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The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

Oct 18, 2016

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

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Oct. 22-Jan. 15 The Play is a Kansai-based art collective — whose members are constantly changing — that has been staging art happenings since 1967. The collective currently comprises five members: Ikemizu Keiichi, Kobayashi Shinichi, Suzuki Yoshinobu, Nii Seiji and Miki Tetsuo. Its projects ...

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

Oct 11, 2016

Sakamoto Ryoma: Japan's Favorite Hero

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Oct. 15-Nov. 27 Sakamoto Ryoma, undoubtedly one of Japan’s most influential and revered historical figures, played an essential role in the overthrow of the Edo Period (1603-1868) feudal shogunate, and helped pave the way toward the establishment of the Meiji government. A popular swordsman, ...

Body/Play/Politics

Sep 20, 2016

Body/Play/Politics

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Oct. 1-Dec. 14 In this ambitious contemporary art showcase, the Yokohama Museum of Art links our perception of the human body to history and societal expectations, while looking toward the future in anticipation of fresh artistic concepts. Covering the representation of the human body, ...

Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

Sep 13, 2016

Leonard Foujita et ses modeles

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Sept. 17-Jan. 15 While still in his 20s, Leonard Foujita (1886-1968) left Japan to settle in France, where, as a prolific painter, he quickly became a darling of the Parisian art world. Living through both World War I and II, Foujita painted a range ...

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

Sep 6, 2016

'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'

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Sept. 10-Nov. 20 In a match made in manga heaven, two of Japan’s most popular illustrators have combined their portfolios for an upcoming exhibition that is sure to please manga, anime and art fans. Leiji Matsumoto is best known for his space operas, such ...

'Modern Genre Painting'

Aug 30, 2016

'Modern Genre Painting'

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Sept. 3-Oct. 23 “Genre painting,” the depiction of ordinary people in domestic situations and everyday activities, is ambiguous in nature. This exhibition sheds light on the varied topics and content of modern genre painting by featuring five different themes that cover landscapes, cities, artists’ ...