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Thursday, July 19, 2012


"Utakata Tayutau: The Blinking of an Eye"


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"Ninyu works" (2010) by Ai Yamaguchi © AI YAMAGUCHI, COURTESY MIZUMA ART GALLERY

Pip & Pop are western Australia-based artists Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic, who are best known for large, colorful installation works made from sugar, cake decorations and found objects. For this Spiral Garden gallery show, the duo are collaborating with Japanese artist Ai Yamaguchi, whose cute depiction of yujo girls (Edo-Period [1603-1867] courtesans) has gained her attention in recent years. Yamaguchi became especially popular after her designs were used on packaging for a collaboration with cosmetic company Shu Uemura in 2003.

Pip & Pop's bright and symbolic gaiety is well-matched with the delicate illustrations of Yamaguchi for what should be an interesting installation; till Aug. 3.

Spiral Garden; (03) 3498-1171; 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Omotesando Station, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free admission. www.spiral.co.jp.

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