Yukari Tanaka

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

'Shigeo Toya: Body of the Gaze'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 17, 2019

'Shigeo Toya: Body of the Gaze'

Sept. 21-Oct. 19 Since 1988, Saitama-based sculptor Shigeo Toya has won multiple awards, including the Asian Award at the Gwangju Biennale in 2000 and Japan's Purple Ribbon medal of honor in 2009. Throughout his artisitic development, Toya has maintained the influence of spiritual, ancient and historical ...

'Shiga-kinbi Art Spot Project Vol.2: "Symbiosis"'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 17, 2019

'Shiga-kinbi Art Spot Project Vol.2: "Symbiosis"'

Sept. 21-Oct. 20 In the city of Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, there are two main areas, both called Taisanji but spelled with different kanji. Though phonetically sounding the same, the two areas have very different histories. One Taisanji dates back to the Sengoku period (1482 to ...

'Aki Inomata: Significant Otherness'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 10, 2019

'Aki Inomata: Significant Otherness'

Sept. 14-Jan. 13, 2020 Japanese inter-media artist Aki Inomata has won international acclaim for her "inter-species" works that incorporate living creatures into social commentary art. This solo exhibition includes Inomata's most recent work and takes its title from American science historian Donna Haraway's "The Companion Species," ...

'Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 10, 2019

'Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-'

Sept. 14-Nov. 10 "Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-" takes place in venues in Hyogo Port, Shinkaichi and Shin-Nagata, all areas historically connected to Kobe, a city that flourished during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and Meiji Era (1869-1912) as a hub of trade and cultural exchange. Deliberately ...

'Star Guided Art Tour'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 10, 2019

'Star Guided Art Tour'

Sept. 14-Nov. 18 Astrology has been practiced for thousands of years, often with 10 major celestial bodies — the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto — being used to represent different aspects of human character. A sense of self and ...

'Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection'

Sept. 10-Dec. 15 Founded by the British businessman Samuel Courtauld (1876-1947), The Courtauld Gallery in London houses works from the Renaissance to the 20th century and is renowned for its collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings. Sixty paintings and sculptures from The Courtauld Gallery have been ...

'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Soetsu Yanagi and Old Tamba'

Sept. 10-Nov. 24 With a history of more than 800 years of making pottery, Tamba in Hyogo Prefecture is recognized as one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. One of the first to promote and extol the simplistic beauty of Tamba-ware was the art ...

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

Sept. 14-Nov. 4 Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is best-known as the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1968). He was also a philosopher and avid art collector who amassed an impressive range of important works. Kawabata's acquisitions ranged from Japanese masterpieces by Urakami ...

'Awakening Photographs: Michiko Kon + Tokihiro Sato'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Aug 27, 2019

'Awakening Photographs: Michiko Kon + Tokihiro Sato'

Sept. 1-Dec. 27 Michiko Kon and Tokihiro Sato, both with fine art backgrounds, emerged as art photographers during the late 1980s. Kon assembles vegetables, fish and fruit with other everyday objects, such as items of clothing, into the surreal and fantastical subjects of her black-and-white photography. ...