Contemporary Art from Japan
July 22, 2012
Curators: Mr. Kenjiro HOSAKA, National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, Ms. Elena Yaichnikova, Critic & independent contemporary art curator, Moscow
The exhibition “Double Vision” consists of two parts - “imaginary” and “real” - providing a view of opposing facets of contemporary Japanese society through the eyes of 30 artists of different generations. The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art and the Haifa Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Japan Foundation. It is supported by the Embassy of Japan in Israel, and marks the 60th-anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between Israel and Japan.
This Exhibition is co-organized by the Japan Foundation and Haifa Museums, and is supported by Embassy of Japan in Israel.
- Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art (http://www.tmja.org.il/Museum/Templates/showpage.asp?DBID=1&TMID=841&LNGID=1&FID=1797)
I went to the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art and the Haifa Museum of Art to see the Modern Japanese art exhibit “Double Vision” and it was amazing. I am really glad that I was able to fit it in to my schedule before I left Israel. If anyone happens to be in Israel I highly recommend checking it out, its open till December I believe.
I was already a fan of Yoshitomo Nara’s work and was so excited to be able to see some of his work in person. I also discovered a lot of brilliant new artists.
Photography wasn’t allowed but I took a few secret photos with my phone (no flash, i’m not that inconsiderate) for my dad because we both really wanted to see this exhibition but he didn’t have the time to. I was going to post them but decided against it. Harakiri School Girls by Makoto Aida was one of the pieces in the exhibit which was also one of my favorites. BUT HERE HAVE THIS PICTURE OF ME IN THE MUSEUM BATHROOM, A AWESOME GIANT SCULPTURE OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM AND A PICTURE OF THE AWESOME GIANT SCULPTURE OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM ON A BOOKLET.
So I went to the National Portfolio Day yesterday and let me tell you it was probably the most energy draining experience ever but it was still fun and I got a lot of good feedback. I reviewed with RISD, SAIC and Pratt and they all really liked my portfolio and said I should go to pre-college there, now i just have to choose which school i want to do pre-college at. I unfortunately didn’t get to review with MICA but there is always next year.>>