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For Hanna Lange's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Flying Expressions from  the New Collection'

Feb 19, 2014

'Flying Expressions from the New Collection'

This exhibition focuses on the different forms of artistic expression of Maki Yamashita (1890-1973), Ryonosuke Shimomura (1923-1998) and Jun Tsukawaki (1952-), whose works were acquired by the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, in 2012. Yamashita is known for his “re-coating” technique for his ...

'MOT Annual 2014: Fragments — Incomplete Beginnings'

Feb 12, 2014

'MOT Annual 2014: Fragments — Incomplete Beginnings'

This is the 13th of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo’s annual exhibitions that showcase young Japanese artists and new trends in contemporary art. This year, six artists and artist groups have created works that fall under the theme of “fragments.” Their interpretations of ...

'Island View:  Why Artists Focus on Islands'

Feb 12, 2014

'Island View: Why Artists Focus on Islands'

More of an observation than a scholarly title, this exhibition, organized by Tokyo Wonder Site gallery with the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, explores a recent trend of young artists choosing “islands” as a topic for their work. Some of the artists ...

'Changes in Lifestyle: Showa Era Food and Kitchens'

Feb 12, 2014

'Changes in Lifestyle: Showa Era Food and Kitchens'

Every year, the Akashi City Museum of Culture presents a “Changes of Lifestyle” exhibition showcasing aspects of life during the Showa Era (1926-1989). Designed to teach children and teenagers about recent history as well as help them visualize the life of their parents, grandparents ...

'Hina Dolls of  the Mitsui Family'

Feb 5, 2014

'Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family'

In Japan, girls are traditionally given hina doll sets, which are put on display throughout the Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Festival) season in March each year. Usually, each girl of the family will receive her own set, which she keeps throughout her life. This exhibition displays ...

'Prelude Exhibition — William Kentridge:  The Refusal of Time'

Feb 5, 2014

'Prelude Exhibition — William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time'

“The Refusal of Time” is a collaborative work between South-African artist William Kentridge and science historian Peter Galison. A five-channel video installation with a complex sound system, this large-scale installation presents Kentridge’s innovative animation and a large “breathing machine” sculpture called an “elephant.” The ...