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'Sandra Binion: Distille'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 23, 2019

'Sandra Binion: Distille'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 27-Aug. 18 Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Sandra Binion studied classical ballet and fine art at college before becoming a performance artist during the mid-1970s. She began incorporating video and film in her performances in 1982, later focusing primarily on film. This exhibition features Binion's video, photography ...

'Courage in Transience'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 23, 2019

'Courage in Transience'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 27-Sept. 8 The Aomori Contemporary Art Centre's AIR Program, invites artists from different backgrounds to spend approximately three months attending workshops and creating new projects in Japan. This year's summer program brought together Soichiro Mihara from Japan, Gianfranco Foschino from Chile and Carlos Nunes ...

'Hiroshi Kobatake: Called by Wood'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 16, 2019

'Hiroshi Kobatake: Called by Wood'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 20-Sept. 8 The son of a Western-style painter father and a Japanese-style painter mother, sculptor Hiroshi Kobatake (1935-96) studied at Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation, he taught art at several universities, until he established his own art school, Kobatake Sculpture Studio, in ...

'Insects: Models for Design'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 16, 2019

'Insects: Models for Design'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 19-Nov. 4 Though insects are integral to environments and affect our everyday lives, due to their variety, surprisingly little is known about them. Their vibrant colors, physical features and other characteristics and habits, however, often go beyond our imaginations, making them a great inspiration ...

How folk craft found its place in the art world

Art Jul 9, 2019

How folk craft found its place in the art world

by Yoko Haruhara

"Japanese Tableware" highlights the passion with which Soetsu Yanagi — one of the founding fathers of the Japanese folk crafts movement — appreciated artisanal works into his own life, displaying the actual tableware that his family used when they gathered for meals.

'Children and Adults: What Does This Look Like?'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 9, 2019

'Children and Adults: What Does This Look Like?'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 13-Sept. 23 Highlighting the materials, techniques and expressions of 60 eye-catching works selected from the Ashiya City Museum of Art and History's contemporary art collection, this exhibition presents pieces by numerous artists, including painter, printmaker and photographer Ei-Q (1911-60), mixed-media artist Yoshinobu Nakagawa and ...