'Emerging 2018'

/ Jul 10, 2018

'Emerging 2018'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 14-Sept. 24 Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) has been running programs to support and nurture young and up-and-coming artists since it was established in 2001. Its "Emerging" exhibition, previously known as "TWS-Emerging," is a showcase of works selected in collaboration with Tokyo Wonder Wall (TWW), ...

'Souvenirs as a Mirror of Japanese Culture'

/ Jul 3, 2018

'Souvenirs as a Mirror of Japanese Culture'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 10-Sept. 17 As traveling become more popular among Japanese, the custom of giving omiyage (souvenirs) has become a regular part of everyday life. This exhibition looks at travel destinations in Japan, omiyage specialties, travelers and their souvenir preferences, and what happens to so many ...

'Women: Through the Lens'

/ Jul 3, 2018

'Women: Through the Lens'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 12-Sept. 1 The female form has long been a favorite subject among artists, often admired or even worshipped as an idealization of beauty. Photographers, too, have produced many masterpieces of women, whether as portraits or artistic works. Emphasizing femininity, elegance, delicateness, glamor, motherhood and strength, ...

'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 ...