During a recent trip to Japan, we stumbled across Art House Project, an ongoing art initiative on Naoshima, an island rich with museums, installations and sculptures – including Yayoi Kusama’s landmark pumpkin on the pier – that sits 678 kilometres south of Tokyo and has become somewhat of a pilgrimage for art devotees. The project involves artists transforming abandoned houses into works of art, weaving in the history of the period when the buildings were lived in. We were particularly blown away by light and space extraordinaire James Turrell and Tadao Ando's piece, 'Backside of the Moon', which left our senses in total disarray. (If we say anymore, we'll ruin it but, trust us, it's well worth a visit…).
Check out Art Setouchi 2017 for the full programme of art hosted across 12 islands.