The Artistic Island of Teshima
The island of Teshima, east of Naoshima, is the most recent location of Benesse Art Site Naoshima. In order to access this island you must take a boat, the only way to discover the treasures of the island. The main attraction is evidently the Teshima Art Museum, whose exterior shell, designed by architect Ryue Nishizawa, is formed after the shape of a drop of water touching the ground. Inside, there are two oval openings to the exterior and an exhibition by Rei Nato entitled Matrix, inwhich water flows slowly on the ground.
The Teshima Yokoo House, inaugurated in 2013, plays host to works by the artist Tadanori Yokoo. His works have been distributed across three spaces in a traditional Japanese house, renovated by the architect Yuko Nagayama. The color red is predominant through the scenography of the project, which explores themes of life and death.
'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.
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.
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.
Sogetsu: The Future of Ikebana?
It’s an assumed fact that art likes to be in a vacuum and tends to resist technical progress. It would seem fair to wonder, then, whether "ikebana" is slightly past its prime.