Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Tokyo Adventurings: Tokujin Yoshioaka at the Museum of Contemporary Art ♡

Going to try & up to date with lots of adventuring's so far (so expect lots of posts over the next week! One of the first places we visited was the Museum of Contemporary Art for the absolutely incredible Tokujin Yoshioaka's exhibition, in a sleepy little suburb called Kiyusumi-Shirakawa:
The Museum itself was stunning enough with its many structures and shapes made out of glass and flowing water features around the front, just a spectacle for reflecting the beautiful sunlight of the day into lots of fragments of beautiful rainbow colour - making it perfect for the exhibition.

If your not familiar with Yoshioaka's sculpture & art, I can't recommend it enough, it's absolutely magical, in 'Crystallize' the focus was all on Crystal and pieces of art he'd made from intense amounts of crystal, unfortunately only two rooms in the exhibition allowed photography so the majority of my photographs are from outside/ the initial rooms, but my favourite was a piece entitled 'Swan Lake' where 3 facing walls had huge pieces of crystal and centralised was a huge pool with flowing water over what appeared growing crystal rocks, and Swan Lake music playing full blast 

In the rooms you could take photographs, the striking factor over the whole exhibition was the way that light was captured by the crystal or glass used, and the colours and shapes that it reflected - an incredible spectrum of pastel rainbow 

Hope everyones having lovely weeks! Be sure to have a search for Yoshioaka's work - you'll be blown away! 

- many of the photographs taken by the wonderful @craigalhunter (Twitter)

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo:
4-1-1 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
135-0022 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5245-4111(General Information) 

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