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'Koji Kakinuma: Exploring Calligraphy'

Nov 27, 2013

'Koji Kakinuma: Exploring Calligraphy'

by Jordan Sievers

Featuring works of contemporary calligrapher Koji Kakinuma, this exhibition focuses on shodō (japanese calligraphy) style, showcasing the artist’s modern twist on the classic art form. Koji is well known for his strong reverence for traditional Japanese calligraphy, but it is his unique modern aesthetic ...

'Kawase Hasui'

Nov 20, 2013

'Kawase Hasui'

by Jordan Sievers

Japanese painter Hasui Kawase (1883-1957) was a prominent artist of the shin-hanga (new prints) style. After studying ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) and nihonga (Japanese-style painting) under Kiyokata Kaburagi, he quickly became particularly well known for his skill at landscapes and scenic settings. This exhibition is ...

'Darren Almond  Second Thoughts'

Nov 13, 2013

'Darren Almond Second Thoughts'

by Jordan Sievers

London-based artist Darren Almond’s work covers a broad spectrum of mediums, including video, painting, photography and installation. His pieces are visually stimulating and invite viewers to think about the relationship between the scientific concept of time and how humans actually perceive it. His work ...

'Art and literature in Japan 1926-1936'

Oct 30, 2013

'Art and literature in Japan 1926-1936'

by Jordan Sievers

Early 20th-century Japan experienced changes in both its political and sociological structures that, as the Showa Era (1926-1989) progressed, helped creative disciplines flourish. The 20th-century thus became a period of artistic and literary renaissance that paved the way for emerging trends and movements, which ...

'Seeking for Utopia'

Oct 23, 2013

'Seeking for Utopia'

by Jordan Sievers

From the October Revolution of 1917 through the 1930s, the promise of Utopia within the USSR was an important ideology in the development of the nation. As such a central theme to society, it naturally also became a focus of Russian art. On loan ...