Kirsten Dunst: Turning Japanese

The historic Nelson Mandela anthem, Kirsten Dunst in anime costume, a lot of NTS radio and more in our look at music this week

This past Wednesday, we hit Parisian club Silencio’s pop-up at Art Basel Miami Beach, where Pharrell and Takashi Murakami curated a set of the Japanese visual artist’s films from his most recent “Jellyfish Eyes” to 2009’s “Akihabara Majokko Princess.” The latter—which exhibited at London’s Tate Modern museum—is the pop artist’s attempt to blend highbrow and lowbrow art. Directed by Hollywood-famous McG, it features Kirsten Dunst singing a cover of The Vapor’s “Turning Japanese,” complete in anime costume, walking the streets of Akihabara. Whether you consider it to be museum-worthy or not, it’s a hypnotic four minutes that’s just as entertaining as it is bizarre.