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Gallery Hopping with LG Williams
April 12th, 2011
The recent earthquake forced us to delay the Weekender’s Art Special; we would like to apologize to our sponsors for any incovenience caused. In the meantime, the Weekender’s resident art critic LG Williams takes us on a tour of his favorite galleries. Large Museum: Mori Art Museum Opened in October 2003 at a place visible …
Surrealism Comes To Tokyo
May 30th, 2011
The most pressing art of the last century can be divided into two camps: Get crazy or get freaky. Surrealism, the art/cultural movement on the freaky end of the scale, began in Europe in the early 1920s and spread across the world as a redress to the never-ending torrent of “get crazy” called Dada. A …
Uncovering a Tokyo discovery
May 29th, 2011
In the artworld people do one thing: They look. And, today, an entire generation of art lovers, art dealers and makers is flying across the globe, from country to country, just to — you guessed it — look. They are looking at art, but what are they looking for? A discovery. Art world discoveries are …
The Mr. Brainwash Interview
April 11th, 2011
LG Williams, the Weekender’s resident art critic, sat down with “Exit Through the Gift Shop” star ‘Mr. Brainwash’ to talk Banksy, French restaurants and the Oscars. LG Williams: ‘Mr. Brainwash’ (“MBW”) is a pseudonym for a movie character, Thierry Guetta, in the film “Exit Through the Gift Shop”, directed by the graffiti artist Banksy. So, …
A single stroke is not enough
February 9th, 2011
No matter how you look at it, “strategically heroic” or “desperately courageous” all-or-nothing gestures are exciting to behold. In the visual arts, the thrill of such an explosive instant approach is doubly powerful given that pictures are, by their very nature, instant messages.
No fun at ‘Sex Booze Weed Speed’
January 26th, 2011
Many questions surround the new Rat Hole Gallery exhibition “Sex Booze Weed Speed”, the two-person show of sculpture and paintings by a Paris-based American Oscar Tuazon and a Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson.