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'Roppongi Crossing 2013:  Out of Doubt'

Sep 18, 2013

'Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt'

by Jordan Sievers

Returning for a fourth time since its first installment in 2004, the “Roppongi Crossing” series of exhibitions aim to provide an extensive overview of the current contemporary Japanese art scene. For 2013, the state of modern Japanese art is explored through works influenced by ...

'Sengai and the World of Zen'

Sep 18, 2013

'Sengai and the World of Zen'

by Jordan Sievers

During his life as a monk, Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was admired for not only his artistic ability but also his modesty and simplistic way of life. Despite his social status, he chose to don an everyday black robe instead of one of distinguished purple ...

'Arakawa Africa 4'

Sep 18, 2013

'Arakawa Africa 4'

by Jordan Sievers

Although the Arakawa district of Tokyo and Africa are thousands of kilometers apart, the two locations do, perhaps surprisingly, share some commonalities in their culture and landscape. As part of the Asahi Art Festival, “Arakawa Africa” bridges the gap between the two peoples by ...

'Light and Illumination'

Sep 18, 2013

'Light and Illumination'

by Jordan Sievers

Light is an integral aspect of all forms of artistic expression, whether it’s portrayed in paintings, captured in ceramic glazes or created as man-made illuminations. This exhibition displays some of the most famous artistic expressions of light by many of the world’s most-respected artists. ...