CHIHO AOSHIMA "REBIRTH OF THE WORLD" @ Seattle Asian Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 27, 2015
Welcome to the fantastic world of Chiho Aoshima (who is part of the great group of Japanese artists under the Kaikai Kiki family). This might just be our future. Who’s to say that as technology advances, as natural disasters rise, as the organic world blends with the manmade, that smartphones will not become smart buildings? That skyscrapers will not stand up and walk among mountains? That ghosts and spirits don’t already float through our world?

LIVE ON: MR.’S JAPANESE NEO-POP @ Seattle Art Museum/Asian Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For all our friends in the Pacific Northwest... when your family comes to town for the holidays, go and check out the MR show at the Seattle Art Museum/Asian Art Museum in Seattle. Live On, which is organized by SAM, presents Mr.’s art of the past 15 years and is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Born in 1969, Mr. is a protégé of Takashi Murakami, internationally acclaimed icon of Japanese Pop art. He borrowed the name “Mr.” from “Mister Giants” (Shigeo Nagashima), the superstar clean-up hitter of the postwar Yomiuri Giants baseball team.

FUTURE BEAUTY: 30 YEARS OF JAPANESE FASHION @ Seattle Art Museum

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A great show we checked out earlier this week on a very quick trip up to Seattle... Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum. From the curator: "The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today is the focus of this special exhibition, the first of its kind presented at SAM..."