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'Aichi Triennale 2013'

Aug 14, 2013

'Aichi Triennale 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

The theme of this second Aichi Triennale is “Awakening — Where Are We Standing?” and it aims to make us rethink the role of art as Japan continues to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake and following disasters. Works by various artists from ...

'Hung Yi: Happy Animal Party'

Jul 24, 2013

'Hung Yi: Happy Animal Party'

by Alisa Yamasaki

This is the first solo exhibition in Japan of Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, who is known for his colorful sculptures of people and animals. Hung’s work fills three gallery spaces with some of the pieces also on display outdoors. His animated and personified interpretations ...

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

Jul 17, 2013

'Being-in-the-Wired- World'

by Natasha Vik

The Kawasaki City Museum has a tradition of creating exhibitions that explore the relationship between technology and art, and this one, coinciding with the museum’s 25th anniversary, is no exception. As society becomes progressively more wired, and the Internet a common way to connect ...

'Art Arch Hiroshima 2013'

Jul 17, 2013

'Art Arch Hiroshima 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

Three museums in Hiroshima Prefecture — the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, the Hiroshima Museum of Art and the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art — are joining forces this summer to hold “Art Arch Hiroshima,” a set of exhibitions, each based on the theme ...

'Play'

Jul 10, 2013

'Play'

by Alisa Yamasaki

This exhibition focuses on recreation in ancient Japan. More than 100 artifacts from the Kyoto National Museum’s collection are being displayed, categorized under nine types of “play,” such as festivals, indoor games, children’s toys, and song and dance. Artifacts include toys and board games ...