Sunday, 20 June 2010

Agenda: June 21 - 27

This week’s feature:
"Direction of Materials" by Soshi Matsunobe at Super Window Project.
Although resembling the lumber storage rack of a carpenter’s workshop, it is apparent that the material on this shelf is not meant to build any furniture. Made from paper, which originates from wood, and accurately printed with an abstracted but essential wood texture, this material gradually dematerializes, transcends itself -- taking us into the realms beyond material reality.
Super Window Project (map) might be a bit difficult to find, so take a taxi (approx. 640 Yen) from Kitayama station and leave it to the driver.


Exhibition "Bau" by Takashi Suzuki at radlab exhibition projects in cooperation with Super Window Project (until July 25; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 13:00 - 21:00; opening reception on Thursday, June 24, 18:00).

Exhibition Yasuhiko Kida's world at Shibunkaku (until August 01; 10:00 - 17:00, closed on Mondays).

Exhibition "Xの謎" (X-Ray riddles) at the museum of the University of Kyoto (until August 29; 9:30 - 16:30, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Flea Market "Tenjin-san" on the grounds of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (every month on the 25th).


Kafkaesque installation
Exhibition "Dead stock" by Tetsuya Umeda at radlab exhibition projects (until June 21; 16:00 - 23:00).

Material, transcending itself
Exhibition "Direction of Materials" by Soshi Matsunobe at Super Window Project (until August 08; on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14:00 - 19:00).


Exhibition "The world according to Paramodel" at Otani Memorial Art Museum (June 26 - August 1; 10:00 - 17:00; closed on Wednesday)


Exhibition "Planet Antiques" by Toshiyuki Shibakawa at YOD Gallery (until July 31; 11:00 - 19:00; closed on Sunday and Monday)


Award winning typography experiments
"Tokyo TDC Exhibition 2010" at ddd gallery (until July 03; 11:00 - 19:00, on Saturdays until 18:00; closed on Sunday, Monday and on national holidays). Featured here.

Foreigner’s Live Art Guide
For more exhibitions and events about art and design in Osaka rely on FLAG.

On the Agenda are events in Kyoto - and also in Osaka and Kobe - that I'm interested in and plan to attend.
Although the list isn't meant to be complete, I hope it provides some valuable tips for those interested in art and design in Kansai.

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