Friday, July 30, 2010


My friends Andy and Christa are in Yokohama this summer doing an art residency at BankART 1929, near Bashamichi station.
(photo from Christa's blog)

Two warehouse floors on the water are busting with artists of every stripe, doing various things from making plastic bottle sculptures to video installations to drawings to performance art.

The opening for their work is tomorrow/tonight, Friday July 30th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is 500 yen. The work will be available for viewing until August 5th. Go check out contemporary art in a cool location and a great space!

Try 80*80, a local food restaurant (80% of their food comes from within 80 kilometers of the café), or La Tenda Rossa, a little Italian joint with great pizza, both within a few blocks of the studio.


  1. Mmmm that 80*80 place sounds good and a nice idea. Enjoy your arty soiree :-)

  2. Thanks - it was very cool. The bus restaurant on the riverbank is worth checking out, and there was a guy in a Christmas light suit.

  3. hey Selena, thanks so much for coming out last night! It was great to see you again (and meet Kevin finally too).

    As for 80*80, I think the Ratatouille is tasty!

  4. 80*80 - sounds local and 'lekker'! (South Africanism that means 'great')


  5. Andy, thanks for showing me a rad place!

    Jdrama, I know lekker! My Dutch friends taught it to me to mean delicious. My German friends use the word too! I guess it works across a few languages :)