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'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

Dec 11, 2013

'Ichihashi Orie Exhibition 2001-2013'

by Jordan Sievers

Ichihashi Orie is a young photographer who has recently gained significant recognition for her print media and advertising campaigns for major companies such as McDonald’s, Kirin and Uniqlo. She has a distinct style that utilizes light in a way that exposes fine details, yet ...

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

Dec 11, 2013

'The Snowman Fantasy World'

by Jordan Sievers

This exhibition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the animated version of Raymond Briggs’ popular children’s book “The Snowman.” Originally written in 1978, the picture book was adapted for the screen by Dianne Jackson in 1982, and it has since captivated audiences worldwide. The story ...

'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 ...