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Art Fix

While I was in Taipei, I had the opportunity to visit the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the first modern art museum in Taiwan. Though we went primarily to see their collection, the building itself was really quite beautiful.

I was really pleased that we got to catch their current exhibition, Trans-Cool Tokyo: Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection. It features the work of 18 contemporary Japanese artists and explores “the relationship between art, pop culture and everyday life”.

Kohei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#17, 2008-9
Stuffed animal, glassbeads

Haruka Kojin, reflectwo, 2006
This is a 3-d installation made up of artificial flowers. Unfortunately, the photo does not do it justice.

Takashi Murakami, Flower, 2006
Silkscreen and platinum foil

I was fortunate enough to hear Takachi Murakami give a hilarious yet gracious speach at the Pratt Institute Legends gala where he was honored in 2008. I received two of his flower cushions at the the event and they now live happily on a chair in my livingroom.


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