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Hanna Lange
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 19, 2014
'The Marvelous Real: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from The MUSAC Collection'
Realism usually refers to attempts to represent subjects in a precise and truthful manner. However, here, the "realism" of Spanish art is not about technique — it's about artists finding the best way to portray what they see as "real."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 19, 2014
'Flying Expressions from the New Collection'
This exhibition focuses on the different forms of artistic expression of Maki Yamashita (1890-1973), Ryonosuke Shimomura (1923-1998) and Jun Tsukawaki (1952-), whose works were acquired by the Otani Memorial Art Museum, Nishinomiya City, in 2012.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2014
'MOT Annual 2014: Fragments — Incomplete Beginnings'
This is the 13th of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo's annual exhibitions that showcase young Japanese artists and new trends in contemporary art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2014
'Island View: Why Artists Focus on Islands'
More of an observation than a scholarly title, this exhibition, organized by Tokyo Wonder Site gallery with the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, explores a recent trend of young artists choosing "islands" as a topic for their work.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2014
'Changes in Lifestyle: Showa Era Food and Kitchens'
Every year, the Akashi City Museum of Culture presents a "Changes of Lifestyle" exhibition showcasing aspects of life during the Showa Era (1926-1989). Designed to teach children and teenagers about recent history as well as help them visualize the life of their parents, grandparents or even great grandparents,...
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Feb 6, 2014
World Hobby Fair could be this weekend's game plan
See and try the latest in all manner of games at the Next Generation World Hobby Fair, where companies will be plugging new and upcoming releases, limited editions and other merchandise.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Feb 6, 2014
Sapporo Snow Festival is off to a cool start
The 65th annual Sapporo Snow Festival is a winter wonderland of special events and elaborate snow and ice sculptures.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 5, 2014
'Hina Dolls of the Mitsui Family'
In Japan, girls are traditionally given hina doll sets, which are put on display throughout the Hinamatsuri (Girls' Festival) season in March each year. Usually, each girl of the family will receive her own set, which she keeps throughout her life.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 5, 2014
'Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2014: True Colors'
Using new imaging media, "Yebisu International Festival for Art and Alternative Visions 2014: True Colors" assesses the effects and prospects of globalization, examining the problems it has caused, and still can cause, as well as the importance of preventing further damage.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 5, 2014
'Prelude Exhibition — William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time'
"The Refusal of Time" is a collaborative work between South-African artist William Kentridge and science historian Peter Galison. A five-channel video installation with a complex sound system, this large-scale installation presents Kentridge's innovative animation and a large "breathing machine" sculpture...
CULTURE / Art
Jan 29, 2014
'Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal'
When most people think of Pop Art, they visualize the colorful Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol. But how many of us get the opportunity to see the original? As the largest Warhol exhibition ever to be presented in Japan, "15 Minutes Eternal" is a comprehensive retrospective of Warhol's work, with...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 29, 2014
'The Beautiful: Art for Art's Sake — The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900'
In reaction to the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840), the Pre-Raphaelites embarked on a second phase — the Aesthetic Movement headed by avant-garde artists who believed that beauty, rather than the sociopolitical, should be the objective of art. This led to the popularity of decorative art, the...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 29, 2014
'Salvador Dali and Masters of Modern French Painting from the Collection of Morohashi Museum of Modern Art'
The Morohashi Museum of Modern Art in Fukushima Prefecture houses an impressive collection of European modern masterpieces, including a number of works by Spanish Surrealist genius Salvador Dali.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jan 28, 2014
Slovak Trio hopes to foster ties with Japan through a pair of classical concerts
The armed forces isn't a typical place to form a band, but that's exactly where the latest combination of the Slovak Trio first met.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jan 25, 2014
In Pursuit of Lavender
Akutagawa-prize-winning author, Akiko Itoyama, is known to focus on human relations in her work and with "In Pursuit of Lavender" she explores the relationship between two mentally unstable people as they hit the road together on a journey across Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant Garde'
In London, 1848, a group of young pioneering artists began to shake the mid-19th-century British art world by combining rebellion and revivalism with scientific precision and the imagination. They took inspiration from early Renaissance painting and willfully challenged artistic conventions, calling...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'The Masterpieces of Nihonga'
This exhibition of nihonga (Japanese-style painting) is divided into various themes and comprises works from the late 19th century to today, collected from 60 different locations in Japan. Highlights include a display of six designated Important Cultural Properties, one of which depicts the Buddhist...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 22, 2014
'The World of Beauty: 100 Years of Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art'
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Nara Prefectural Museum of Art is hosting a show of masterpieces by artists Shoen Uemura, Kenkichi Tomimoto, Ikko Tanaka and more. The exhibition reflects its theme of "The World of Beauty" through around 120 works that trace 100 years of art history, covering...
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jan 16, 2014
Pro-wrestling builds character
Have you ever wondered how it would look if a panda or maybe a swan pro-wrestled a clown or a GI soldier? Well, here's an opportunity for you to find out. Hanayashiki Pro-wrestling is one of those events that even if you aren't interested in wrestling, may just pique your interest.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 15, 2014
'Admired from Afar: Masterworks of Japanese Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art'
The Cleveland Museum of Art, which houses one of the best collections of Japanese art in the world, brings 50 masterpieces to Tokyo.

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