'Roni Horn: White Dickinson'

Art | ART BRIEF Sep 24, 2010

'Roni Horn: White Dickinson'

by Jae Lee

Rat Hole Gallery Closes Dec. 5 In 2008, the Rat Hole gallery held American artist Roni Horn's first solo exhibition, titled "This is me, This is You." Horn placed a series of 48 photographs of her niece on one wall and on the opposite wall, she ...

'Look at Me'

Art | ART BRIEF Sep 10, 2010

'Look at Me'

by Luke Wainwright

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography Closes Oct. 3 "Look at Me," the second exhibition in an ongoing series about photographic portraits, takes a big risk by not only limiting itself to a dangerously cliched subject — the nude — but also by drawing exclusively from the ...

'What's Going on in Your Head When You're Dancing'

Art | ART BRIEF Sep 10, 2010

'What's Going on in Your Head When You're Dancing'

by Jon Lowther

Laforet Museum Harajuku Closes Sept. 15 A garden shed took center stage on Aug. 25, the opening day of Karl Hyde's debut solo exhibition at Laforet Museum in Harajuku, Tokyo. The British artist and musician, best known as one half of the influential electronic music group ...

'Agnosian Fields'

Art | ART BRIEF Aug 27, 2010

'Agnosian Fields'

by Jae Lee

Maison Hermes Le Forum Closes Nov. 23 "Agnosian Fields" — which takes its name from the neurological disorder Agnosia, the inability to recognize objects, shapes, smells, sounds and even people — is the first solo exhibition in Japan of Paris-based architect Didier Fiuza ...

'Innocence — Art Towards Life'

Art | ART BRIEF Aug 13, 2010

'Innocence — Art Towards Life'

by Jeff Hammond

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts Closes Sept. 20 The main focus of "Innocence — Art Towards Life,' is the work of people in Tochigi Prefecture who have mental difficulties or intellectual disabilities. Such untutored artists, often referred to as "outsider" artists, are considered ...

'Robert Waters: MAN'

Art | ART BRIEF Jul 23, 2010

'Robert Waters: MAN'

by Jeff Hammond

Mizuma Art Gallery — Mizuma Action Closes on Aug. 14 Mizuma Art Gallery is hosting the first show in Asia of 35-year-old Canadian artist Robert Waters. "MAN" explores a variety of issues concerning sexuality, the body and human mortality. The figure in "Man at Computer" was made ...

'Naoya Hatakeyama: "Tracing Lines / Yamate Dori" '

Art | ART BRIEF Jul 23, 2010

'Naoya Hatakeyama: "Tracing Lines / Yamate Dori" '

by Jae Lee

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo Closes Aug. 14 Hatakeyama is internationally renowned for his depictions of modern civilization and humankind's relationship with nature, which comprise of dramatic photographs of lime quarry explosions, ominous shots of tunnels and rivers, and scale-distorting interpretations of architects' city models. Though his ...

'Nippon Takaine Exhibition'

Art | ART BRIEF Jul 9, 2010

'Nippon Takaine Exhibition'

by Jae Lee

@butterfly.stroke.inc. gallery Closes on July 25 During the 1990s, photographer Masayuki Yoshinaga published "Nippon Takaine," a photo-book of Japan's immigrant minority groups, which has become so popular it is being republished this year. To celebrate this second publication, @butterfly.stroke.inc. gallery is exhibiting 80 ...

Science exhibition / 'Sensor in the Life'

Art | ART BRIEF Jul 9, 2010

Science exhibition / 'Sensor in the Life'

by Mio Yamada

Sony ExploraScience "Sensor in the Life" closes Aug. 31 In a survey conducted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2003, science was ranked as the subject school students thought to be the least important to learn, even though it was ...

'Watanabe Toyoshige: Playing with ONI'

Art | ART BRIEF Jun 25, 2010

'Watanabe Toyoshige: Playing with ONI'

by Naoko Kuramochi

The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura Closes Aug. 29 Demon, ogre, troll — in English, the Japanese oni has been given many names and is usually described as a mythical creature that is either malevolent or a punisher of bad deeds. For "Playing wih ...