Sci-fi and fact at the Okayama Art Summit

Art Oct 18, 2016

Sci-fi and fact at the Okayama Art Summit

by Cameron Allan Mckean

The city of Okayama was flattened by incendiary bombs in 1945. Many people died, more than 12,000 homes were destroyed and Okayama's centuries-old wooden castle burned to its stone foundations. In 1966, the donjon was rebuilt with modern concrete, which was likely made in ...

Fujiwara wants the dirt to stick

Art Mar 8, 2016

Fujiwara wants the dirt to stick

by John L. Tran

White often seems to be used in contemporary art in Japan as a kind of short cut to signify "beauty," "purity" or "spirituality." Simon Fujiwara's show "White Day" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery is, as the title suggests, overwhelmingly white, but it's designed ...