Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Medicine And Art at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

by Suzanne on February 5th, 2010


Skeleton Performing Zazen on Waves by Maruyama Okyo, c.1787, ink on paper, Daijoji Temple, Hyogo, Japan

So yes... looks like we're back after.. Christ.. half a year?! o_O

Things will be a bit wobbly here to start with until I get the hang of it all again, but I have a lot planned and around 28968758375 bookmarks filled with exquisite eye candy and plenty of the ever useful Wurzeltod® household wisdom to last until the Apolapoclapocalypse which will take place in exactly... *checks iCal* ... two years. Yay!

I have also been doing quite a lot of thinking (yes, it hurt like hell!) since the beginning of the new year and I came to the conclusion that even though the WurzelAlmanacs™ project will happen one fine day, having an exhibition space is more important to me. So I'm currently looking for UK creatives who are in the same boat, i.e. imploding with ideas and desperately wanting to open a space/studio/shop/salon but lacking the cash monehs.

I will find you and things will be awesome. :D

Anyways, on to some recent exhibitions on this lovely planet that are worth visiting. Some of the shows I announced over on Tumblr are still running, btw, so go have a look what's on in your area.


Life before Death - Elmira Sang Bastian, 14th January 2004/23rd March 2004 by Walter Schels, 100 x 100 cm each

First up is Medicine and Art at Mori Art in Tokyo where good old Monsieur Henry Wellcome from up in Euston shares some of his breathtaking collection with the Japanistani who always had a very refined taste in and unquenchable thirst for the medically macabre.

And who could blame them?


Installation view Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

The poetically entitled Medicine and Art: Imagining a Future for Life and Love will remain on show until the end of February.


L'Hospice / The Nursing Home by Gilles Barbier, 2002. Six wax figures, television, various elements, dimension variable (installation view)

On show: November 28, 2009 - February 28, 2010

Address: Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (53F), 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN, Tel: +81-3-5777-8600 (HELLO DIAL) | Map

Gallery hours: Wed - Mon: 10 AM - 10 PM, Tue: 10 AM - 5 PM

Admission: ¥1,500

Installation views

ArtInfo feature

by suzanne_tumblr on November 24th, 2009

Skeleton Performing Zazen on Waves by Maruyama Okyo, c.1787, ink on paper, Daijoji Temple, Hyogo, Japan