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'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

Nov 3, 2015

'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

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Oct. 31-March 6 The Mori Art Museum is holding a special solo exhibition of contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. It has been 14 years since Murakami’s last large-scale exhibition in Japan, though he has been continually internationally praised, working on giant installations at prestigious venues, ...

'Yoko Ono: From My Window'

Nov 3, 2015

'Yoko Ono: From My Window'

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Nov. 8-Feb. 14 Though particularly famous for her Plastic Ono Band and being John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, has been involved in many creative fields over the past 60 years. She was a pioneer of conceptual art, using poetry as the core of her ...

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

Oct 20, 2015

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

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Oct. 24-Nov. 29 The Watari-Um (Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) first held an exhibition of the French artist and photographer known as “JR” in 2013. For that show the museum’s exterior was covered with his giant monochrome photographs. This current exhibition displays three new ...

'Architect Frank Gehry: I Have an Idea'

Oct 13, 2015

'Architect Frank Gehry: I Have an Idea'

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Oct. 16-Feb. 7 Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, known for designing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and more recently the Fondation Louis Vuitton building, is the focus of 21_21 Design Sight’s new exhibition. Art-directed by architect Tsuyoshi Tane, who is currently working on a redesign ...

'3 Paintings And'

Oct 6, 2015

'3 Paintings And'

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Oct. 9-Oct. 24 German illustrator and painter Michael Sowa, who has won numerous art prizes, including the Olaf Gulbransson Prize in 1995 and the Berlin Book Prize for children’s literature in 2004, is best known for his surreal but whimsical works. “Visit,” an oil ...

'Tsukuhae'

Sep 15, 2015

'Tsukuhae'

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Sept. 19-Nov. 3 When Tokyo Station was established in 1914, three art students — Kyokichi Tanaka, Shizuo Fujimori and Koshiro Onchi — launched a magazine called Tsukuhae, which means reflection of the moon. In keeping with its title, the magazine featured the three artists’ ...

'Rhus Verniciflua: Bosco Sodi'

Sep 8, 2015

'Rhus Verniciflua: Bosco Sodi'

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Sept. 11-Oct. 10. Scai the Bathhouse, a contemporary art gallery famously known for its utilization of the former Kashiwayu public bathhouse, is featuring the work of New York-based Mexican artist Bosco Sodi. Sodi is known for using materials derived from natural sources, including sawdust ...