The Art of Naoshima

Cycling around the small perimeter of Naoshima Island you see the ocean hold light and the experience becomes otherworldly, even spiritual.

 

Set in the Seto Inland Sea, the Japanese island is a world-famous site for contemporary art. Largely shaped by the designs of Osaka architect Tadao Ando, Naoshima is a singular collection of works and museums that marry art, architecture, nature and life. Give yourself two days to experience Naoshima and see these art highlights:

 

The Art of Naoshima

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  • Chichu Art Museum

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    a subterranean museum that houses work by James Turrell, Walter De Maria and Claude Monet.

  • Art House Project

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    A group of seven traditional buildings that have be en transformed into art installations.

  • Benesse House

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    It isn’t just within the museum walls—it also lives on the grounds around the complex, on the beach and in the forest.

  • I♥湯 Naoshima Bath

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    While soaking, visitors take in an explosion of color and pop imagery, including vintage advertising and animal life.

For the full story, check the print issue Hayo No. 1: South!

 

Words and Photography by Megan Lau.

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