Seen in the context of recent events — from Monday’s note
on the 35th Tokyo International Film Festival and an upcoming new animated shorts festival at Shibuya’s Eurospace, to Wednesday’s note
on a 400 year-old chisel recovered from within part of Daitoku-ji Temple, Kyoto — the purchase of five wooden "Brillo's Box" sculptures by Andy Warhol by Tottori prefecture for almost ¥300 million, bought in preparation for the new Tottori Prefecture Museum of Art opening next year, is causing something of a stir. Meanwhile, Damian Loeb "Still"
at Taka Ishii Gallery
and tomorrow's screening of "Event for Modified Man" (1976) by Australian artist Stelarc at the Keio University Art Center's Mita Campus in Tokyo both probe and amplify the best of what the city has to offer post-lockdown.