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'No More Negative Space: James Jarvis'

May 5, 2015

'No More Negative Space: James Jarvis'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

April 25-May 31 London-based graphic designer James Jarvis is well known for his collaborations with Coca-Cola, MTV, Nike and Sony, as well as for creating Martin, the popular mascot of fashion brand Silas. He started out as a designer for London’s influential skateboard shop ...

'Sony Design: Making Modern'

May 5, 2015

'Sony Design: Making Modern'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

April 29-June 14 To celebrate last month’s release of the design book “Sony Design: Making Modern,” printed by New York’s Rizzoli International Publications, Sony, one of Japan’s biggest electronics companies, is holding an exhibition at their event space Opus. The show features products from ...

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

Apr 21, 2015

'Simple Forms: Contemplating Beauty'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

April 25-July 5 In 19th and early 20th-century Europe, advances in the fields of mathematics, mechanical engineering, biology, geology and archaeology brought about a new appreciation of “simple forms,” which led to notable influences on modern art. This exhibition — a collection of works ...

'Jim Lambie: Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set'

Apr 14, 2015

'Jim Lambie: Sun Rise Sun Ra Sun Set'

by Natsumi Toida

April 11-June 21 This is a solo exhibition of Scottish contemporary artist Jim Lambie, who was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2005 and has become well known for colorful installations constructed from everyday materials, including aluminum sheets, mirrors and vinyl tape. As a ...

'Rene Magritte'

Mar 19, 2015

'Rene Magritte'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

March 25-June 29 It’s been 13 years since the last large-scale Rene Magritte (1898-1967) exhibition was held in Japan. Regarded as one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Magritte made the familiar unfamiliar by using ordinary subjects in unusual and thought-provoking ...