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“The W Penisexhibition” west gallery space 1G

April 15th, 2014 Nigel No comments

Ending tonight 2 (W stands for double) shy female DFG return artists KNNMM & SugitaErika present potent and provocative art via illustration, painting & accessories themed upon “boy’s love” It’s really quite surprising to learn just how large this particular genre of art is here in Japan, or then again maybe not!  visit http://ap-otokonoko.tumblr.com/

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THIS SUMMER……GAKUTEN !! AUGUST SAT 9th & SUN 10th !!

April 15th, 2014 Nigel No comments

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DESIGN FESTA NEW EVENT !!!
The creative chaos of Design Festa is happening again , this time in mid-summer!
GAKUTEN….an art event for students! To be held on Saturday August 9th & Sunday August 10th at Tokyo Big Sight in the East Hall.
By exhibitor demand the booth area has been increased and application requirements have been relaxed!
In a bid to boost the diversity of this summertime Design Festa event individuals of any age,nationality and language are welcome,no matter the focus of their studies or the nature of their schools! Are you learning Japanese? Floral arrangement?, Calligraphy?, Dance,singing,acting,painting or something else entirely? You’re welcome at the ALL student Art Festival GAKUTEN on August 9th & 10th !! vist http://www.gakuten.jp/en/

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“etc” interior design by group ICS space 1C west until April 20th

April 15th, 2014 Nigel No comments

4 interior designers Ryotaro Sasada, Yuki Kawabata,Ryurya Myake & Haruhito Tanahashi present functional warm natural wood interior furniture & fittings fused with contemporary innovation………..all created with a “small Tokyo 1 room” sensibility in mind.

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DFG “Print Art Exhibition” until April 19th west space 2A

April 14th, 2014 Nigel No comments

A plethora of printed art talent awaits your perusal! respect to the artists for such a good effort in what can sometimes be adifficult medium fraught with the possibility of error.

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“the printed word….”

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“waruimono/bad things” space 1D group exhibition > April 26th

April 14th, 2014 Nigel No comments

in this case “bad” equals “bad as in good” , 4 artists display disparate styles in various mediums, graphic art , illustration,painting and sundries……..http://888moon.com/warui/

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from Italy artist Lina Sari, “Inclinazioni” east gallery space 301

April 11th, 2014 Nigel No comments

a fascinating insight into the mind of an obviously very passionate and versatile artist……….exhibition supported by The Italian Embassy and The Institute of Italian Culture Tokyo. visit the artist at her website inasari.com

It is through Lina Sari’s debut exhibition in Tokyo that Design Festa Gallery aims to offer the oriental eye a peek into the world of this Italian contemporary artist. INCLINAZIONI’S compendium delves into the ‘cracks’ to be found in traditional western philosophical thought. The artist creates works around the idea of a vertical or upright subject, falling in distress due to a change of incline, to the appearance of the act of leaning.

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(above LINA SARI)

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A graduate form the Accademia delle Belle Arti of Venezia (Academy of Fine Arts in Venice), a bachelor degree holder in Literature from the University of Padova and a former Art School teacher, Lina Sari has been working with an extensive range of mediums and techniques for over 40 years. Feeding off a wide spectrum of influences Sari has had numerous collaborations with renowned artists and writers among whom Mario Schifani, Giosetta Fioroni, Goffredo Parise, Erri de Luca, Andrea Zanzotto and Guido Ceronetti. Sari investigates the philosophical nature of painting while still honoring the authenticity and spontaneity of the act itself. This results in works pregnant with meaning and poetry. Her philosophy is ever so present in this exhibition, INCLINAZIONI. It is with this solo exhibition that Sari debuts in Japan, a country for which she has always held deep fascination, mainly thanks to the writer Goffredo Parise. It is he who introduced Sari to the word iki thirty years ago. Sari’s works have been exhibited throughout Italy and several other European countries and currently belong to various public and private collections.

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(Lina Sari above right Design Festa Gallery reception))

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“Puddle art candle gallery” west space 1C until Thursday 10th

April 8th, 2014 Nigel No comments

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Beautiful candles for all occasions, cleverly crafted by artist SHUNSUKE AIUCHI and at very reasonable prices! ¥500 up! visit his online site here http://puddle.shop-pro.jp/

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