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'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 4, 2018

'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

by Yukari Tanaka

Dec. 7-March 31 Tadanobu Asano, is best known as an actor, but in 2013, he began sketching and drawing to kill time on sets during the long waits between scenes for "The Wasted Times" (2016). He doodled on scripts, on the reverse sides of schedule ...

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

Art Nov 28, 2018

Shinzo Fukuhara: Shiseido's patron of beauty

by John L. Tran

As an artist, Shinzo Fukuhara may not be a household name, but his production of a photography magazine, founding of the Shiseido Gallery and writings on aesthetics were seminal to the development of art photography in Japan.

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Michael Kenna: A 45 Year Odyssey 1973-2018'

by Yukari Tanaka

Dec. 1-Jan. 27 An internationally recognized landscape photographer, Michael Kenna has had more than 450 solo exhibitions and published around 70 photo books. With a focus on the mystical effects of lighting and the relationship of man-made structures and landscape, he often uses black-and-white film ...

'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 29-Feb. 14 Working closely with sculpture, technology and performance, Japanese-Canadian artist and filmmaker Randall Okita creates innovative installations that challenge the conventional notions of artistic disciplines while addressing difficult subjects such as violence, conflict and reconciliation. His works combine sculpture, film, digital media and ...

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Dec.1-Feb. 28 Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was greatly influenced by his father, a Confucian scholar, who introduced him to kangaku (Chinese classical literature). Using the Shijo School of traditional Japanese-style painting as the foundation of his work, Hashimoto often looked to Chinese classics for inspiration. He also ...

'Romantic Russia'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 20, 2018

'Romantic Russia'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 23-Jan. 27 During the late 19th century, a number of young artists left the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts and established the Wanderers, a group that pursued realism and resisted the government-led academic rules of neoclassical art. The group's name referred to the artists' ...

Japan's artistic rebels of the 1980s

Art Nov 20, 2018

Japan's artistic rebels of the 1980s

by Matthew Larking

While nothing so much as an epochal rupture occurred, 1980s' artists in Japan were reactive to the lingering concerns of the '70s — in that decade, oil painting and sculpture were mostly passe, while modernism appeared exhausted.