SOIL Pioneer Square
March 1–31, Thursdays–Sundays, 11 am–4 pm, ended Mar 31, 2018
Recommended by Joule Zelman
The Art Beasties collective spans continents, with members in Seattle (Junko Yamamoto, Yuki Nakamura, and Paul Komada), New York, London, and Tokyo who collaborate via Skype. For this exhibition, inspired by the metaphorical passage of the Olympic flame from Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, the members have created art about the beloved/notorious international competition. According to their sensibilities, the artists depict the effect of the next summer games as "positively enthusiastic to pessimistically dystopian." Odds are you won't be able to see Art Beasties' show at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum this June, so catch them here as they ponder whether the sporting ceremonies will burden or elevate the city.