Yukari Tanaka

For Yukari Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Nowhere'

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Nowhere'

June 15-July 8 Yuna Yagi is a Kyoto-based photographer whose work, since her debut in 2010, has been praised by critics both here and abroad. Her photos have been featured at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival and earned her the Hasselblad Award in 2016. Rooted in ...

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

June 19-Sept. 17 American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was a 20th-century Renaissance man, juggling projects that cut across multiple artistic disciplines as well as into street culture and food. He also recognized the importance of art in creating thriving communities. This show at the National Museum ...

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Rock: Power, Spirit & Love'

June 9-July 1 Rock 'n' roll hasn't just made an impact on the world's musical culture, its spirit of rebellion has also had a profound effect on our visual culture. This exhibition at Museum "Eki" Kyoto focuses on Japanese creators that have been active in various ...

'Shiseido Art Egg 12'

/ Jun 5, 2018

'Shiseido Art Egg 12'

June 8-Aug. 26 The "Shiseido Art Egg" project began in 2006 to promote up-and-coming artists selected by the public. Once chosen, the artists work with Shiseido Gallery curators to put on a solo exhibition. Out of 350 applicants, three artists — Yuma Tomiyasu, Koichi Sato and ...

'Feature Exhibition: New Acquisitions'

/ Jun 5, 2018

'Feature Exhibition: New Acquisitions'

June 12-July 16 Renovations of the Heisei Chishinkan wing at the Kyoto National Museum have meant that the public has not been able to see some of the venue's newer artistic works for the past seven years. The museum's latest exhibition hopes to remedy that. Pieces ...

'30 Ways to Go to the Moon'

/ May 29, 2018

'30 Ways to Go to the Moon'

May 29-July 14 Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist whose works are often inspired by unexpected encounters with waste. Ultimately, this leads her to use interesting materials for creations like large bathtubs covered in mysterious liquids and electrical wires that hatch eggs from unknown creatures. Tsuchiya's ...

'Tips'

/ May 29, 2018

'Tips'

June 1-July 16 The "how" is often just as important as the "what" when it comes to putting up an art installation. Pieces may be secured with clamps instead of nails, other items may need to be used. Five artists — Naoki Miyasaka, Kosuke Ikeda, Takuya ...

'That Initial Realist Spark: When You Were Young'

/ May 23, 2018

'That Initial Realist Spark: When You Were Young'

May 24-Nov. 18 This comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese realist works focuses on Toshiro Aoki, who was greatly inspired by Johannes Vermeer's "View of Delft" (1660-1661); Osamu Obi, whose artistic style changed direction after depicting a Rembrandt portrait; and Kenichiro Ishiguro, who studied art in ...