Art Marathon: Tokyo, part 1

Unlike most other Asian countries (Happy Lunar New Year of Dragon, BTW), Japan celebrates its new year on the first of January. For this occasion, three days of public holidays are followed by another long holiday weekend, celebrating the coming-of-age of 20 year olds. Many Japanese art galleries see a slow start to the year, as the country settles into holiday activities such as soaking in hot springs. Nevertheless, M-KOS still found a few good art galleries to visit in Tokyo, although this is not our usual long winded marathon. Here is a taster what we’ve seen (part one of three).

SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Nobuko Tsuchiya: We Are Living In A Time Machine (18 Nov 2011 – 28 Jan 2012)


Situated in the neighbourhood of Yanaka where many traditional houses can recall a period townscape, the gallery SCAI THE BATHHOUSE refurbished what used to be a public bathhouse (Sento), and to this day kept the original facade. Courtesy SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

Exhibition view. 11th Dimension Project 1 (left) & 2 (right), 2011. Courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

11th Dimension Project 1, 2011. Courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

Exhibition view. 11th Dimension Project 1 & 2, 2011. Courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

Exhibition view. Faster than Lights, Absinthe Machine 1 (left); 11th Dimension Project 1, 2011. Courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

Faster than Lights, Absinthe Machine 1, 2011. Courtesy the artist and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo by M-KOS

SCAI THE BATHHOUSE
Kashiwayu-Ato,
6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku,
Tokyo 110-0001 Japan
Tel : +81-(0)3-3821-1144
info@scaithebathhouse.com
www.scaithebathhouse.com

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