Have you ever wanted to slide down a giant toilet while wearing a hat that looks like a turd? Well, in Tokyo, now you can. It’s 10am in Tokyo and my friends and I are staring at a picture of a cartoon poo called ‘Britto’. According to the text beside him, “his yellow color is not the result of suntan, but because he is in good health.” This is only the beginning of what will most likely be the strangest few hours of […]
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David Lynch returns to Tokyo to showcase his most recent body of work. I’ve always been a huge David Lynch fan so I was happy to be asked to review his current exhibition here in Tokyo. A total of 22 of his recent works are now on show at the Tomio Koyoma Gallery in Shibuya, following past exhibitions in Tokyo in 2012 and 2013. You can read my full review for Tokyo Art Beat here, as well as check out some […]
The mundane is beautiful. See Tokyo in a new light through the private lives of others. Fiona Tan was born in 1966 in Pekan Baru, Indonesia, to a Chinese-Indonesian father and an Australian mother. Now living in Holland having studied in both Amsterdam and Hamburg, her works are known for contesting and underlining cultural identity. With such a rich cultural history herself, it’s no surprise that an in-depth exploration of identity has always been at the forefront of her artistic career. The main focus […]
April is a time of change in Japan. It’s the month that marks the start of the new school year, with many people changing jobs and others leaving the country for good. It’s been a very busy period for me: new schools, new responsibilities and new friends. But in between teaching, writing and drawing I’ve also managed to pack in so much stuff over the last few weeks in Tokyo.
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