Benesse Art Site Naoshima offers a unique environmental and architectural context to experience art. Remotely located in the Seto Inland Sea, Japan, it hosts a collection of museums and art installations embedded in pristine nature. For instance, Chichu Art Museum Naoshima displays the works of Claude Monet, Walter De Maria and James Turrell in a building created by Tadao Ando. Teshima Art Museum showcases the work of Rei Naito within a structure designed by Ryue Nishizawa.
As we all know, art is responded to with emotion rather than intellectual reason. In this regard, the experience of Benesse Art Site Naoshima is a profoundly elusive one. For once, we are happy that photography on site is largely prohibited, eliminating any possibility for us to spoiler your stay in the Seto Inland Sea.
Cover image shows entrance to Chichu Art Museum.