The New Wave of the Aoyama Contemporary Art Scene
"SICF18 EXHIBITION" photo by Katsuhiro Ichikawa
Spiral has long been the meeting place of wandering souls in the shady back streets of Tokyo’s Aoyama district. Even better, the building, completed in 1985 by architect Fumihiko Maki, has become the headquarters of cultural life in Tokyo.
An invitation to wander freely, the Spiral Independent Creators Festival (SICF) traditionally takes place during the Golden Week, a period of back-to-back bank holidays in Japan. This most recent nineteenth edition took place this year between April 29 and May 6, proving the occasion to explore the different practices of 172 artisans and craftspersons.
line (i.e. of text); row; verse; carya (austerities); samskara (formations); running script (a semi-cursive style of kanji)
going; travelling (traveling); district (of similar merchants); guild; epic
"SICF18 PLAY" photo by Katsuhiro Ichikawa
'Tokyo Sanpo', Exploring Tokyo by Bike and by Comic
While living in Tokyo for six months, Florent Chavouet began to sketch his modest everyday life.
Shiratani Unsuikyo, the Forest that Inspired 'Princess Mononoke'
Yakushima Island in southern Japan is a visual delight for lovers of nature and Studio Ghibli.
The mysterious first images of a short film, shot in Tokyo with Eric Wareheim (Master of None)
Pen Films is pleased to present the first images of its short fiction film, shot in Tokyo by Jean-Baptiste Braud.
Urara Tsuchiya's cheeky erotic ceramics
Ceramicist Urara Tschiya explores human relationships with animals in provocative but humours way, imagining sexual relationships between the two species.
Naoshima, the Island of Contemporary Art
The Benesse Art Site Naoshima comprises art museums, and other art related projects on three islands in the Seto Inland Sea: Naoshima, Inujima and Teshima.