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What makes a National Treasure?

Art Oct 31, 2017

What makes a National Treasure?

by Matthew Larking

Together, Japan's National Treasures provide a cacophonous ode to the nation and its heritage for its historical, cultural, geographical and stylistic dissonances. Yet, this is the first time in 41 years that 210 such works (or sets) have been displayed en masse. On their own, ...

'Taro Okamoto and Media Art'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 31, 2017

'Taro Okamoto and Media Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 3-Jan. 28 Taro Okamoto (1911-96) and Katsuhiro Yamaguchi first met in 1948 at Ochanomizu Bunka Gakuin while on a modern-art summer course, after which they continued to support and influence each other through art-related movements and gatherings. Okamoto is celebrated as an avant-garde maverick of ...