One of the great things about the Setouchi Triennale is that I get to learn more and experience more art. I’ve mentioned before that I really am a regular Canadian boy. A “kick around kind of guy”. A kid who grew up playing street hockey in the snow. An uncultured barbarian more comfortable with beer and pizza than foie gras and escargot.

So, with that in mind, I also hope that you do not expect great insights into the meaning of art, coming from me, especially contemporary art. I just know if I like something, or if I respond to something, or if I experience something when I see it. The nice thing about all the artists I have met is that they are totally okay with that. That makes art fun. That makes art meaningful. And beautiful.

I’m happy to introduce to you on this blog Mai Yamashita and Naoto Kobayashi. They are slated to be bringing their talents to the Setouchi Triennale this year and I am quite excited, especially after seeing their work on their super cool website. Go here now:

I really enjoyed looking at their artwork, and now am encouraged to see their exhibits next time I am in Tokyo, and if you are in Tokyo you can go there too! Here is where you can see their work: , and information about access to the museum is here:

I will leave you to check out their work, and also for you to look at this video that they made. I love it.