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For Mark Jarnes's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Body/Play/Politics

Sep 20, 2016

Body/Play/Politics

Oct. 1-Dec. 14 In this ambitious contemporary art showcase, the Yokohama Museum of Art links our perception of the human body to history and societal expectations, while looking toward the future in anticipation of fresh artistic concepts. Covering the representation of the human body, ...

Dutch Modern Design: Rietveld / Bruna / Ado

Sep 13, 2016

Dutch Modern Design: Rietveld / Bruna / Ado

Sept. 17-Nov. 23 During the late 19th to mid-20th-century, the Netherlands gained a global reputation as a center for innovative design — a position it maintains today. An exploration of Dutch design, this exhibition focuses on three great designers of that modern era: furniture ...

Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

Sep 13, 2016

Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

Sept. 17-Jan. 15 While still in his 20s, Leonard Foujita (1886-1968) left Japan to settle in France, where, as a prolific painter, he quickly became a darling of the Parisian art world. Living through both World War I and II, Foujita painted a range ...

Jiro Yoshihara: Leader of Gutai — Seeking for the New

Sep 13, 2016

Jiro Yoshihara: Leader of Gutai — Seeking for the New

Sept. 17-Nov. 27 In 1954, Jiro Yoshihara (1905-1972), a self-taught painter, founded the Gutai Art Association, a postwar avant-garde collective with a radical focus on originality and individualism. The word “gutai,” translates to “concreteness” and represented the members’ passion for freedom of expression through ...