The Art Scene in Tokyo is absolutely incredible. This month alone sees both David Lynch and Makoto Aida getting their own mind-blowing retrospectives, while Edvard Munch’s Scream goes on display at the MoMA. To top it all off, Trans Arts Tokyo has taken the city by storm: a 17-floor building totally transformed into one giant art installation. SEVENTEEN FLOORS! It’s not just room after room of paintings either: whole corridors lie graffitied, performance artists lurk around every corner and surreal video installations provide sinister backdrops.
One floor was completely filled with smoke and the sound of of people screaming. It was a mess of art, clutter and even a cafe tucked away in the background. In the video below I ventured down a small opening only to find a woman in a Victorian gown singing eerily to herself in a makeshift bedroom. It was truly bizarre.
I have always loved art, but seeing so much of it on a weekly basis now really inspires me to be more creative than I have been in years. Thank you, Tokyo.