Japan's Jet Set
Mairi Beautyman -- Interior Design, 1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
From exhibits on Isamu Noguchi to Takashi Murakami's handbags for Louis Vuitton, Japan's art scene is sizzling. Tokyo's most recent cultural addition, the Mori Art Museum, is now turning up the heat with "Roppongi Crossing: New Visions in Japanese Art 2004," a multifaceted show that also embraces architecture, fashion, film, music, comics, and new media.
Five curators, all Japanese, have selected work by 60 of the country's hottest names—including sculptor Sanada Takehiko, photographer Onodera Yuki, and visual and installation artist Pol Malo—while attempting to survey the creativity of an entire generation. The exhibition is intended as the first in a triennial series. February 7–April 11; 81-3-6406-6100; mori.art.museum.