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Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

Dec 6, 2016

Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

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Dec. 10-Feb. 12 Pottery is a complicated process involving mixing and fine-tuning clay, creating and refining vessels or sculptures, and then developing and applying glazes before firing. Though glazing is one of the final steps of pottery that is often used to decorative effect, ...

Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

Nov 29, 2016

Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

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Until Jan. 29 Cubism, of which Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Georges Braque (1882-1963) were important leaders, is said to have had a stronger influence on later artists than any other movement of the same period. In Japan, it inspired artists from the 1910s to ...

Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

Nov 29, 2016

Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

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Dec.1-25 Picture-book author Mirocomachiko themes many of her works around animals and plants, which she depicts using her own unique form of expression involving boldly painted bright colors and simple language. As an artist, she has had solo exhibitions in Australia, Finland and Britain, ...

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

Oct 18, 2016

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

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Oct. 22-Jan. 15 The Play is a Kansai-based art collective — whose members are constantly changing — that has been staging art happenings since 1967. The collective currently comprises five members: Ikemizu Keiichi, Kobayashi Shinichi, Suzuki Yoshinobu, Nii Seiji and Miki Tetsuo. Its projects ...

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

Oct 11, 2016

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

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Oct. 15-Nov. 27 Sakamoto Ryoma, undoubtedly one of Japan’s most influential and revered historical figures, played an essential role in the overthrow of the Edo Period (1603-1868) feudal shogunate, and helped pave the way toward the establishment of the Meiji government. A popular swordsman, ...

Body/Play/Politics

Sep 20, 2016

Body/Play/Politics

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Oct. 1-Dec. 14 In this ambitious contemporary art showcase, the Yokohama Museum of Art links our perception of the human body to history and societal expectations, while looking toward the future in anticipation of fresh artistic concepts. Covering the representation of the human body, ...