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'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 26, 2019

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 5-June 2 Suiboku-ga (Japanese ink painting) developed from a technique brought to Japan from China during the 14th century. It later became an established Japanese art form, peaking during the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) through the work of Sesshu Toyo, Sesson Shukei. Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1601), one ...

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 19, 2019

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 23-June 16 American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade wooden boxes. These 3D collages used clippings from books, photographs, various everyday objects and found items. His film works were ...

'Sense of Humor'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Sense of Humor'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 15-June 30 When art director Katsumi Asaba traveled around the world, he found that humor played an important role in his communication with others and his perception of objects. Likewise, he chooses to express his own sense of humor through his designs and personal ...

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 14-June 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism ...

Ohara Koson: Bringing ukiyo-e back to life

Art Mar 10, 2019

Ohara Koson: Bringing ukiyo-e back to life

by Martin Laflamme

Ohara Koson created a large body of ukiyo-e prints that delighted a foreign clientelle, yet garnered relatively little attention in Japan. More than 70 years after his death, he is finally being honored with a retrospective in his native country.

Ways to never forget Christian Boltanski

Art Mar 5, 2019

Ways to never forget Christian Boltanski

by Matthew Larking

Memories eroded, recovered, or forged from or for other peoples and times are the major themes of "Christian Boltanski: Lifetime," the artist's first full-scale Japan retrospective at The National Museum of Art, Osaka.