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Tokyo Night Scape 2050

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I checked out the “Tokyo Night Scape 2050” exhibition at Matsuya last week, and must say that it was a disappointment. I was expecting something a bit more visual.

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Art Events

Take Art Collection 2004

The latest exhibition at Spiral:

In keeping with their “fusion of daily life and art” concept, Spiral presents another volume of the “Take Art” art fair that took place for the first time in 2003. The more than 80 featured artists range from big names such as Yokoo Tadanori or Araki to up-and-coming talents like Nawa Kohei, Sawada Tomoko, or Takagi Masakatsu, who keeps producing his video art around the world. Besides paintings, photographs and other two-dimensional works, the highly varied lineup of items on show includes also a number of three-dimensional pieces. The total number of displayed artworks amounts to over 400, all of which can be purchased at reasonable prices. You will surely find at the spiral-shaped venue some art items to pep up your home with. (REALTOKYO)

It ends November 7.

Update: I was able to check it out yesterday, and recommend that you do the same. One of the best things I’ve seen at Spiral.

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Art Events

Jumble 2004

OK, so I complained about how far the Claska Hotel is from Meguro station, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t be going there again, especially with the Jumble 2004 exhibition happening at the Claska Gallery at the end of the month (October 26-29). Have a look at the participating artists and brands:

Participating artists:
Dave White/Scott Patt/Skism/Marok/Enlightenment/Moog Yamamoto/Will Sweeney/Maya Hayuk/Deanne Cheuk/ The boo’s///DIY/Event10/Camille Vivier/Sanghon Kim/Big Photographic/Simon True/Pardon Kimura and more.

Participating brands:
Yoshida (Tokyo), Ma$$age(Tokyo), Staple(NY), Tim VS P.D.L.(Paris), Valuer(Tokyo), Mask(Berlin), Frederique Daubal (Paris), Oliver77.(Berlin), New Shopping Bag(Amsterdam), E&Y(Tokyo), Under Current(Tokyo), Non Sense(NY), Trico(Tokyo), Pacific Furniture Service(Tokyo), Multiple Core(Tokyo), Not Solid/Liquid(Tokyo) and more…

It’s presented by GAS.

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Art Events

Tokyo Night Scape 2050

This sounds like something to check out.

Have you ever thought about how the nightscape of Tokyo in the year 2050 could look like? The “One million people’s candle night” is enjoying popularity, so maybe the habit of using flashy lights will disappear, but we might as well experience a growing development of LED and other lighting technology that will result in even more dazzling brightness. This event gives a total of 119 designers, photographers, architects, artists and others the chance to show their ideas of the city’s nightscape in 2050. Under the direction of Mende Kaoru, who is responsible for the lighting in the Roppongi Hills complex, the likes of Astrid Klein + Mark Dytham, Oiwa Oscar Satio, Uchida Shigeru, Igarashi Taro, and others contribute to a unique exhibition by presenting their presumptions in texts and visuals. (REALTOKYO)

It starts today at the Matsuya store in Ginza, and ends November 8.

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Art TB.Grafico

Pravda

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I had the chance to check out the Pravda thing happening at Celine in Aoyama on Sunday. I really liked the installation, and the FPM selections made for a nice soundtrack. Have a look if you’re in the area.

Shots taken with the AU W21S mobile phone.

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Art Tokyo Walking

Graffiti in Sakuragicho

From the latest edition of the “Tokyo Initiator’s Diary” at REALTOKYO:

After seeing the “Empty Garden 2” exhibition at Watari Museum I buy several books on graffiti at the “On Sundays” bookshop. From there I proceed to Sakuragicho to inspect some real graffities. There are a lot in this area, and some of them are really awesome. A visit is definitely rewarding for fans of graffiti.

Seems like I’ll have to drop by Sakuragicho for a bit of street art documentation.

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Maru Biru Art Event 4

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Another pic from the recent Maru Biru art event.

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Art Design Events Web

Tokyo Art Beat

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The biggest thing to have happened while I was experiencing my domain problems was the launch of Tokyo Art Beat, a new indispensable site for anyone who’s into art/design events happening in Tokyo, and best of all, in English!

Your TV has 12 channel, Tokyo has over 300 art venues. Tokyoartbeat.com offers the most comprehensive listings of art & design related events in the Tokyo area with permanently more than 150 events & 300 venues’ details. All are cleverly classified by categories, areas, time schedules or interests and allow you to discover, in just a few clicks, the wealth of culture pounding and resonating throughout the city.

Paul of IN-duce is one of the people behind the project, and I am so happy to see it finally launch. Yes, I’m going to be using TAB quite a lot (and so will most of the Tokyo-based readers of this site), and you will definitely be getting links to it when I mention events I plan on checking out. I mean, really, the site is amazing. For every event happening, you get detailed info on fees, times, adresses, maps, access points, a QR barcode to view a map on your mobile, and some of the listings even mention other shows taking place nearby, so you can plan an afternoon out. You also get special categories that will be very useful: last few days, just started, free entrance, open late…

And kudos for the tagline: Art and Design Amplifier. Yeah.

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Maru Biru Art Event 3

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Another pic from the recent Maru Biru Art Event.

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Maru Biru Art Event

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Another pic from the Maru Biru Art Event. It seems that it’s still going on this weekend, so catch it while you can.