Month: September 2005

  • Royal Gold for Ito

    The Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, is the winner of one of architecture’s most prestigious prizes, the Royal Gold Medal. More from Archinect here.

  • OK Fred 6

    The new issue of OK FRED! It goes on sale October 6.

  • Reading Space

    I’m definitely all for more reading spaces! This exhibition proposes reading space designs. Just like different people appreciate different books, readers have preferences about atmospheres for reading. The concept is that changing something about your reading environment or creating a reading space will enable you to create your own world of books. (TAB) It’s happening…

  • Cut Again

    Fresh cut. I really should get cuts more often, I always feel so good afterwards — I’m just not big on going to the salon.

  • Tokumaru at O-Nest

    Shugo Tokumaru will be supporting the release of his new record, L.S.T. (which I loved, and reviewed quite positively for the next issue of OK FRED, out next week), with a show at Shibuya O-Nest on October 14. Start time is 18:30, with entry at 2000 yen (2300 yen at the door, includes a drink).

  • GAW: Goldengai Art Waves Part 5

    GAW? That has got to be one of the worst acronyms ever — which doesn’t change that the idea behind this take-it-to-the-street approach to art exhibition is quite a good one, and it seems to be a growing trend (see CET 2005). Held at various places each year since its launch in Shinjuku’s Goldengai (“Golden…

  • Bend++

    I don’t even know what to expect from “Bend++,” but the description at REALTOKYO makes it sound intriguing. The term “bending” doesn’t only stand for working with electricity off one’s own bat, but implies also Frankenstein-esque experimentation with consumer-friendly devices, electric circuits and programs, with the aim to create little technological monsters. Required for that…

  • MisoSoupDesign

    I don’t have time to explore it much right now, but a quick look at MisoSoupDesign’s site shows some interesting works/concepts. From Archinect: MisoSoupDesign. directed by Daisuke Nagatomo & Minnie Jan, has been investigating architecture through material, space, and fluidity. As each project develops, we discover different ways to approach and design architecture and furniture,…

  • Yokohama 2005

    After some delays and an almost-cancellation, Yokohama’s International Triennale of Contemporary Art is now upon us. Yokohama’s second International Triennale of Contemporary Art – builds on the success of Yokohama 2001 and will feature the work of around 80 participating international and Japanese artists exhibiting in the main venue – two enormous warehouses located on…

  • In the Paper

    For those who were curious to see what the column looked like in today’s paper and couldn’t get their hands on a copy, here’s a scan. It ran all along one side of the page (top to bottom).