|Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Nasubi gallery 1993-2003|
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Recently Chim↑Pom made it to the media while preparing work for Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art show. On the cloudless Hiroshima blue sky they wrote with the aeroplane smoke the word pika which Japanese use in manga to discribe explosion or blast. This triggered a crushing ctiticism of the atomic bomb victims which resulted in exhibition cancellation and public apology of the curator. Even the usually carefree group leader went on explaining that work was to draw young generation attantion to atomic bombing not to hurt anyone's feeling but all his efforts were in vain.
However this is not the first time when they are subject of controversy as in group DNA is to provoke and shake the society. One of other quite recent Chim↑Pom work made in Bali is Saya mau perigi ke TPA (Take me to the garbage disposal plant) an installation incuding video showing Ellie, the only female member as a cashed-up Japanese tourist dumping rubbish from helicopter onto a garbage pile where locals look for scavenges. Yet another shows Louis Vuitton bags (ones that each Japanese girl got to have) been blown in Cambodia with the unexpolded landmines .
|Chim↑Pom, Saya mau perigi ke TPA, 2008, installation,|
Courtesy of Mujin-to Production
|Chim↑Pom, part of installation in NADiff, 2008|
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Pitty that I couldn't take any photo nor get one from the organizers as the contract with the artist does not provision such option. Well ..
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Mai Ueda is a New York based digital and performance artist. Her works explores digital pop culture, sexuality and porn. Here is some of her poetry - songs, like the ones everybody sings in the shower. She sings only one line and people imagine the rest.
performance in Athens at Bios, July 16, 2008
Mai has already participated in many major art events such as the Tirana Biennale, Biennial of Lyon, WhitneyBiennale.com and recently in Chanel Mobile Art . She believes that websites are new art objects and collects different .coms such as romanticus.com, hellomypet.com hoping that in near future she will sell them with profit.
See more at maiueda.com
Saturday, October 18, 2008
|Ueda Yoshihiko, Bones and stoneware, recent|
|Ikeda Akiko, Their sight/your sight (since 2000)|
|Yoneda Tomoko, Lovers from After the thaw series, 2004|
Thursday, October 9, 2008
|Paramodel, Paramodelic graffiti, 2005, Kyoto Art Center|
|Paramodel, Paramodelic graffiti on the roof garden of the Sawada Mansion|
|Paramodel, Plarail, 2007, Okazaki Mindscape Museum|
|Hiroe Saeki, untitle 2007, pencil and ink on paper|