Tin Foil Sculptures

Spotted in the Power House Arena boiler room window. The artist, Dean Millien has been making miniature sculptures and animal creations called “tin things/foil sculptures” — my favorite is definitely this looong dachshund!

More information about the exhibition here: LAND at the Powerhouse Boiler Room Windows

Twenty-Eight Feet Rose

You will find this giant rose on the New Museum if you walk by there right now. Entitled Rose ll by Isa Genzken, it’s the second sculpture to be presented as part of the New Museum’s ongoing Façade Sculpture Program (The first one was “Hell, Yes!” by Ugo Rondinone). It’s a pretty (and HUGE) rose indeed. Caught my eye immediately! More information here.

I should stop by this museum again soon…

Benesse House Museum Outdoor Works and Park

Took me a bit, but this will be my last post from Naoshima. Looking back, I really loved everything and I still have to see the Art House Project and the Naoshima Bath “I heart Yu” so I’m definitely going back there…

Today, I will share some photos I took from the Museum outdoor works and Benesse House Park work — I wanted to spend a little more time! Never enough time.

George Ricky Three Squares Vertical Diagonal , 1972-82:

These were moving by the wind and you can touch them and move them around, too.

Always changing by the weather, by the people… very interesting…

Walter De Maria Seen/Unseen Known/Unknown , 2000

We saw a huge work of Walter De Maria work at the Chichu Art Museum, this seemed like a piece from the work…

Shinro Ohtake Shipyard Works: Cut Bow , 1990

Shinro Ohtake Shipyard Works: Stern with Hole , 1990

These were side by side, right by the private beach. Love the atmosphere and backdrop with the art…

When we got to the Park area, we had a nice lunch and explored a little bit inside of the Park building (wish we had more time) — on the way, we passed this beautiful wall of art, I was so drawn to it. The colors, thousands of mirror-like squares, the patterns… it was really breathtaking. I want a wall like this in my house… someday. :)

Teresita Fernández Blind Blue Landscape , 2009

George Rickey Peristyle V , 1963-95

Another work from George Rickey and these were moving by the wind as well. Very cool and soothing to look at.

and this has been used to represent Naoshima art in a lot of places so I wanted to see it in person.

Yayoi Kusama Pumpkin , 1994-2005

and here it is! Photos taken by me :)

It’s placed in a little pier itself and it looks so awesome! I don’t know why, but it feels very summer vacation to me… doesn’t it?! :)

I will be back, Naoshima!

Project for Sea -Light in Takamatsu

Another art project by Noboru Tsubaki called “Project for Sea -Light in Takamatsu” (うみあかりプロジェクト).

Under the direction of Noboru Tsubaki, various local groups are working together to create large illuminated sculptures that will be exhibited in different locations in central Takamatsu near the station and port. On the eve of the festival, the sculptures will be unveiled in a special event at the port.

((From the festival evening below — all the illuminated sculptures gathered around the station and the port. I wish I were here for this, but I got in a bit too late. Only this picture below is from the Setouchi International Art Festival website, photo by Osamu Nakamura))

After this evening, each illuminated sculpture has placed all over the Takamatsu city, lot of them are placed in a long arcade area, main shopping area in Takamatsu. As I was walking around, I found many of them, here are some photos of what I saw!

I loved seeing the details that they put into each sculpture.

Some were hung in the arcade ceiling.

Each sculpture was created by the local art schools or groups under the direction of Noboru Tsubaki, I can tell they had so much fun creating! I would have joined if I had the opportunity… I think it’s awesome to get everyone involved for the art festival.