Natasha Vik

For Natasha Vik's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Hayami Gyoshu and the Elite of the Japan Art Institute'

Aug 7, 2013

'Hayami Gyoshu and the Elite of the Japan Art Institute'

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Japan Fine Arts Institute (Inten) the Yamatane Museum of Art’s new exhibition showcases the work of Hayami Gyoshu and and other important nihnonga (Japanese-style) painters. Through the work of a number of prominent Inten artists, ...

'Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan 'In-Habit: Project Another Country''

Jul 31, 2013

'Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan "In-Habit: Project Another Country"'

Husband-and-wife team Isabel and Alfredo Aquilizan present “In-Habit,” an installation and multimedia exhibit inspired by the Badjao indigenous people of their native Philippines. Utilizing scaffolding and cardboard boxes to create a small-scale replica shanty town, the Brisbane, Australia-based duo’s work incorporates video and music ...

August Live

Jul 24, 2013

August Live

For those people who can’t take time off work for any of this month’s major music festivals, there are still plenty of options for live music across the country. In particular, this month promises some great gigs for jazz enthusiasts. At the start of ...

All of Okinawa is a stage for Kijimuna Festa

Jul 18, 2013

All of Okinawa is a stage for Kijimuna Festa

Parents who have tried to take their children on museum outings might recognize what a formidable challenge it can be to get them excited about traditional arts. Kijimuna Festa, a theater festival in Okinawa for children and young adults, was founded with this issue ...

'The Mediterranean World:  The Collections from the Louvre'

Jul 17, 2013

'The Mediterranean World: The Collections from the Louvre'

In a special exhibition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum is showcasing masterpieces of Mediterranean art from all eight curatorial departments of the Louvre. Some 200 works from the collection of the world-famous museum in Paris will be on display, including items from ancient Greece ...

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

Jul 17, 2013

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

The Kawasaki City Museum has a tradition of creating exhibitions that explore the relationship between technology and art, and this one, coinciding with the museum’s 25th anniversary, is no exception. As society becomes progressively more wired, and the Internet a common way to connect ...