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'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

Jul 7, 2015

'Oscar Niemeyer: The Man Who Built Brasilia'

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July 18-Oct.12. Even before he could hold a pencil, Oscar Niemeyer was drawing in the air with his fingers. His talent blossomed decades later and he became a renowned architect, receiving international acclaim in 1941 for the Pampulha Architectural Complex in the Brazilian city ...

'Banditi dell'Arte'

Jun 30, 2015

'Banditi dell'Arte'

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June 26-July 20 “Banditi dell’Arte” is Italian for “Bandits of Art,” a title given to this exhibition by curator Gustavo Giacosa, who chose it because the term “banditi” usually refers to a lone wolf, or unconventional practices. The artists featured in the exhibition have ...

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

Jun 16, 2015

'Bordeaux, Port de la Lune'

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June 23-Sept. 23 The southwest French port town of Bordeaux, which is famous for its wine, is also known as Port de la Lune (Port of the Moon) because of its crescent-shaped coastline that facilitated overseas trade since the Roman Empire. Having developed a ...

'Motion Science'

Jun 16, 2015

'Motion Science'

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June 19-Sept. 27 Creative director Seiichi Hishikawa, known for his work on TV commercials and the opening visuals for NHK historical dramas, curated this unusual exhibition for 21_21 Design Sight. As the title “Motion Science” suggests, this exhibition features works that bring movement to ...

'No Museum, No Life?'

Jun 9, 2015

'No Museum, No Life?'

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June 16-Sept. 13 The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, asks the question, “What is an art museum?” It doesn’t matter if you’re an art beginner or an expert, this exhibition has been designed to appeal to all. A total of 170 works have ...