Sunny Hills, Tokyo © Naoya Fuiji / Flickr

During a recent visit to Sydney for the Art Gallery of NSW Society’s ‘More than Meets the Eye’ lecture, ArtsPeople Director Kathryn Hunyor was interviewed by the Australian Financial Review’s Jane Albert for their Life and Leisure section.

Using the Kengo Kuma-designed Sunnyhills Taiwanese pineapple cake shop’s “joins from hell” as an example of the revitalisation of traditional forms in contemporary design, the article details Hunyor’s perspective on Japan’s re-engagement with its own cultural traditions.

Observing a shift from strong “Western aesthetic” influences, to a greater engagement and celebration of Japan’s own unique aesthetic sensibility, the article explains why ArtsPeople is excited about the future of art, architecture and design in Japan.

Read the full article here.

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