'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 ...

'Georges Braque: Metamorphoses'

/ May 1, 2018

'Georges Braque: Metamorphoses'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 28-June 24 A pioneer of cubism, Georges Braque (1882-1963) was one of the most important artists to revolutionize early 20th-century art through the visual deconstruction and reworking of architectural forms into geometric two-dimensional works. This comprehensive exhibition of Braque's work, a first in Japan, is ...

'A Sparkle: With the Works of Yoshio Mori'

/ May 1, 2018

'A Sparkle: With the Works of Yoshio Mori'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 27-July 22 In 1930, Yozo Hamaguchi (1909-2000) dropped out of Tokyo Art School (present-day Tokyo University of the Arts) to pursue painting and printing in Paris. After his return to Japan just before World War II, he specialized in copperplate printing, later becoming a ...

'Phantasmagoric: Hokusai's Water Wonderland'

/ Apr 24, 2018

'Phantasmagoric: Hokusai's Water Wonderland'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 24-June 10 Perhaps inspired by the river in Sumida, Tokyo, where he was born, Katsushika Hokusai is renowned for his dynamic expressions of water, for which he utilized strong observational skills and a wide range of painting and printing techniques. Best-known for his woodblock ...

'Matsudaira Fumai: Daimyo, Tea Master, Aesthete'

/ Apr 17, 2018

'Matsudaira Fumai: Daimyo, Tea Master, Aesthete'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 21-June 17 Matsudaira Fumai (1751-1818), the seventh Matsudaira family daimyo of the Matsue Domain, is celebrated for successfully reforming the domain's governance while also advocating cultural innovation. Under the name of Fumai, he later became recognized as a master of the Japanese tea ceremony ...

'Rebel Without a Cause: I Love Art 14'

/ Apr 17, 2018

'Rebel Without a Cause: I Love Art 14'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 7-July 29 Throughout history, art has long been a tool to express conflicts with rules, systems and power in the pursuit of freedom. Yet society today is now afflicted by the "convenience" of information sharing and manipulation that ironically creates new problems of restrictions ...