Kaya Hanasaki began her career in painting but soon moved into live art and workshops. Touching on pertinent issues — both social and environmental — the young artist has made a name for herself on a global level. We speak to her about her beginnings in the world of art, how she views herself, and what she hopes people take away from her projects.
For Satoshi Dáte, working as an artist is not a job – it’s a labor of love. With each new addition to his highly eclectic lineup of creations, he is piecing together elements of the world around him. “I just wanted to create things deeper," says Dáte. "I would like to pursue what the human being can do; love and art."
For some people, jewelry is a superficial pleasure, and for others, it’s a means to convey status and hierarchy. However, for contemporary jewelry designer Akiko Shinzato, the purpose of her work is twofold: boldness and excitement. We caught up with the designer at her studio in Okinawa to learn more about her practice.
The sculptures of Hong Kongese artist Lee Lee Chan offer an opportunity to question past and present ideas associated with objects, learn how value is assign to them, and examine their place in modern culture.
Tsuboya Pottery Museum will host the first-ever solo exhibition of ceramist Hatsuko Arakaki's work. Arakaki is notable for combining complex traditional techniques with original pattern designs, creating modern pieces that are highly reflective of her unique sensibilities.
The Barrak Art Book Fair 2019 (BABF) takes place in at BARRAK in Naha from 6–8 December, 2019, as Okinawa’s premier festival for contemporary artists’ multiples, zines, and books by artists and art publishers.