MEGALOMANIA / メガロマニア (2003)

In 2003, it was decided that solo exhibition would be held at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, the year before it was to move and its old building demolished. Yanobe began work on a project to transplant the future city of delusion, “the MEGALOMANIA City”, and exhibit the works he had created from an imagination inspired by the Osaka Expo, formerly a vast city of the future. Yanobe gave the project the title “MEGALOMANIA”.



This collection of works marked a return to his creative origins. Among them was Atom Suit, back from its pilgrimage to the “Ruins of the Future”. At the same time, Yanobe embarked on another project involving the two symbols of the Osaka Expo - the Expo Tower and the Tower of the Sun. Having traveled through time once again to the ruins of the future, Yanobe began to complete his own world of delusion in the form of one vast epic that occupied the entire museum.


Atom Suit