ART: REMARKABLE SPACES – TESHIMA YOKOO HOUSE
ART: REMARKABLE SPACES
Champ Magazine Issue #8
TESHIMA YOKOO HOUSE
Location: Naoshima, Shikoku, Japan
Photo: 豊島横尾館 写真:山本糾
Teshima Yokoo House, Photo:Tadasu Yamamoto
The works of Japanese artist Tadanori Yokoo are celebrated in 3 rejuvenated traditional
Japanese wooden one-story houses, dedicated to the renowned artist and his works.
The over-all redesign by architect Yuko Nagayama and associates, highlight Yokoo’s artworks in the
three locations all directly alongside the other, almost intertwined, and each perfectly executed. A perfect example working harmoniously with their surroundings, to showcase the eleven paintings and numerous installations.
The atmosphere is surreal, reflected by the mirrors and hypercolour featured in many of Tadanori Yokoo’s artworks.
His works harmoniously integrate with the architectural structure and interior,
and comfortably resolve with the now existing, but now renovated, traditional Japanese home.
Between the three houses, a garden allows the visitor to peacefully venture through the museum
and take time to connect with each work. Even the visitor restroom is a sight to experience!
Also found in the Seto Inland Sea, the location of the museum on Teshima Island couldn’t be more fitting.
You can find Teshima Yokoo House featured in our current Issue #8 of CHAMP Magazine.