'Banditi dell'Arte'

Jun 30, 2015

'Banditi dell'Arte'

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June 26-July 20 “Banditi dell’Arte” is Italian for “Bandits of Art,” a title given to this exhibition by curator Gustavo Giacosa, who chose it because the term “banditi” usually refers to a lone wolf, or unconventional practices. The artists featured in the exhibition have ...

Art is for everyone, including kids

| Mar 13, 2015

Art is for everyone, including kids

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Last fall, British artist Jake Chapman found a spectacular way to irritate arts-minded parents like me — all the while “coincidentally” generating controversy and interest in his latest show where there was previously none. Chapman is a shock merchant, so I should have realized ...

Short-film festival holds Tokyo edition

May 15, 2014

Short-film festival holds Tokyo edition

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Short-film fever is hitting Tokyo this month, with festivals planned in arty-nooks and cinema-crannies across the capital. But not all short-film festivals are created equal — the good ones are both cleverly curated and take daring approaches in how they screen films. The Future ...

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

Mar 6, 2014

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

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Over thousands of years, Japanese art has evolved through many phases and genres — from pottery to sculpture, ink paintings to woodblock prints, manga to anime and much more. Although contemporary art is often thought of as conceptual and difficult to comprehend, it hasn’t ...