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'Okayama Art Summit 2019: If the Snake'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 24, 2019

'Okayama Art Summit 2019: If the Snake'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 27-Nov. 24 This year, the Okayama Art Summit — an international triennial contemporary art exhibition — is being hosted at five different throughout the city: the former Uchisange Elementary School, Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama Prefecture, the Okayama Orient Museum, Okayama Castle and the ...

An enlightening buildup to Viennese modernism

Art Sep 17, 2019

An enlightening buildup to Viennese modernism

by Matthew Larking

"Vienna on the Path to Modernism" at The National Museum of Art, Osaka, is essentially an illustrated history of sociopolitical developments leading to the city flourishing as one of the world's great cultural centers from the mid-18th century.

'Shigeo Toya: Body of the Gaze'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Sep 17, 2019

'Shigeo Toya: Body of the Gaze'

by Yukari Tanaka

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 ...

'Aki Inomata: Significant Otherness'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 10, 2019

'Aki Inomata: Significant Otherness'

by Yukari Tanaka

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-'

by Yukari Tanaka

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 ...