Paris, Tokyo: André Saraiva
In this episode, the world-renowned graffiti artist André Saraiva tells us about the strong links between his artwork and the city of Tokyo. Born in 1971 in Sweden and moved to Paris in 1981, André started painting his iconic alter ego “Mr. A” in 1994 and making many collaborations. Ten years later, he opened the legendary Parisian club Le Baron. Thereafter, he also produced a number of brand-new venues around the world, while pursuing his artistic journey.
The Taboo-Breaking Erotica of Toshio Saeki
The master of the 1970s Japanese avant-garde reimagined his most iconic artworks for a limited box set with silkscreen artist Fumie Taniyama.
The Surreal World of Icelandic Twins
The series ‘Eagle and Raven’ by photographer Ariko Inaoka allows its audience to spend seven summers in the daily lives of two sisters.
The Tattoos that Marked the Criminals of the Edo Period
Traditional tattoos were strong signifiers; murderers had head tattoos, while theft might result in an arm tattoo.
Images of Tokyo Captured from Fire Escapes
In 'Tokyo Twilight Zone', photographer Shintaro Sato presents the capital from an angle more familiar to its residents than visitors.
Toraji Ishikawa's 'Moga'
The 1934 series of engravings 'Ten Types of Female Nudes' is an ode to a new form of femininity, that of the Japanese 'modern girl'.