'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 26, 2019

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

April 5-June 2 Suiboku-ga (Japanese ink painting) developed from a technique brought to Japan from China during the 14th century. It later became an established Japanese art form, peaking during the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) through the work of Sesshu Toyo, Sesson Shukei. Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1601), one ...

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 19, 2019

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

March 23-June 16 American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade wooden boxes. These 3D collages used clippings from books, photographs, various everyday objects and found items. His film works were ...

'Sense of Humor'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Sense of Humor'

March 15-June 30 When art director Katsumi Asaba traveled around the world, he found that humor played an important role in his communication with others and his perception of objects. Likewise, he chooses to express his own sense of humor through his designs and personal ...

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

March 14-June 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism ...

'Publicness of the Art Center Phase Ⅰ'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 5, 2019

'Publicness of the Art Center Phase Ⅰ'

March 2-May 6 As the Contemporary Art Gallery, Art Tower Mito, prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020, it is reassessing the role of an art institution. This exhibition is the first phase of "Publicness of the Art Center" and looks at ways to use ...

'Shu Kubo Kiri-e Exhibition: Paper Japonism'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 5, 2019

'Shu Kubo Kiri-e Exhibition: Paper Japonism'

March 9-April 7 Based in New York since 2010, artist Shu Kubo first learned about kiri-e (Japanese paper-cutting art) while he was studying architecture at college and creating collage-like renderings of buildings. Inspired, he taught himself the technique and has since established a unique method of ...