When nostalgia entangles with an unsettling past

Feb 5, 2015

When nostalgia entangles with an unsettling past

by John L. Tran

When Koichi Watari, the director of the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art contacted Yoshitomo Nara to organize a solo exhibition of his work, the artist was traveling around Hokkaido and Sakhalin with photographer and hard-core explorer Naoki Ishikawa. Nara suggested to Watari that they ...

'Shuji Terayama: Knock'

Jul 3, 2013

'Shuji Terayama: Knock'

by Natasha Vik

Commemorating 30 years since the passing of avant-garde writer and artist Shuji Terayama, this exhibition brings together artifacts from his 30-hour street play, “Knock.” In 1975, Terayama and his theater troupe used Tokyo’s Asagaya neighborhood in Suginami Ward as the stage for this work, ...