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'Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 12, 2019

'Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 19-May 19 Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (1887-1965), a pioneer of modern architecture also known as Le Corbusier, is well-known in Japan for designing the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, which opened in 1959. As an artist and designer, he also led the purism movement — ...

'Hasutaro: Growth, Memory, and Rebirth'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 12, 2019

'Hasutaro: Growth, Memory, and Rebirth'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 16-March 17 Taki Tamada creates her artwork out of cardboard using an unusual method. She peels card into strips and rubs them until they have the appearance of clay before layering them over skeletal frames to create sculptures. She leaves the card in its original ...

'Gather: Gift'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 12, 2019

'Gather: Gift'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 16-March 16 In 2017, psychologist and art critic Yasuo Miwaki organized an art exhibition featuring two artists — Yoshinobu Nakagawa and Kohei Takahashi — titled "Gather: Crowd." It was the first exhibition Miwaki had organized, and was inspired by Nakagawa's observations of art and ...

Gentaro Komaki: A pioneer of surrealism

Art Feb 5, 2019

Gentaro Komaki: A pioneer of surrealism

by Matthew Larking

Gentaro Komaki (1906-89), the son of a Kyoto Prefecture silk crepe wholesaler, lived a decadent youth of literature and philosophy, until seeing the work of Max Ernst and Yves Tanguy inspired to pursue surrealist art.

'Christian Boltanski: Lifetime'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 5, 2019

'Christian Boltanski: Lifetime'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 9-May 6 Conceptual artist Christian Boltanski was first recognized for short films he made in the late 1960s. He moved on to photography in the '70s, before working with light as a medium and creating installations during the '80s. Driven by an interest in cultural ...

'Ohara Koson'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jan 29, 2019

'Ohara Koson'

by Yukari Tanaka

Feb. 1-March 24 Ohara Koson (1877-1945) was active from the early 1900s to the mid 1950s and specialized in kacho-ga, Japanese-style paintings and prints of flowers and birds. He was particularly renowned for his woodblock print depictions of birds, animals, flowers and other wildlife. Using both ...

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