Archive for the ‘exhibit’ Category

Last year’s Self Matsuri coincided with a Harada Chiaki (原田ちあき) exhibit at Gallery Shikaku, a fantastic gallery in Nakatsu with a large selection of small-press underground publications and other art objects for sale. Here’s a link to the exhibition page, which features some of her work and a couple of videos as well. Harada’s painting […]


About a month ago I made my second visit to the Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, which is an architectural treasure and also a very interesting and very intimate museum.  The museum is located in the Yamazaki area of Kyoto Prefecture at the base of Tennozan Hill, which is famous as the location […]


Last night I took the train to the Higashinari area of Osaka to see ANOTEN, the Yoshitomo Ano (阿野義知) exhibit at Ponte M (match point アテリエ).  match point (マッチポイント) is a company — or collective? — that sells candles and organizes candle-making workshops as part of a larger counter-cultural effort to build community and create […]


Last week my friend Miyuki and I visited the 2013 Dojima River Biennale — being held at the Dojima River Forum — so we could listen to ice records.  The Biennale is a masterclass in curatorial intelligence: centered around the theme of ‘water,’ the exhibit showcases a huge variety of highly-pleasing work.  I’m sure that […]


Andy Diaz Hope’s work has taken the form of large-sized portraits of hungover friends constructed out of thousands of gelatine capsules; glittering chandeliers made up of medical supplies and Swarovski crystal; enormous mythologically-styled Jacquard tapestries that feature images of Skylab, the tree of life, and Kurt Friedrich Gödel; and cabinets and mirrored geometric shapes that […]


Barbara Andrus, who is based in both New York and Maine, makes installations from found natural materials — particularly forest-foraged wood — that erupt into space like thickets of dream shapes.  These shapes are both familiar — spheres formed by branches, teepees and huts made of found wood — and alien at the same time, the autochthonic twisting of […]


The 2011 Kobe Biennale runs through November 23rd, so now seems as good a time as any to drop a post about the 2009 Kobe Biennale, which I attended with my friend Ikko.  I love the Biennale (I also attended the 2007 model), which is full of playful and intelligent artwork, beautiful and interesting displays […]