'Munch: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 23, 2018

'Munch: A Retrospective'

Oct. 27-Jan. 20 One of the most significant artists of modernism, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) portrayed aspects of the human existence — love, despair, jealousy and loneliness — while depicting the daily life and landscapes of Norway. Focusing on works from the artist's collection on loan from ...

'Astronomy and Printing: In Search of New World Vision'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 16, 2018

'Astronomy and Printing: In Search of New World Vision'

Oct. 20-Jan. 20 Although many are familiar with astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) and his book "On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres," little is known about the initial printing of his work. Printing, introduced in Europe during the 15th century, had a major impact on ...

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 16, 2018

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

Oct. 27-Nov. 18 In 2015, Art Gallery Artium launched its first group exhibition series themed on "region," choosing its participants from a public art competition. As part of that project, "Local Prospects 4" focuses on artists based in Kyushu, Okinawa and nearby areas, and features ...

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

Oct. 16-Jan. 20 The master Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prominent influence on the development of Baroque (17th to 18th century) art and a skilled diplomat capable of negotiations with royal courts around Europe. Influenced by ancient and High Renaissance (late-15th to mid-16th ...

'Biomatrix'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Biomatrix'

Oct. 10-Dec. 8 Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest ...

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

Oct. 13-Nov. 11 At the age of 18, Teiichi Watanabe (1917-81) moved to Tokyo to study at the Kawabata Painting School. Though he was struck by severe illness and then later conscripted twice during World War II, Watanabe's Western-style painting maintained a sense of tranquility and ...