The future of fabrics woven with the past

Feb 21, 2013

The future of fabrics woven with the past

The textile work of Junichi Arai is renowned for its complexity and innovation. Often three-dimensional in nature, his fabrics appear as undulating landscapes of puckering, crumpling, puffs, pleats and protruding felted yarns. Many of them glimmer with metallic or translucent sheens, some seem understated ...

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Jul 10, 2012

Being in the doghouse is not always a bad thing

Joseph Kosuth, an American artist famous for conceptual, text-centric works, just put one of his good friends — Joni Waka — in the doghouse. Joni didn’t do anything to upset Kosuth. Quite the contrary. “The Dog House” is Joni’s new home. It is also ...

Takeshi Kitano takes on a different beat

May 3, 2012

Takeshi Kitano takes on a different beat

“I want you to have fun. It’s the only aim of this exhibition,” said Takeshi “Beat” Kitano when “Gosse de peintre” originally opened at Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris two years ago. For an artist, that’s quite an unusual goal — but ...

Mar 29, 2012

The precious qualities of today's art jewelry

“The difference between art jewelry and a painting or a sculpture is that jewelry is closer to the heart — literally. Because you can wear it, it’s actually even more intimate and personal than other artwork.” In a recent interview, Chitose Ohchi of Tokyo’s ...

The precious qualities of today's art jewelry

Mar 29, 2012

The precious qualities of today's art jewelry

“The difference between art jewelry and a painting or a sculpture is that jewelry is closer to the heart — literally. Because you can wear it, it’s actually even more intimate and personal than other artwork.” In a recent interview, Chitose Ohchi of Tokyo’s ...

'Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue'

Nov 17, 2011

"Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue"

21_21 Design SightCloses April 8 In 1953, when Irving Penn opened his studio in New York, he famously announced that “photographing cake can be art.” Then already a renowned fashion photographer, Penn went on to prove that photographing almost anything can be art. His ...