'Fergus Feehily: Inland'

Art | ART BRIEF Jun 25, 2010

'Fergus Feehily: Inland'

by Jae Lee

Misako & Rosen Closes July 4 Fergus Feehily's "Inland," now showing at Misako Rosen, is like a fleeting dreamy vision — a blurry image of a woman wrapped in the layers of a kimono that lingers when your eyes are closed. Behind a glass wall, a white ...

'Alessandro Papetti: Dynamic Space'

Art | ART BRIEF Jun 11, 2010

'Alessandro Papetti: Dynamic Space'

by Marius Gombrich

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo Closes June 17 Since being featured at the Venice Biennale in 2003, Italian oil painter Alessandro Papetti has started to gather a critical mass of interest in the art world, leading many to see the 52-year-old as ...

'Yoshitomo Nara: ceramic works'

Art | ART BRIEF Jun 11, 2010

'Yoshitomo Nara: ceramic works'

by Jae Lee

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo Closes June 19 Yoshitomo Nara, one of the pioneers of the Japan's 1990s' pop art wave, is virtually a household name in this country. His cartoon-style and cute characters have been exhibited worldwide and decorate a whole host ...

'Fear Experiment: Science in "Haunted House" '

Art | ART BRIEF May 14, 2010

'Fear Experiment: Science in "Haunted House" '

by Mio Yamada

National Museum of Emerging Science Closes May 31 A haunted house is not something you would expect to find at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan), but this latest special exhibition begins with just that — an experience that spooks visitors with dank ...

"Taylor Deupree: Unseen"

Art | ART BRIEF Apr 23, 2010

"Taylor Deupree: Unseen"

by Danielle Demetriou

NADiff ClosesApril 25 Forget a diary with words. Instead, picture a cloudless sky, an empty street and a snow-filled forest. A year in the life of American artist Taylor Deupree is displayed in a new exhibition at NADiff in Ebisu, with one Polaroid snap taken every ...

"Wilhelm Sasnal: 16 mm films"

Art | ART BRIEF Apr 23, 2010

"Wilhelm Sasnal: 16 mm films"

by Jon Lowther

Rat Hole GalleryCloses June 6 A snowman on fire, women dancing on a car and the chopped-off roof of a vehicle used as a skate ramp are just some of the countless startling images encountered in the "16 mm films" exhibition of Wilhelm Sasnal. Presented ...

"Native Land"

Art | ART BRIEF Apr 9, 2010

"Native Land"

by Jon Lowther

Scai the BathhouseCloses April 17 Through film, video and photography, Apichatpong Weerasethakul transcends the boundaries between artist and filmmaker. The receiver of numerous awards, including two prizes from the Cannes Film Festival as a feature film director, his work can be seen in art exhibitions ...

"A Requiem: An Another story"

Art | ART BRIEF Apr 9, 2010

"A Requiem: An Another story"

by Jae Lee

Shugo ArtsCloses April 28 As an internationally known photographer, model, actor, painter and sculptor, it's no surprise that Yasumasa Morimura would hold "A Requiem: Art on Top of the Battlefield," his grand film and photographic reinterpretations of modern history, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of ...

'Showa no Joseitachi'

Art | ART BRIEF Mar 12, 2010

'Showa no Joseitachi'

by Jae Lee

Kiyokawa Taiji Memorial GalleryCloses March 22 Taiji Kiyokawa (1919-2000) is best known for his works in oil, having produced hundreds of paintings at his Tokyo, Setagaya residence/atlier, which he built himself during the 1960s. Before devoting himself to oil painting in the 1940s, however, Kiyokawa ...

'Story-Telling: Silesia'

Art | ART BRIEF Mar 12, 2010

'Story-Telling: Silesia'

by Jae Lee

Shyadai GalleryCloses March 31 Photographer Takuya Tsukahara has had a fascination with the culture of Poland since 1927, and he was there working on the "Black Madonna" project when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Later, in 1996, a local artist took Tsukahara to Silesia, ...

Hirazaki Eiho 130th Anniversary Exhibition

Art | ART BRIEF Feb 26, 2010

Hirazaki Eiho 130th Anniversary Exhibition

by Marius Gombrich

Yayoi Museum Closes on March 28 Next door to the Yumeji Takehisa Museum, and serving as its companion in terms of period and spirit, is the Yayoi Museum. Its third floor houses a permanent exhibition of works by the little-known Taisho (1912-26) and Showa (1926-89) ...