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Wild: Untamed Mind

Wild: Untamed Mind

In a nutshell
It is not easy to describe this exhibit but there are photographs, masks and Hello Kitty figures. I took more photos of the wall text than of the objects on display because rereading the explanations is necessary to process the meaning of the untamed mind. Some of the takeaways are: getting outside the linear, logical mindset; accessing our unconscious through dreams, where unexpected connections can be revealed; the importance of nature in discovery; the use of masks to access “wildness”; and how cuteness or kawaii, specifically through Hello Kitty, can express an in between being.

The venue
21_21 DESIGN SIGHT designed by the famous architect Tadao Ando in the Midtown Park. It’s a small museum but the main exhibition room is quite large and can display all types of design and art exhibits.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
All of the information about the displays is in Japanese and English.

The feels
Wild: Untamed Mind inspires contemplation and inspires insight more than feelings. 

Appeal
Great if you’re looking for a different type of museum experience. 

How far out?
A five minute walk from the Roppongi or Nogizaka metro stations.

How much time? 
Around 30 minutes. 

How much money?
¥1,100 for general admission

Until when?
Feburary 4, 2018

Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
See it if you’re interested in accessing the untamed mind.

Links:
http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/program/wild/

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