'Billowing Light: Ishida Takashi'

Mar 26, 2015

'Billowing Light: Ishida Takashi'

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March 28-May 31 This is the first major solo exhibition of Takashi Ishida, winner of the 2007 “Most Promising Young Talent Prize” at the Goto Commemorative Culture Awards. Ishida has gained acclaim for his work in experimental film and contemporary art, with well-known film ...

Whistler: The misunderstood artistic rebel

Jan 15, 2015

Whistler: The misunderstood artistic rebel

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Though his paintings may not look radical to us today, in his time, James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) often faced incomprehension — both through interpretations of his art and his own uncompromising stance toward it. Museumgoers in Japan now have a rare opportunity to decide ...

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

Jul 31, 2014

Yokohama Triennale 2014: Remembering the forgotten

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Noise. Speed. Words. Images. We live in a digital era, constantly exposed to a massive stream of information, which we believe is vital to our daily lives. Turn on the television and commentators warn us of the threats in the world. Turn on the ...

'Fascinating Japanese  Woodcut Prints'

Feb 26, 2014

'Fascinating Japanese Woodcut Prints'

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To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Yokohama Museum of Art is holding an exhibition of around 220 works selected from its 1,600-strong collection of ukiyo-e (woodcut prints) Chosen to illustrate the art form’s history from the Edo Period (1603-1867) to present day, the exhibition ...

The importance of being Yokoyama

Oct 23, 2013

The importance of being Yokoyama

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Big exhibitions of famous Japanese artists are usually held on important anniversaries of their birth or death. The Taikan Yokoyama exhibition now on at the Yokohama Museum of Art, however, breaks with this convention. Rather than marking the 150th, 100th or 50th anniversary of ...

An art expedition to Southeast Asia

May 2, 2013

An art expedition to Southeast Asia

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Confronting the ongoing state of transformation that characterizes their native Singapore, two artists exhibiting at a new exhibition, “Welcome to the Jungle,” adopt quite different approaches and media. Francis Ng in “Constructing Construction #1″ turns his camera on an unfinished section of an ugly ...

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

Feb 14, 2013

Driven to shoot on the frontlines

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The camera never lies — or does it? The double-barreled exhibition now on at the Yokohama Museum of Art suggests that it doesn’t always tell the truth either. “Two Photographers: Robert Capa Centennial/ Gerda Taro Retrospective” is a time-traveling trip back to the middle ...