"Yoshifusa Yamane: You Are Out of You"

Art Feb 15, 2007

"Yoshifusa Yamane: You Are Out of You"

Art and River Bank Closes in 10 days Do you know where you are? If not, Yoshifusa Yamane might shed some philosophical light with the delicate abstract photographs he is showing at the gallery Art and River Bank (www.art-and-river-bank.net). Titled "You Are Out of You," ...

"Jeppe Hein: Inbetween"

Art Feb 1, 2007

"Jeppe Hein: Inbetween"

SCAI the Bathhouse Closes in 31 days Contemporary can be very hit and miss, but if an artist creates curiosity and wonder in the viewer, the battle is half won. At SCAI the Bathhouse (www.scaithebathhouse.com), Jeppe Hein -- who has been described by Francesco Bonami, the ...

"Boroboro Dorodoro -- The Return of Japanese Subculture"

Art Jan 18, 2007

"Boroboro Dorodoro -- The Return of Japanese Subculture"

Watari-umCloses in 11 days "Boroboro Dorodoro" -- muddiness and rattiness -- don't come to mind as you stand outside Watari-um's (www.watarium.co.jp ) clean postmodernist facade, but that's what you'll find inside. The exhibition aims to present "the return of Japanese subculture" through Taylor McKimens and ...

Seeking new approaches

Art Dec 21, 2006

Seeking new approaches

PHOTOGRAPHY is everywhere these days. The popular photo-sharing Web site Flickr is said to have 4 million members, who upload 1 million images a day, and with cell phones now having more pixels than old digital cameras, everything is a Docomo, Softbank, Canon or ...

"Yoko Ono: OPEN"

Art Nov 16, 2006

"Yoko Ono: OPEN"

Gallery 360° Closes in 10 days Imagine you are in a typical gallery, minimal with white walls and concrete floors. Four maps of Tokyo past and present surround you, and beside them sit rubber stamps of the words "I LOVE YOU," "HEAL," "REMEMBER," "WAKE" and "OPEN." ...

"Emmanuelle Antille: Tornadoes of my Heart"

Art Nov 2, 2006

"Emmanuelle Antille: Tornadoes of my Heart"

Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya Closes in 6 days The teenage years: Most of us didn't understand them when we were there, and now we're past them, most of adults can't deal with "today's" teenagers. Self-centered, unfocused, unable to communicate, obsessed with the opposite sex, rebellious -- ...

Playing with energy

Art Oct 19, 2006

Playing with energy

Though on the surface it's easy to think everyone else has got it sorted out, things are not always what they seem. From time to time we all feel like a blip in the universe, trapped by things beyond our control -- whether unbending ...

"Yosuke Amemiya: Translator's High"

Art Oct 5, 2006

"Yosuke Amemiya: Translator's High"

Yuka Sasahara Gallery Closes in 10 days One problem with video art is that the screen's two-dimensional world can't always hold its audience. What to buy for dinner, the pressures of work or the simple fact that often there's no space to sit, sometimes seem ...

"Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 'Cursive II' and 'Wild Cursive' "

Art Sep 7, 2006

"Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 'Cursive II' and 'Wild Cursive' "

Nippon Cultural Centre Sept. 21-24 One might not directly link dancers and calligraphers, but for the internationally acclaimed choreographer Lin Hwai Min, their professions share more than meets the eye. Calligraphers may appear still, but in reality they are dancers on the page. To be ...

"Atsushi Kashiyama: My Specimen Box"

Art Aug 31, 2006

"Atsushi Kashiyama: My Specimen Box"

Galleria Grafica Bis Closes Saturday If you take the definition of a specimen as "a small amount of something that shows what the rest of it is like," one can only wonder what is on Atsushi Kashiyama's mind. In his current exhibition, "My Specimen Box," now ...