A bit late on this — got lost in my “things to post” list — but last month TABlog covered the opening of the new Yuka Contemporary gallery. It’s located in a neighborhood around Waseda University — so just a bike ride away from my house — that used to be known for washi production. […]
Bunpei Yorifuji — he’s the illustrator behind all those Tokyo Metro public service ads — is having his first solo exhibition at gallery @btf, running until October 25. Via Spoon & Tamago.
Cool Hunting covers the beautiful work of Japan-born, New York-based artist Kenji Hirata — loving the chromatic explosions. He has a solo show, “The Way Out is the Way In,” opening next week (October 17) at the Joshua Liner Gallery, and running until November 14.
Design Festa returns to Tokyo Big Sight in just over a week (October 24-25) for an amazing 30th edition, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the event. Expect over 8,500 artists/designers to fill up the space, with tons to see and pick up.
PSFK covers Takahiro Yamaguchi’s “Urbanized Typeface: Shibuya 08-09,” and interactive installation that presents a typeface he created by riding his GPS-equipped bike. It’s presented as part of the ICC’s yearlong “Open Space 2009” exhibition.
Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) has designed a bulging front window for the recently opened Nagai Garou gallery space in Ginza. Via Spoon & Tamago.
Rob Judges has a new show on this week at Uplink Gallery in Shibuya, titled “In Heaven Everything Is Fine,” running until September 28. Really wish I could have attended Saturday’s opening which featured, among other things, Rob doing a live drawing performance (pictured above).
Back in early July I had the great pleasure of having my friend Julie Forgues — artist and professor of photography — come visit for a few weeks, and during that time we had an exhibition for a project of hers, “Land(in)formation,” at Cafe Pause. She introduced the project during that month’s PauseTalk (Vol. 33), […]