Mori Arts Museum…
A visit to Tokyo usually involves a visit to the Mori Arts Museum in Roppongi Hills. Apart from having fabulous views across the city (although not on this occasion due to a press event) there is usually something interesting on display.
The exhibition was a retrospective of Shiota Chiharu, who is Japanese but lives in Europe. We had seen her work earlier in the year at the Art Gallery of SA – and I was really pleased to discover it was on during our visit.
…my photos do not to it justice.
Can Luis Vuitton be fun..?
Reading the heading you might think it would only be fun if you had money. When in Tokyo in Ometesando – yes you can have fun. On the top of Louis Vuitton store there is a Gallery space which regularly has interesting interactive art – and good views!
It was our last day in Tokyo and we were searching online for a place to go which would be fun for our friend’s son. When Kym mentioned it…. I had my doubts. To get to the gallery- yes you have to enter the front door – which will be opened for you by men in suits! No need to go through the whole shop.. as soon as you enter turn right and head to the lift to the 7th floor.
What an amazing space – for anyone. Essentially it is a large gallery and had installed blue plastic strips hanging from a platform which was secured to walls & ceiling. Our friends son seemed to love it. We walked through and ran through the strips. Our friend’s son ran around having an fabulous time.
This seemed to amuse the security people and other people who were there at the same time.
We were there for at least 30 minutes … and it was great. If you are going to Tokyo the space is worth visiting – and yes Luis Vuitton can be fun!
Here is the view
Additional information about the space can be read here http://www.espacelouisvuittontokyo.com/en/
It’s a good motto – especially for the Mori Digital Art Museum. After cycling awhile to Odaiba to get there – it was a fabulous experience and well worth it.
These days your local public library might have a interactive screen which projects images into the ground, which you can change. After visiting this place – I realise they are really are not worth it on a small scale.
You walk around and many of the images move from one gallery (room) to another. It’s a great place for kids… and big kids too.
We also enjoyed cold tea (infused with yuzu and matcha ice cream… from which flowers bloomed digitally each time you moved your bowl – amazing. We had such a good time!
Things you see… pt 2
You may have seen the modern masterpiece in Paris – the Centre Pompidou. But did you know that a similar masterpiece is in the making in Peterborough, Ontario Canada. H’s cousin, C, has spent much of his recent life restoring a 1940s house. But, this is not just brining it back to original condition. It is art. Where else can you see plumbing work that looks like this.
Red for Hot and Blue for Cold
Each line gets its own shut off valve
If anyone wants similar work, I am sure C is available for consulting. Just drop us a note on the comments page.
We’ve finished riding around Addison County in Vermont. Our arrival in Quebec was greeted with by a storm with limited visibility. Helen had white knuckles to be sure – and she wasn’t driving. Our friends in Montreal are the most “assertive” drivers we have encountered.
We’re currently lost in the underground labyrinth. Found the contemporary art museum, mais c’etait fermé.
Some art outside of the gallery
Wall art in Boston
Technology has changed how people interact with art. Yesterday we visited the MOMA, which was packed. Apart from wandering around looking at some amazing pieces, famous and not so famous there were so many people taking photos of the art. Added to the experience, the entire gallery has free wifi. Next time you are visiting a gallery – don’t forget to choose your device…. hummm, hang on do they allow this in Adelaide?