May 29-July 14
Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist whose works are often inspired by unexpected encounters with waste. Ultimately, this leads her to use interesting materials for creations like large bathtubs covered in mysterious liquids and electrical wires that hatch eggs from unknown creatures.
Tsuchiya’s precise, poetic works reflect her instincts as an artist and convey a sense of longing for the future that almost resembles a scene from a sci-fi novel. Her eccentric work not only seeks freedom from any rationale, but also rebels against restrictions that the world puts in front of her.
“30 Ways to Go to the Moon” explores the artist’s sense of humor through pieces that speak to the viewers’ memories and senses, and at the same time she presents the added bonus of suggesting different and rather unique ways to travel to the moon.
SCAI the Bathhouse; Kashiwayu-Ato 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Nippori Stn. 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. Closed Mon., Sun., holidays. 03-3821-1144; www.scaithebathhouse.com/en.