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'Island View:  Why Artists Focus on Islands'

Feb 12, 2014

'Island View: Why Artists Focus on Islands'

by Hanna Lange

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 ...

'Hina Dolls of  the Mitsui Family'

Feb 5, 2014

'Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family'

by Hanna Lange

In Japan, girls are traditionally given hina doll sets, which are put on display throughout the Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Festival) season in March each year. Usually, each girl of the family will receive her own set, which she keeps throughout her life. This exhibition displays ...

Jan 29, 2014

'Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal'

by Hanna Lange

When most people think of Pop Art, they visualize the colorful Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol. But how many of us get the opportunity to see the original? As the largest Warhol exhibition ever to be presented in Japan, “15 Minutes Eternal” is ...

'Pre-Raphaelites:  Victorian Avant Garde'

Jan 22, 2014

'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde'

by Hanna Lange

In London, 1848, a group of young pioneering artists began to shake the mid-19th-century British art world by combining rebellion and revivalism with scientific precision and the imagination. They took inspiration from early Renaissance painting and willfully challenged artistic conventions, calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite ...

'The Masterpieces of Nihonga'

Jan 22, 2014

'The Masterpieces of Nihonga'

by Hanna Lange

This exhibition of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) is divided into various themes and comprises works from the late 19th century to today, collected from 60 different locations in Japan. Highlights include a display of six designated Important Cultural Properties, one of which depicts the Buddhist ...