TRASH-UP!! presents Idols and Art: The Deep Thoughts of Idols on Display

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TRASH-UP!! presents Idols and Art: The Deep Thoughts of Idols on Display

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TRASH-UP!! presents Idols and Art, an exhibit featuring idol work, art pieces, and artists who create things with the theme of “idol” is being held at the mograg gallery in Okachimachi, Tokyo from September 30, 2017 until October 22, 2107.



These idols, who usually express themselves through song and dance on stage, have found new ways to show off their individuality through artwork. Additionally, there are oil paintings, photography, and many other pieces on display from artists who are also idol fans, allowing guests a unique opportunity to experience idol culture from both outside and within.

The exhibit was organized by Japan’s only trash culture magazine, TRASH-UP!!

mograg gallery, which is hosting the exhibition, is located right outside Shin Okachimachi Station on the Toei Oedo line. Okachimachi Station, Naka-kachimachi Station, and Inaricho Station are also nearby, making it conveniently accessible.

Participating idols/artists include: Kechon (You’ll Melt More!), Younapi (You’ll Melt More!), Risa Satosaki, Chiyoco, Sari (NECRONOMIDOL), Ruan (CINEMA and BOY CQ), Avandoned・・・・・・・・・, SAKA-SAMA, Sugar-Shulala, Sakiko Matsumura, Doukyusei B, Ito (Nakano Ropeway), Keisuke Saito, Sakura Tamagawa, Tamagawanonchan, Nobumi Fukui, and Kuudou. As you can see, it’s quite a diverse line-up!

A number of items were painted especially for the exhibition, with all of the exhibition pieces available for purchase. A substantial line-up of photobooks, zines, pins, and other items will be sold inside the exhibition’s corner shop.



Two pieces by model Ruan (CINEMA and BOY CQ), Girl with a Black Ribbon and Pink, were also on display. We approached Ruan for a short interview to ask her about the themes for each of the pieces.

Ruan: “I painted Girl with a Black Ribbon in homage to an author and best friend of mine. In the original painting I based it off my work off of there were three girls, but I decided on painting two girls instead, and gave them different hairstyles and expressions.”

“As for Pink, I wanted to draw something bold, and painted it using acrylics. I especially paid close attention to painting the pink part of her hair. I’m majoring in art at school, but in class our motifs are already decided, so this time I enjoyed having the freedom to draw whatever I wanted.”


ルアン(電影と少年 CQ)/「Pink」


Ruan took has been interested in drawing from a young age, and has been involved in a number of creative activities, like exhibiting her handmade stuffed dolls. In the future she said she would like challenge creating something big.

At the Idol and Art exhibition, you’ll find a diversity of talent from current idols on display. From pieces radiating individual expression to those more unexpected, there are plenty of things here to discover and surprise you. We definitely encourage you to come by and check the exhibit out!

Model:Ruan (CINEMA and BOY CQ)
Photos by Junko Azeyagi
Translated by Jamie Koide

TRASH-UP!! presents Idols and Art
September 30 (Sat.) – October 22, 2017 (Sun.)
Venue: Tokyo Okachimachi mograg gallery
Address: 1-5-1 Motoasakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Free entry
Contact: TRASH-UP!!

TRASH-UP!! presents Idols and Art Talk Event #4 I and Art
October 21, 2017 (Sat.)
Venue: Tokyo Okachimachi mograg gallery
Start: 7:00 p.m.
Sari (NECRONOMIDOL), Ruan (CINEMA and BOY CQ), Doukyusei B
Ticket: 1,000yen

CINEMA and BOY CQ「CQ#65 CINEMA and BOY CQ’s Eiga Daisakusen (Film Project)」(Working Title)
November 19, 2017 (Sun.)
Opens – 1:00 p.m. / Starts – 2:00 p.m.
CINEMA and BOY CQ and more!

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