Posted on November 29, 2016 by Toothpicker
Like 2016, 1968 was a turbulent year with seismic social and political change taking place across the globe. It was the year when the civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated; Apollo 8 and three US astronauts orbited the moon; 800,000 students, teachers and [...]
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Posted on June 17, 2015 by Toothpicker
Yokosuka museum of art
Due to unforeseen circumstances, my original itinerary in Japan was altered at the last minute, and I had to go alone without my travel companion and cancelled all the pre-booked accommodations.
Fortunately, I managed to rebook my entire trip one day before my departure; and a few days [...]
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Posted on November 17, 2014 by Toothpicker
Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art centre
This autumn/winter, lucky Londoners have the opportunity to see the solo exhibitions of two internationally renowned Japanese contemporary artists Yoshitomo Nara and Shinro Ohtake. The artists were both in town to talk about their work, and I was especially interested in hearing from Yoshitomo Nara [...]
Posted on July 17, 2014 by Toothpicker
Being one of the most multicultural and diverse cities in the world, it is easy to find different arts and cultural events in London including many Asian-related ones.
Since June I have attended several Japanese cultural events which offer a glimpse of the past, current and future arts scene in Japan. As someone [...]
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Posted on June 19, 2013 by Toothpicker
The Economically Booming City of Tianjin, China by Norimitsu Kokubo ( 2011)
I don't usually like to use outside sources ( i.e. photographs) for this blog, but since I wasn't allowed to take photographs at this exhibition, I will make an exception. I am aware that this exhibition has been going on [...]
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Posted on February 21, 2013 by Toothpicker
Left: Different exhibitions' leaflets on display; Right: exhibition entry tickets
Tokyo is a cultural hub where world-class art, crafts and design exhibitions are constantly taking place. I could spend days visiting museums and galleries when I am there, but on this trip, I only picked out a few due to time constraint.
On the [...]
Posted on December 14, 2011 by Toothpicker
While I was in Tokyo, I went to a few exhibitions including: Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's Visual Dialogue at 21_21 Design Sight in Midtown, Metabolism: the city of the future at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills and Japan's long selling products at Printing Museum in Koishikawa.
Irving Penn and Issey Miyake's [...]
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