Posts Tagged ‘Japan’
As big companies struggle to find new ways to connect the dots between their brands and the art world, OG fashion giant CHANEL has boldly gone where few have been able to afford to go before and created their own incredible traveling UFO-like art museum dubbed the "CHANEL CONTEMPORARY ART CONTAINER" which has just touched down in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park near the hipster hub of the Harajuku subway station. And what does this incredible land-based flying object house, you might ask? Why an obligatory self-congratulating collection of original art pieces by 20 international artists including (among others) YOKO ONO, THE BLUE NOSES, DAVID LEVENTHAL, DANIEL BUREN, LEE BUL, NOBUYOSHI ARAKI, PIERRE et GILLES, and STEPHEN SHORE, of course, all paying homage to the couture house's signature product, the Chanel quilted purse. While we can think of fewer items less inspiring to build a traveling art exhibition around, we're more than impressed by architectural futurist ZAHA HADID's incredible modular spaceship-like structure that was commissioned by the company's chief creative director and resident Earthbound alien, KARL LAGERFELD. With stops scheduled in New York, London, Moscow, and Paris through 2010, there's a good chance a great deal of well-heeled aficionados will get their chance to prowl the pod's Kubrick-ian white corridors and possibly even be granted an audience with the mobile museum's resident MC, Hal. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Iconic Japanese Pop artist YOSHITOMO NARA has always had a penchant for all things cute and cuddly, but usually on the diminutive side, stature-wise. His giant dog sculpture on display at the AOMORI MUSEUM, however, is his largest work to date and no less cuddly for its two-story size...
It's hard to open a magazine or flip on the TV these days without stumbling across an ad or commercial unmistakably shot by downtown NYC art star photographer TERRY RICHARDSON. It’s starting to feel that way with art shows too. Since last week, Tokyo's hipster elite has been privy to an exhibition of some of the mustachioed one's funniest collections in recent memory with his JACKASS series capturing everyone's favorite idiots in moments of gloriously uncensored frolic on display at the LaFORET MUSEUM in the trendsetting epicenter of Harajuku. Of course, it wouldn't be an art show in Tokyo without some obligatory limited-edition product releases and this show sees the release of 200 special photo print T-shits, 100 photo books, And 100 box sets including an instant camera and a pair of Terry's signature sunglasses. Interestingly, a separate show of Terry's late father BOB RICHARDSON's photos is on display concurrently at the nearby ZEL GALLERY. Both shows run through Thursday, May 8th. HAVE A LOOK: Read More