Sep 042011
 



 
3331 Arts Chiyoda is one of the newest large galleries in Tokyo. Occupying the renovated building of the old Rensei Junior High School, it boast three stories of gallery and workshop spaces. It is located close to Akihabara in Chiyoda-ku (duh!). Many small individual galleries are housed inside 3331 Arts Chiyoda, promoting the exchange of creative ideas between the various artists and curators.

Not totally unlike the Design Festa they had a special event where many people get the opportunity to present their artwork. Unlike the DF, the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011 is more artistic in nature and not as much arts & crafts. Several hundred artists and performers presented their work to the public (admission was free) and I walked around and snapped some pictures of the things I saw this Sunday.

One of the main exhibition halls in 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
One of the main exhibition halls in 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
Hundreds of small pictures of the ''Dream Planet'' (ユメミる惑星) artwork.
Hundreds of small pictures of the ''Dream Planet'' (ユメミる惑星) artwork.
Some Japanese paintings by various artists at the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011.
Some Japanese paintings by various artists at the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011.
The style of the presented artworks was very different, here the ''Happy Adventure'' crayon triptych.
The style of the presented artworks was very different, here the ''Happy Adventure'' crayon triptych.
A weird sculpture of a man resting in a shoe.
A weird sculpture of a man resting in a shoe.
Another look around inside the 3331 Arts Chiyoda exhibition space during the Chiyoda Arts Fair.
Another look around inside the 3331 Arts Chiyoda exhibition space during the Chiyoda Arts Fair.
A large plastic dodecahedron with a doll inside.
A large plastic dodecahedron with a doll inside.
Lots of colorful paintings displayed in 3331 Chiyoda Arts.
Lots of colorful paintings displayed in 3331 Chiyoda Arts.
A Fukushima-inspired installation with a radioactive waste container at Chiyoda Arts.
A Fukushima-inspired installation with a radioactive waste container at Chiyoda Arts.
A Japanese wood sculpture displayed inside the 3331 Arts Chiyoda gallery.
A Japanese wood sculpture displayed inside the 3331 Arts Chiyoda gallery.
A moving shadowgraph with a nude women riding on a broom.
A moving shadowgraph with a nude women riding on a broom.
A weird moose/pig head trophy at the Chiyoda Art Festival.
A weird moose/pig head trophy at the Chiyoda Art Festival.
A group of performers dressed in black suits with red faux fur wigs at the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011.
A group of performers dressed in black suits with red faux fur wigs at the Chiyoda Art Festival 2011.
Another thought-provoking sculpture of two schoolgirls.
Another thought-provoking sculpture of two schoolgirls.
Translucent blue plastic was used to design this piece of artwork.
Translucent blue plastic was used to design this piece of artwork.
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