zipangu update…

Just got back from Tokyo, where I saw the exhibition Zipangu. It was a hell of a day, braving the concrete island heat and tonnes of people eager to catch the last day of the show, but it was undoubtedly worth the bother. I’ll post some info in the next day or so, and compile a list of links for anybody interested in following up on any of the 31 artists shown. In the meantime, here is an image from Natsunosuke Mise called UFO, one of the artists featured.

little big bang…

Events recorded by the ALICE experiment from the first lead ion collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of 2.76 TeV per nucleon pair. Pretty!

zipangu…

It’s a little late in the day, but a friend of mine brought in the newspaper with an article about a show currently on in Tokyo till the 20th. Zipangu, according to the introductory blurb, brings together 31 contemporary artists each with a unique perspective on Japan, and hopes to see, in a new light, what the much lauded Japanese spirit means. It’s an interesting group, with some of my favorite artists represented; Akira Yamaguchi, Tenmyouya Hisashi and Tomoko Kashiki to name a few, and with a bit of luck, I should be able to go and see it next Monday. Fortunately (for anybody willing to travel), it’s going to be on in Osaka and Kyoto so don’t miss a rare opportunity to see so many contemporary artists in the same place. (image: ´╗┐´╗┐Masakatsu Sashie)

jesse balmer…

I have been a big fan of Jesse Balmer’s work for a little while now, and this may the 2nd, perhaps even 3rd time I’ve put something up here, cause every time I check out his website I’m see nothing short of genius. Anyway, enough with the gushing; I won’t go into the wierd science sub-conscious subject mater, the gorgeous line work, or the off-the-wall humour, you should just check out his site yourself.