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'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'Mina Perhonen / Minagawa Akira: Tsuzuku'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 16-Feb. 16, 2020 Akira Minagawa is a Japanese designer best-known as the founder of the clothing brand Mina Perhonen. Minagawa later expanded his business to the hospitality field through collections of tableware and interior design. Today, his brand — which celebrates its 25th anniversary in ...

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'I Found Myself in the Traveling Carnival'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 16-Dec. 14 Tokyo-based contemporary artist Shintaro Miyake's seventh solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery is based on the motif of a traveling carnival. Through the context of a carnival, Miyake's works explore fundamental themes such as life and death, and self-awareness. Highlights include works that ...

'The Covered Finger'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'The Covered Finger'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 15-Dec. 14 Daisuke Ida is a Japanese contemporary artist whose artworks highlight various social issues such as income inequality and excessive productivity. Ida's recent focus has been on researching and photographing mannequins, which made him realize that the invention of photography has caused the image ...

'Scale Puzzle'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Scale Puzzle'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 7-Dec.1 Born in Kyoto, Masumi Nakaoka is a Japanese contemporary painter whose art has been inspired by the relationship between humans and nature, often depicting uncommon urban motifs. Her works, depicted with soft yet vivid brushstrokes, have won her multiple awards, including the 2004 ...

The power of cultural and economic capital

Art Nov 6, 2019

The power of cultural and economic capital

by John L. Tran

Compared to exhibitions in which art objects are meant to seduce us into epiphanic transcendence, the works in "Surface and Custom," a group show at Shiseido Gallery organized by Berlin-based artists Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, are more akin to frank expositions about ...

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 2-Jan. 13, 2020 Tetsuya Umeda is an internationally acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist, largely known for his live interactive installation and performance works that incorporate daily objects, waste and human-generated "phenomena" such as sound and movement. He also produces site-specific works in rural and urban spaces, ...

'Earth Attack'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 29, 2019

'Earth Attack'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 1-Dec.15 Led by pop artist Shinjiro Okamoto, "Earth Attack" is an art project by nine collaborators — Yoshio Isaka, Giichi Ichikawa, Miho Otsubo, Reiko Kobori, Yoko Shimizu, Miho Shirai, Akira Matsumoto, Keisuke Yamaguchi and Wang Shuye. Inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World ...