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Looking back on Cy Twombly

May 31, 2016

Looking back on Cy Twombly

For "Cy Twombly Photographs: Lyrical Variations" Chiba Prefecture's Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art brings together exactly 100 photographs, chronologically arranged to span the length of the artist's career. A selection of prints, paintings and sculptures are also being shown, to be reconsidered in ...

Richard Aldrich on the plurality of painting

Apr 5, 2016

Richard Aldrich on the plurality of painting

Richard Aldrich's "Eight Paintings" is his third solo exhibition with Misako & Rosen, but his first in their current exhibition space in Tokyo's Otsuka district. As the title suggests, it comprises eight small-scale works. It opens as his show "Time Stopped, Time Started" closes ...

Robert Morris and Kishio Suga's piece in conversation

Mar 15, 2016

Robert Morris and Kishio Suga's piece in conversation

There are just two installations in the exhibition "Robert Morris and Kishio Suga" at Blum & Poe's fifth-floor gallery in Harajuku: Morris' "Lead and Felt" and Suga's "Parameters of Space." However, there are a number of correspondences between these two artists that make their ...

Drawing on film to highlight hyperreality

Feb 9, 2016

Drawing on film to highlight hyperreality

"Following the other, one replaces him, exchanges lives, passions, wills, transforms oneself in the other's stead. It is perhaps the only way man can finally fulfill himself. An ironic way, but all the more certain." This quotation from Jean Baudrillard's 1983 essay "Please Follow Me" ...

Gabriel Orozco: always ahead of the game

Jan 12, 2016

Gabriel Orozco: always ahead of the game

Gabriel Orozco has returned to Tokyo. Following his retrospective "Inner Circles" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in early 2015, "Visible Labor" at Rat Hole Gallery is a collection of new works that explore Orozco's classic themes of the city, transportation and games, ...