Saturday, May 30, 2009

Art Safari: Murakami

For those who haven't had enough of Murakami here is more..

in Ben Lewis TV series Art Safari in which he meets some of the most discussed contemporary artists and challenge their work with provoking questions.

In the episode dedicated to Takashi Murakami - Toying with Art, Lewis keeps asking critics, curators and collectors what are their theories about Murakami. Is it as superficial as it looks? He doesn't seem much convinced by their savant answers.

portraits macabre

He calls himself modern reincarnation of Hokusai. Daikichi Amano is the director, photographer, columnist and pornographer. He produces weird films and photos of mostly women entangled in octopus and other sea creatures all of which he eats afterwards to avoid wasteful animal cruelty. Supposedly the most exciting new visual artists working in Japan today. Itadakimasu!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Yoshihito Mizuuchi, a, performance, 2008

The 13th Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw (Poland) features only one Japanese contemporary artist - Yoshihito Mizuuchi. His art originates from experiments with tape recorders which he was doing back in elementary school mixing various sounds from different sources to create highly original & personal tapes. This approach applies also to his recent works in which he creates new qualities and significance of everyday objects.