Momoiro Clover Z to open for Lady Gaga on tour

Jul 7, 2014

Momoiro Clover Z to open for Lady Gaga on tour

Idol group Momoiro Clover Z has been selected by Lady Gaga to be the opening act for one of her Japanese performances next month. The pop star’s “ArtRave: The Artpop Ball” tour is set to hit QVC Marine Field in Chiba on Aug. 13 ...

'Binette Schroeder: The Beautiful Fantasy World'

Jul 3, 2014

'Binette Schroeder: The Beautiful Fantasy World'

Though it was her childhood dream to be a children’s book illustrator, German artist Binette Schroeder began as a graphic designer and portrait photographer, developing skills and styles that were to later influence her work. When her debut children’s book, “Lupinchen,” was published in ...

'Koji Suzuki'

Jun 18, 2014

'Koji Suzuki'

“Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Where’s Waldo?” — these world-renowned children’s books feature some of the most vivid and unforgettable illustrations that retain places in the hearts of readers all the way into adulthood. In Japan, Koji Suzuki is ...

'Vallotton: Fire Beneath the Ice'

Jun 11, 2014

'Vallotton: Fire Beneath the Ice'

In 1914, Swiss artist Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) was rejected by the French army because of his age. Unable to fight, he chose to express his feelings about World War I in what became one of his most-famous works, the wood-print series “This is War.” ...

'Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume'

Jun 11, 2014

'Ballets Russes: The Art of Costume'

Russian ballet group Ballets Russes, founded by renown impresario and art critic Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) was not an ordinary troupe. It collaborated with many young individuals from various disciplines, including artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, composer Igor Stravinsky and designer Coco ...

Shelling's 'Aquarium Sympathy' provides a soundtrack to rainy days

Jun 10, 2014

Shelling's 'Aquarium Sympathy' provides a soundtrack to rainy days

When Shelling takes the stage at an ambient-drone gig at an art gallery in Tokyo’s Okubo neighborhood, one thing sets them apart — the synthesizers. Singer-guitarist Aya Sato almost whispers her vocals, and guitarist Shota Ishihara draws out chords in a classic shoegaze style, ...