The Biwako Biennale makes the old new again

Art Nov 4, 2018

The Biwako Biennale makes the old new again

When it comes to curating a biennale, a lack of funding isn't always a big problem as it can lead to more imaginative results. That's the case with the Biwako Biennale, which runs through Nov. 11 in Shiga Prefecture. The event, organized by Yoko Nakata ...

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

Art Jul 5, 2018

Pure Land Buddhism and the art of photography

Follow the Sumida River southwest from Asakusa and you'll soon reach Kuramae, an old working-class neighborhood filled with small factories, wholesale shops and temples. The area is changing, though, with single origin coffee roasters and stores selling imported pottery sprouting up next to mom-and-pop ...

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

Art Jul 3, 2018

Gordon Matta-Clark: Out of the rubble

It's New York in the 1970s. The optimism of '60s America has faded into cynicism and despair. The city is so broke that it's almost bankrupt. People are fleeing to the suburbs and industry New York is shutting down, leaving abandoned warehouses, homes and ...

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

Art May 23, 2018

A world of art on display at Tokyo International Art Fair

This year's edition of the Tokyo International Art Fair will feature paintings, sculpture, photographic illustrations, jewelry and a "sumo-size" book, with the work coming courtesy of hundreds of artists from 30 different countries, fair organizer Joelle Dinnage tells The Japan Times. The festival, now in ...