'Kyosai: Master Painter and His Student Josiah Conder'

Jun 30, 2015

'Kyosai: Master Painter and His Student Josiah Conder'

June 27-Sept. 6 The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo is honoring architect Josiah Conder (1852-1920), the designer of the museum, with an exhibition that focuses on his relationship with the popular ukiyo-e painter Kyosai Kawanabe (1831-1889). At the invitation of the Meiji government, Conder arrived ...

'Banditi dell'Arte'

Jun 30, 2015

'Banditi dell'Arte'

June 26-July 20 “Banditi dell’Arte” is Italian for “Bandits of Art,” a title given to this exhibition by curator Gustavo Giacosa, who chose it because the term “banditi” usually refers to a lone wolf, or unconventional practices. The artists featured in the exhibition have ...

'Funakoshi Katsura: A Sphinx in Myself'

Jun 30, 2015

'Funakoshi Katsura: A Sphinx in Myself'

June 27-Aug. 30 Rather than follow the Western standard of figurative sculpture and representing the entire body, Katsura Funakoshi — one of Japan’s most renowned sculptors — prefers to create and focus on the details of upper torsos. Since the 1990s, Funakoshi has worked ...

'Ghost in the Shell' prequel fleshes out characters' origins

Jun 25, 2015

'Ghost in the Shell' prequel fleshes out characters' origins

Internationally renowned sci-fi anime series “Ghost in the Shell” is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new prequel, “Ghost in the Shell: The Movie.” Originally written by Masamune Shirow as a comic, the series had a strong impact on the cyberpunk subgenre of sci-fi, ...

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

Jun 16, 2015

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

June 23-Sept. 23 The southwest French port town of Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine, is also known as Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) because of its crescent-shaped coastline that facilitated overseas trade since the Roman Empire. Having developed a ...

'Motion Science'

Jun 16, 2015

'Motion Science'

June 19-Sept. 27 Creative director Seiichi Hishikawa, known for his work on TV commercials and the opening visuals for NHK historical dramas, curated this unusual exhibition for 21_21 Design Sight. As the title “Motion Science” suggests, this exhibition features works that bring movement to ...