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ElijioCarilloVicente

ElijioCarilloVicente

There is an excellent exhibition of ethnic art at the National Art Center Tokyo. The exhibition, “The Power of Images” shows a large number of works from The National Museum of Ethnology Collection. For any designer or artist the works on exhibit can provide a wealth of inspiration. I loved this yarn painting by a Mexican artist Elijio Carillo Vicente. Beeswax and pine resin is pasted onto a board and then yarn is applied into it. The pictures shows the rite to awaken the power of the gods, and a shaman is depicted sending the spirits of children to the realms of the gods. On the left side, the mara’akame shaman stands in front of a drum and conveys the spirit to the suspended altar. The children’s spirits are then taken to the realm of the gods by the eagle flying over the altar.

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Nick Cave’s Soundsuit

Nick Cave’s Soundsuit

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits have the appearance of a cyber retake of African tribal dance and ceremonial costumes. The Soundsuit above looks fantastic. You can feel enormous energy and raw noise rushing up from the ground, all just from the costume alone. You can check out more at the Jack Shainman Gallery.

I saw this sometime ago, but I decided to post it because I rather like the combination of man and machine. It seems Kafkaesque and reminds me of metropolis and the art of Europe around the beginning of the 20th Century.

A selection of some of the works on display here at Art Basel in Hong Kong.
(details to be updated later).

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Kohei Nawa PixCell-Deer#32

Elias Crespin

Elias Crespin

Elias Crespin

Elias Crespin

Really enjoyed these beautiful kinetic works by Elias Crespin.

James Rosenquist

Super Mega Universe

Fantastic work, and what a title; “Super Mega Universe”!

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A large number of works by Yayoi Kusama are on display. It was nice to see such variety, and nicely exhibited.

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, detail

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, detail

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami, detail of skulls.

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami, detail of skulls

Tony Oursler

Tony Oursler, video projected onto an object

Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor, photo taken up close to a concave fragmented mirror

Damien Hurst

Damien Hurst, detail. Real insects are embedded into the work.

Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George, detail

Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford

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Mariko Mori

Mariko Mori

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Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Peter Zimmermann

Peter Zimmermann

Carsten Nicolai

Carsten Nicolai

Liu Xinyi

Liu Xinyi

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter