'Michelangelo and the Ideal Body'

/ Jun 19, 2018

'Michelangelo and the Ideal Body'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 19-Sept. 24 Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" and "The Last Judgment" on the ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, his "Pieta" sculpture of Mary holding the body of Christ at St. Peter's Basilica, and his marble statue of "David" in Florence are some of ...

'Nowhere'

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Nowhere'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 15-July 8 Yuna Yagi is a Kyoto-based photographer whose work, since her debut in 2010, has been praised by critics both here and abroad. Her photos have been featured at the Kyotographie International Photography Festival and earned her the Hasselblad Award in 2016. Rooted in ...

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

/ Jun 12, 2018

'Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 19-Sept. 17 American artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-78) was a 20th-century Renaissance man, juggling projects that cut across multiple artistic disciplines as well as into street culture and food. He also recognized the importance of art in creating thriving communities. This show at the National Museum ...

'Shiseido Art Egg 12'

/ Jun 5, 2018

'Shiseido Art Egg 12'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 8-Aug. 26 The "Shiseido Art Egg" project began in 2006 to promote up-and-coming artists selected by the public. Once chosen, the artists work with Shiseido Gallery curators to put on a solo exhibition. Out of 350 applicants, three artists — Yuma Tomiyasu, Koichi Sato and ...

'30 Ways to Go to the Moon'

/ May 29, 2018

'30 Ways to Go to the Moon'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 29-July 14 Nobuko Tsuchiya is a Japanese artist whose works are often inspired by unexpected encounters with waste. Ultimately, this leads her to use interesting materials for creations like large bathtubs covered in mysterious liquids and electrical wires that hatch eggs from unknown creatures. Tsuchiya's ...

'Lithography: Around the Stone'

/ May 15, 2018

'Lithography: Around the Stone'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 21-Aug. 19 The work of 10 contemporary print artists have been brought together for this exhibition highlighting the characteristics of lithography, showcasing modern printing techniques, new perspectives and unique artistic expressions. At the end of the 18th century, the invention of lithography introduced a new ...

'Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled'

/ May 8, 2018

'Naito Masatoshi: Another World Unveiled'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 12-July 16 During the 1960s, freelance photographer Masatoshi Naito explored the formation of life and mysteries of the universe through a series of microscopic photographs of chemical reactions. An encounter with sokushinbutsu, the Shugendo Buddhist practice of monks in Yamagata Prefecture seeking asceticism to ...