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 ...

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

Sep 6, 2016

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

Sept. 10-Nov. 20 In a match made in manga heaven, two of Japan’s most popular illustrators have combined their portfolios for an upcoming exhibition that is sure to please manga, anime and art fans. Leiji Matsumoto is best known for his space operas, such ...

Net TV in Japan: Full stream ahead?

Sep 3, 2016

Net TV in Japan: Full stream ahead?

As consumers move away from regular terrestrial TV toward online video content, it appears that the domestic TV industry itself needs to undergo its own paradigm shift.

'Modern Genre Painting'

Aug 30, 2016

'Modern Genre Painting'

Sept. 3-Oct. 23 “Genre painting,” the depiction of ordinary people in domestic situations and everyday activities, is ambiguous in nature. This exhibition sheds light on the varied topics and content of modern genre painting by featuring five different themes that cover landscapes, cities, artists’ ...

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

Aug 30, 2016

'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'

Sept. 3-Nov. 13 For the opening exhibition of the rebranded Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (formerly the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography), acclaimed Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto asks us to reflect on our way of life and how it affects the environment. The New York-based ...

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

Aug 30, 2016

'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'

Sept. 7-Oct. 30 This upcoming exhibition celebrating Japan’s Meiji Era (1868-1912) aims to live up to its name by setting out to amaze even the most erudite of art and culture fans. More than 100 works of traditional crafts from Meiji Japan — including ...