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'Primordial Violence'

Oct 20, 2015

'Primordial Violence'

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Oct. 24-Nov. 28 It has been six years since contemporary artist Tomoko Konoike held a large-scale exhibition, and during that time she has reconsidered the value of art. After experiencing the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake she came to believe that all man-made things ...

'Matsutani Currents'

Oct 13, 2015

'Matsutani Currents'

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Oct. 10-Dec. 6 Takesada Matsutani was a member of Kansai’s renowned but controversial Gutai Art Association, which challenged conventional definitions of art. Strongly influenced by the Gutai leader Jiro Yoshihara, Matsutani often used glue for his surrealist and abstract expressionist paintings. After winning the ...

'The Contemporary 2: Who Interprets the World?'

Sep 15, 2015

'The Contemporary 2: Who Interprets the World?'

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Sept. 19-Dec. 13 Part of a series of exhibitions titled “The Contemporary,” ” Who Interprets the World?” is the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa’s autumn and winter edition. Showcasing pieces by contemporary artists from around the world, including Nigeria-based El Anatsui, Shilpa ...

'Beacon 2015: Look Up!'

Sep 8, 2015

'Beacon 2015: Look Up!'

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Sept. 10-Oct. 12 Beacon is a collaborative video installation project, featuring the work of artists who were were part of the third IAMAS Artist File — a series of exhibitions run by the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences and held at the ...

'5th Anniversary Festival!!'

Aug 4, 2015

'5th Anniversary Festival!!'

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Aug. 10-30 Yoshimi Arts is celebrating its fifth anniversary with an exhibition that looks back on its history via the works of artists who have held opening shows there. The artists represented include Miki Sato, who was the first to hold an exhibition at ...

'Bakemono'

Jul 28, 2015

'Bakemono'

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Aug. 1-Sept. 13 “Bakemono” is a Japanese term to describe imaginary monsters, which in Japan have a long history in religion and culture. Traditional festivals, for example, feature creatures such as namahage demons, as well as rituals, including shishi-mai lion dancing, and the love ...

'War and Postwar: The Prism of the Times'

Jul 14, 2015

'War and Postwar: The Prism of the Times'

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July 18-Jan. 31 To mark the anniversary of the end of World War II, the Izu Photo Museum is showcasing a wide selection of both war and postwar photojournalism and propaganda posters. A collaboration with the Japan Camera Industry Institute, the exhibition features well-known ...