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‘Island View: Why Artists Focus on Islands’

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

by Hanna Lange

Staff Writer

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 grew up on islands, some explore the function of islands in today’s society, while others have chosen to work or live on them. Each artist presents his or her own interpretation and way of illustrating the theme, and all have discovered something about themselves in the process; Feb. 19-March 7.

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free admission. Closed March 3. 03-5689-5331; www.tobikan.jp