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Big Sky Little Moon

Big Sky Little Moon

In a nutshell
Big Sky Little Moon features works by San Francisco artists Barry McGee and Clare Rojas. Only when I researched the artists after my visit did I find out that the artists are married. See this New Yorker article if you want to learn more about them: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/10/a-ghost-in-the-family. It isn’t immediately apparent which works are by which artist, especially since the groupings include works by both. The bold colors and geometric shapes and patterns are delightful.

The venue
The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art is a slim, four-story building with a cafe, bookstore and gift shop on the first floor and in the basement.

English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
No wall text and the flyer for the exhibition has basic information in Japanese but nothing about the artists. You can flip through the books in the bookstore to see more examples of their work. 
 
The feels
Modern, colorful, geometric art doesn’t appeal to everyone but the patterns and faces were fun to experience and photograph. 

Appeal
Those who love color and more contemporary art.

How far out?
A short walk from the Gaiemmae Station on the Ginza line or a 10 minute walk from the Omote-sando Station on the Chiyoda line. 

How much time? 
Less than half an hour to see the artwork.

How much money?
¥1,000 for general admission

Until when?
Until October 15, 2017 

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
Contemporary art lovers should stop in if they’re in the neighborhood.

Links:
http://watarium.co.jp/

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