'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 ...

'Star Guided Art Tour'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 10, 2019

'Star Guided Art Tour'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 14-Nov. 18 Astrology has been practiced for thousands of years, often with 10 major celestial bodies — the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto — being used to represent different aspects of human character. A sense of self and ...

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 3, 2019

'Kawabata Yasunari & Collection'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 14-Nov. 4 Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is best-known as the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1968). He was also a philosopher and avid art collector who amassed an impressive range of important works. Kawabata's acquisitions ranged from Japanese masterpieces by Urakami ...

'DeValence: Systems as Playgrounds'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Aug 20, 2019

'DeValence: Systems as Playgrounds'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 28-Oct. 23 Founded in 2001 in Paris, DeValence has become one of the most prolific graphic design studios in France, recognized for its bold use of typography and shapes, inspired by the tenets of modernist Swiss and Dutch schools of typographic design. The studio's ...

'Nana Furiya Original Picture Book Drawings'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Aug 13, 2019

'Nana Furiya Original Picture Book Drawings'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 17-Sept. 22 After illustrating "Mekkira Mokkira Dondon" (1985), a children's picture book written by Setsuko Kasegawa, Furiya Nana began studying lithography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, in Slovakia, under Dusan Kallay, a printmaker, picture book writer and illustrator. Now based in ...

'Reborn-Art Festival 2019'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jul 30, 2019

'Reborn-Art Festival 2019'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 3-Sept. 29 First held in 2017, the Reborn-Art Festival aims to aid the revival of regions and communities in Miyagi Prefecture that were devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Using art, music and food to highlight culture and customs distinct ...

'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 ...