinsaibashi and Namba, etc!

May 29, 2024 (Wed) – June 25, 2024 (Tue)

Text by ONBEAT Editorial Team / Photography by Hirona Fujita, all uncredited are from “Osaka Art & Design”

Kota Mochizuki “’GREEN SEED’ Final Chapter: Grow Further with the Big Tree” 2024 (South-to-north concourse, 1F, Osaka Umeda Twin Towers North)

Osaka Art & Design” is a tour-around event where you can visit venues around the city of Osaka to enjoy encountering art and design that you are unfamiliar with.
The event aims to nurture a new movement in Osaka, where people are connected through vivid communication by encountering works of art that stimulate the imagination and inspire the senses and with design products that seize your mind with functional beauty and primitiveness.

This year’s event is held for four weeks from May 29 (Wed.), traversing the main area of Osaka from Umeda to Namba, with 55 galleries and stores exhibiting and selling a diverse range of art and design products with approximately 200 contents.

The theme for 2024 is “Resonance”.
Individuals with resilient and powerful characters in Osaka, a city full of dynamic vitality and energy, inspire each other and create unexpected chemical reactions (synergies): Direct and penetrating thoughts, liberation from oppression, and solidarity among those who do not shy away from deviation. The sympathy, or resonance, that transcends the attributes and domains of each individual will create a great wave that will spread across the world as never before. Please go and witness the unprecedented global expansion of the event.

Exhibition by Maki Takato “Hopeful monster” (Nankai Namba Station, 2nd Floor Concourse)

Saki Matsumura (The museum for 400,000 people a day / Hankyu Umeda 1st floor concourse window) Photo: Hirona Fujita

Ray Kudo “VAPID” (The LIVING ROOM on the W floor, W Osaka)

NUNO (Reiko Sudo) / we+ “NUNO x we+ Textile installation OSAKA nuno nuno” (Takashimaya Osaka Store 6F, Rose Patio)

HONOKA 《TATAMI ReFAB PROJECT》 (Hankyu Umeda Main Store)

HONOKA 《TATAMI ReFAB PROJECT》 (Hankyu Umeda Main Store)

SHIRO KURAMATA(Hankyu Umeda Main Store)

Yukari Araki “Eloquent and Eloquent Color” (Takashimaya Osaka, 2nd floor) Photo by Hirona Fujita

Exhibition Information
Dates: May 29 (Wed) – June 25 (Tue), 2024
Area: Umeda / Dojima / Nakanoshima / Temma / Kyomachibori / Minamisemba / Shinsaibashi / Namba etc.
Organizers: Osaka Art & Design 2024 Executive Committee
Osaka Terminal Building Co., Ltd., / Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Co., Ltd., Osaka Store of Takashimaya Co., Ltd., / Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores Inc., / Nankai Electric Railway Co. Ltd., and Hankyu Corporation (Business agent: Hankyu Hanshin Properties Corp.) Umeda 1-chome Area Management
Executive Producer: Akio Aoki(DESIGNART)
Key Visual Designer: Kenta Shibano

Official Website