Wednesday, July 28, 2010

misty cool / artsy cool

The aforementioned recent trip to th Setouchi Art Festival meant making new friends with art, and revisiting some old ones, like this Olafur Elliason piece that I met at the Chicago MCA last year (clearly we travel in the same fancy circles).

The art lover in the photo recently posted on Japanese techniques for cooling from the summer heat, including public space water misters - so it seems only right to make mention of this artistic device. Certainly Olafur is thinking along the same lines in terms of his work. Perhaps that is why they asked for this piece to be in the Japanese mid-summer festival?

Monday, July 26, 2010

daily things #1001

A cicada husk found clasping to a tree on Naoshima, in the Seto Inland sea.

This fellow was next to the new Lee Ufan museum and the Setounchi International Art Festival 2010 . For more on that, I recommend Christa's post.

For more on cicadas on the other hand, perhaps here, or here.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Chiyoda 3331

Chiyoda 3331 art space opened in just the past few weeks and there was an opportunity to stop by. A former public school building now new collective-esque art center of galleries, studios, a cafe, and shops. A beautiful day that turned nicely into a night. Fingers crossed for the possibility of something as interesting as the kids use to rock when they lived in it.