Tokujin Yoshioka: Crystallize
Unlike historically prized craftsmanship and superior technical skills, contemporary art has never found much recognition in Japan and remains a getaway of a chosen few. Where Japanese artists truly excel though is the gray zone between art, craft and design. One of the forerunners of this fusion is Tokujin Yoshioka whose solo exhibition, Crystalize, has just opened at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. The combination of artificial crystals, prisms and piles of plastic straws, presented at the show, evoke a sensation of being placed in the middle of a majestic icy landscape miles away from civilization. Through January 19th.