Around the world, female artists are statistically fewer in number and paid less than their male counterparts. With Japan being no exception, “Blossom Blast” aims to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 by raising awareness of women in the arts through a showcase of Japanese talent.
Organized by the artist collective Tokyodex, this exhibition of works created exclusively by up-and-coming and established women artists is curated by the artist Miki Saito, whose own paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in the U.S. and Japan. The collection includes drawings by Makopuri, whose anime-esque pieces have been shown the Mori Art Museum, and Pokke104, whose colorful nature-inspired illustrations have been featured in web design and murals. (Drew Bateman)
“Blossom Blast: An Exhibition of Works by Emerging Female Artists in Japan” takes place at the UltraSuperNew Gallery, a six-minute walk from Harajuku Station in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. For more information, visit the website.