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The Louvre has a new seat of power

Art Aug 28, 2018

The Louvre has a new seat of power

Kohei Nawa talks about his 3-ton golden "Throne," which takes a seat of honor at the Louvre as one of the works for Japonismes 2018, Paris' large-scale event celebrating 160 years of France-Japan relations.

"Chim↑Pom"

Art Oct 20, 2011

"Chim↑Pom"

The Container Closes Dec. 19 The Fukushima nuclear power plant crisis highlighted not only Japan's dependency on nuclear energy, but also how strongly the public felt about it. Sept. 19 saw the nation's largest-ever antinuclear-energy demonstration in Tokyo's Meiji Park, and other protestors — including ...

"TANADA Koji "springing up boy"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 2, 2011

"TANADA Koji "springing up boy"

Koji Tanada's work has reached both a domestic and an international audience with appearances in a number of shows, including a solo exhibition at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum in Shizuoka Prefecture and a group show at the Riso Museo d'arte contemporanea della sicilia ...

Passing through Kohei Nawa's tactile rooms of the senses

Art Aug 18, 2011

Passing through Kohei Nawa's tactile rooms of the senses

The lecture theatre is brimful of bright-eyed people listening to a lecture by Kohei Nawa — an artist considered by many to be at the forefront of contemporary art in Japan. The public lecture offers insight into the design and production process of the ...

"Inner Voices"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Aug 12, 2011

"Inner Voices"

The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, has invited a number of female artists from various cultural backgrounds and genres to participate in "Inner Voices," but under one condition — the artist's birth year must be after 1960. The exhibition puts an emphasis ...

"French Poetry and Prints"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 24, 2011

"French Poetry and Prints"

Nineteenth-century French poete maudits (accursed poets — poets who lived outside or rebelled against society), such as Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Comte de Lautreamont, have inspired numerous artists of various eras. This exhibition showcases etchings and prints of 20th-century artists, including Maurice ...

Changing the climate of architecture

Art Jun 23, 2011

Changing the climate of architecture

Hokkaido-born architect Jun Igarashi seems to be a bit out of his comfort zone in the stultifying humidity of Tokyo. As he chats in the Toto Gallery, where he is holding his first solo exhibition, he explains that he's accustomed to the cooler and ...