Yukari Tanaka

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

'Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo May 21, 2019

'Abstraction: Aspects of Contemporary Art'

May 25-Aug. 4 Abstract art, which first flourished in early 20th-century Europe and America as a widely practiced avant-garde style, is once again gaining popularity in Western art. Though focusing on 40 years of European and American abstract works from the 1980s and onwards, this exhibition ...

'Kumi Sugai: The Eternal Challenger'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo May 21, 2019

'Kumi Sugai: The Eternal Challenger'

May 25-July 21 Kumi Sugai (1919-96), known for his bold prints and paintings, was a multidisciplinary artist who explored design, typography and calligraphy. While working in commercial design during the late 1930s to mid '40s, he studied nihonga (Japanese-style painting) under Teii Nakamura, an artist ...

'Roppongi Art Night 2019'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 14, 2019

'Roppongi Art Night 2019'

May 25-26 Roppongi Art Night, an annual overnight multi-disciplinary art event, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary of contemporary art, photography, design, music, video and performances — most of which is free to view. This year's theme is "Night Journey, Daydream," and the event features 50 ...

'Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 14, 2019

'Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg'

May 20-June 16 In an exploration of the meaning of human existence and the human body, Aguri Uchida pushes the potential of contemporary nihonga (Japanese-style painting). This exhibition brings together Uchida's earlier figurative paintings of the 1970s and '80s, which express human emotions, with her more ...

'Between Dimensions'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 30, 2019

'Between Dimensions'

April 20-June 1 Ayako Ishiba is inspired by the idea that human perception can deceive us on a daily basis — whether it's through visual illusions, the imagination, emotions clouding judgement, or simply the result of not paying enough attention. She documents everyday life with ...