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'Tomoko Konoike 'Skin, Needle, Thread' '

/ Dec 13, 2016

'Tomoko Konoike "Skin, Needle, Thread" '

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Dec. 17-Feb. 12 Tomoko Konoike is renowned for her large-scale installations featuring contemporary interpretations of mythical motifs. Though she took a break after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, she recently returned to creating new pieces in collaboration with experts in anthropology, archeology, folklore and ...

Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

/ Dec 6, 2016

Analyzing Pottery: Glazes

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Dec. 10-Feb. 12 Pottery is a complicated process involving mixing and fine-tuning clay, creating and refining vessels or sculptures, and then developing and applying glazes before firing. Though glazing is one of the final steps of pottery that is often used to decorative effect, it ...

Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

/ Nov 29, 2016

Cubism in Japan: Picasso's Impact

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Until Jan. 29 Cubism, of which Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Georges Braque (1882-1963) were important leaders, is said to have had a stronger influence on later artists than any other movement of the same period. In Japan, it inspired artists from the 1910s to '20s, ...

Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

/ Nov 29, 2016

Mirocomachiko: Creatures Tone

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Dec.1-25 Picture-book author Mirocomachiko themes many of her works around animals and plants, which she depicts using her own unique form of expression involving boldly painted bright colors and simple language. As an artist, she has had solo exhibitions in Australia, Finland and Britain, and ...

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

/ Oct 18, 2016

The Play Since 1967: Beyond Unknown Currents

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Oct. 22-Jan. 15 The Play is a Kansai-based art collective — whose members are constantly changing — that has been staging art happenings since 1967. The collective currently comprises five members: Ikemizu Keiichi, Kobayashi Shinichi, Suzuki Yoshinobu, Nii Seiji and Miki Tetsuo. Its projects have always ...