My first encounter with Mr Yamaguichi’s work was during my 1st trip to Tokyo in 2008. I noticed quite afew of his smaller works all over Tokyo but the piece that really gripped me was the one at Narita airport Terminal 1. I was amused by the clash of the traditional style with a modern twist and the detailing was amazing.
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It’s great that JCC has arranged for this exhibition in Singapore – we are definitely going to attend the talk and exhibition this Sat – see the info below! Don’t miss it!
A new exhibition at Japan Creative Centre featuring Yamaguchi Akira’s solo exhibtion “Singa-Planet”. Mr Yamaguchi, one of the leading and most popular contemporary artists in Japan, will present his new artworks inspired by the lifestyles of Singaporeans living in the multi ethnic city state namely the Chinese, Malay and Indian ethnicities. Besides the new installations, selections from previous collections wiill also be exhibited. This exhibition is held as a parallel event of the Singapore Biennale 2011.
Date: Talk by Mr Yamaguchi – Saturday, 12th March 2011
Time: 2pm to 2.30pm (Please kindly register by 1.55pm)
Venue: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road, S(258372)
Kindly RSVP to Japan Creative Centre (Fax: 6735 3602 or Email email@example.com) by the 10th March 2011. For more information, please contact Mr. Adriane Lee of JCC at 67370434.
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Exhibition – 12th March to 6th May 2011
All images © Akira Yamaguchi