Vintage toys and Takashi Murakami’s art: the mismatched world of Nakano Broadway

Image description: Vintage signs from Nakano Broadway Out to the North-east of Shinjuku in Tokyo, amongst large suburbian highways and close to the somewhat neglected Nakano station, is Nakano Broadway, a seemingly typical Japanese merchant street. Far from the luxury of Ginza or the charm of Kyoto’s traditional markets, at first glance, Nakano broadway is […]

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Innovation vs. cyclicity: Art predictions for the next 10 years

Image Description: A 3D printed skull, in side profile, with interior and exterior anatomical features showing. Last year, the Arts Council, a government organisation tasked with promoting and developing arts and culture across England, published its draft document entitled ‘Shaping the next ten years.’ This document, to be fully published later this year, stated that […]

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This is not a headline

Image description: Rene Magritte’s ‘Time Transfixed’, 1938 It was not by wandering the halls of a museum, nor by studying him in any art project, that I discovered Rene Magritte. Instead, it was through the superabundant parodies of his work, most notably based on ‘The Son of Man’. One simply has to search “son of man parody” […]

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