Art is for everyone, including kids

| Mar 13, 2015

Art is for everyone, including kids

by Jason Jenkins

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

by Cameron Allan Mckean

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

by Magdalena Osumi

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 ...