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Theo Jansen

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 originally designed ...

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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. Now, however, ...

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Visitors are offered the chance to connect with nature at the Kobe Fashion Museum’s summer exhibition. The special exhibition features the work of acclaimed Japanese nature photographer Mitsuhiko Imamori. Imamori’s latest work focuses on photographs of carefully constructed paper cuttings depicting life among nature. Self-taught ...

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This brings back to Japan the AGC Asahi Glass' "Touch" installation, which was created by Jin Kuramoto and Raw Edges for Milan Design Week 2017. "Glass has always been a familiar part of our daily lives. "Whether in our homes, our cars, on high-rise buildings in our ...

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Japan Alps Art Festival 2017

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" and "Setouchi ...

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News and culture fans alike can enjoy some of the world’s best photojournalism at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s latest exhibition. Winning images from the 60th World Press Photo Contest are on display in a showcase of visual storytelling from across the world, from Spain to ...

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