Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Trans-Cool Tokyo - Contemporary Japanese Art.

Hi, ren's back.. A few days back right after my JLPT N4 exams, i dropped by the Singapore Art Museum(SAM) @ Q8 for this exhibition.. since its jus a few blocks away from where my paper was held. i really like the art works there, though i'm not a really artsy fartsy person.

For those who's overseas or too busy in Singapore, i'll share with you guys wad i've seen there! =D the exhibition will be held till 13 Feb 2011, so there's still lotsa time! maybe i'll suggest going there during a weekday, when there's not too much crowd to distract you from 'communicating with your inner self'. XD Jokes aside, it's really worth the trip.. to see how modern Japanese artist works.. admission is free too! All works in the photos here are accredited to the artists and not mine. =)

 Trans-Cool Tokyo!

 White Night
Yoshitomo Nara, 2006

Yoshitomo Nara, 2006

Takashi Murakami, 2002

 If only i could do this, If only i could do that
Takashi Murakami, 2002

Takashi Murakami, 2006

 Kansei Platinum
Takashi Murakami, 2009

 Criticism and the Lover A, B, C
Yasumasa Morimura, 1990

 Video screening

 Data.matrix [no 1-10]
Ryoji Ikeda, 2006-9

 Origami corner

Star Dust of One Hundred of Million Light-Years
Yayoi Kusama, 1989

 Walking on the Sea of Death
Yayoi Kusama, 1981

Kohei Nawa, 2008-2009

 Free balloon figures for kids

 Interactive Corner for making your own pattern art!

 chop chop chop

 Invasion! - An Explosion of Popular Culture and Toys. they're hold this small toy fair on that day too! but its mostly western action figures..

 Bazaar on the first floor

 Tons of 12 inched Men. XD

 Cobra sits in his throne

 these storm troopers looks really good.

 Ghost Rider.

Yups. that's all i have for you.. im glad that there's more japanese cultural stuff brought over by SAM and more pple will be aware of the influence that anime has brought to the society. The works shown at the exhibition are really an eye-opener for me, maybe one day i'll head over to Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo to have a look for myself. ^^ hope you liked wad i've shown you.. thanks for reading! see ya ard. =)

(^^)"     レンです!     じゃね!


  1. You didn't get anything from the toy carnival?
    I got myself a EMSIA Zaku II for 12 bucks, and Revoltech Eva-05 for 25 bucks. :D

  2. @Marzz: muahahahha. of cos i did. jus a small loot. yes.. i got the eva-05 too. muahahaha. ^5.

    ren. ^^

  3. the Champignon drawing kinda looks like the mushrooms from Mario. XD

  4. Singapore Art Museum, mmm, I shall go there next time....

  5. @sl619: haha.. now tt you've mentioned it.. yeah! it does! and now i think the Flower piece looks like the flower tt gives mario fireball powers! pew pew pew! XD

    @David John Shewsbury: haha.. welcome welcome! =D

    ren. ^^

  6. very cool and weird art pieces lol enjoyed the ones by Takashi Murakami the most. ive only been to 1 or 2 art museums, they were field trips for my art classes at school. i like looking at art but i just dont "get" a lot of it haha ^^;

    Ip man is behind ghost rider!!! :D

  7. @gunpla: ha.. i went after my paper, ard 1230pm?

    @rockleelotus: lol. yeah.. i seldom go to art museums too. heh. if not for the 'japanese' and 'anime' theme, i may not have gone. i like the reindeer made of crystal balls the most.. HAH. me too.. we need to LEARN to get in touch with our 'inner' selves.. XD

    lolx. i din notice that! wah taaaaa..

    ren ^^