FLOWER BALL (3-D) SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, 2002, JAPAN

Takashi Murakami is a leading figure in the art world, he coined the “superflat” art movement that combines Japanese anime and ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese block prints) influences. “My aesthetic sense was formed at a young age by what surrounded me: the narrow residential spaces of Japan and the mental escapes from those spaces that took […]

HAPPYLAND – A PLACE THAT WONT MAKE YOU HAPPY AT ALL – TONDO, MANILA

When I heard the first time about Happyland and I saw some pictures made by Ted McDonnell I had goose bumps and tears raced down my cheeks. The situation in Tondo, the poorest area of Manila, is still dramatic and getting worst day by day. People there live surrounded by garbage. Junk covers the streets […]

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, NEW PLANET PHOTO CITY EXHIBITION, TOKYO

Today we are talking about the current exhibition at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in Tokyo. The exhibition shows the photos of leading 20th century photographer William Klein as a starting point then attempts to present metamorphoses in the vision of the cities from the 20th century to the 21th century using unprecedented dynamic photo display methods. […]

BENESSE ART SITE, NAOSHIMA ISLAND, JAPAN

“Benesse Art Site Naoshima” is the collective name for all-related activities conducted by Benesse Holdings, Inc. and Fukutake Foundation on the island of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima. The aim is to create significant spaces by bringing contemporary art and architecture in resonance with the pristine nature of the Seto Inland Sea, a landscape with a […]