'Theo Jansen'

/ Jul 18, 2017

'Theo Jansen'

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July 15-Sept. 18 Nick-named the "Leonardo da Vinci of the 21st Century," Dutch contemporary artist Theo Jansen creates works inspired by biological evolution. Since the 1990s, he has been building "Strandbeests," giant wind-powered kinetic sculptures made of intricate frameworks of recycled plastic. Although his "Strandbeests" were ...

/ Jul 11, 2017

'Yoshitomo Nara: For Better or Worse'

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July 15-Sept. 24 Yoshitomo Nara established his internationally renowned style of cartoon-like characters while living in Germany from the 1980s to the mid-'90s. His early works, he says, were derived from childhood memories and feelings of solitude while growing up in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture. ...

'O Jun × Tanada Koji: Semegu'

/ Jul 4, 2017

'O Jun × Tanada Koji: Semegu'

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July 8-Aug. 27 O Jun and Koji Tanada first met in 1997 and have been inspiring each other ever since. O Jun is known for works featuring nonfigurative motifs expressed through pencil, crayon, watercolors and oils, while Tanada is renowned for sculptures that are carved ...

'The Colorful World of Ceramics'

/ Jun 20, 2017

'The Colorful World of Ceramics'

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June 20-Sept. 24 Colors are not just for aesthetics in art — they stimulate the imagination and often help understand the artwork itself. For ceramics, color is a fundamental part of a work's form and expression, making the creation of and use of glazes, as ...

'So Kuramoto Exhibition: Voice of Forest'

/ Jun 13, 2017

'So Kuramoto Exhibition: Voice of Forest'

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June 16-Aug. 20 This exhibition offers an opportunity to see the personal artwork of script and screenplay writer So Kuramoto, who has produced numerous masterpieces, including the 1980s hit TV show "From the Northern Country." Based in Furano in Hokkaido, Kuramoto focuses on nature, creating colorful ...

'Japan Alps Art Festival 2017'

/ May 30, 2017

'Japan Alps Art Festival 2017'

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June 4-July 30 Located in the northwest of Nagano Prefecture and surrounded by abundant nature, the city of Omachi is often nicknamed the "Entrance of the Japan Alps." "The Japan Alps Festival 2017" — directed by Fram Kitagawa, the curator behind the popular "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale" ...