'All About Mariano Fortuny'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 2, 2019

'All About Mariano Fortuny'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 6-Oct. 6 Born in Granada, Spain, raised in Rome and Paris and based in Venice, Italy, the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny (1871-1949) was famed for his Delphos series of elegant and intricately hand-pleated lightweight silk gowns. First designed and introduced during the early 1900s, ...

'Ikat Textiles From the World'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 11, 2019

'Ikat Textiles From the World'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 14-Sept. 10 Across the world, ikat, resist-dyeing yarn before it is woven into a fabric, is one of the most practiced techniques of patterning textiles. There are three ways to produce ikat: warp ikat — dyeing lengthwise yarn; weft ikat — dyeing transverse yarn; ...

'The Art of Hayami Gyoshu'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 4, 2019

'The Art of Hayami Gyoshu'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 8-Aug. 4 Though known as a nihonga (Japanese-style) artist, Hayami Gyoshu (1894-1935) studied and advocated new painting styles, producing works that broke away from conventional perceptions of the genre. He introduced Western-style painting characteristics and continuously experimented and developed nihonga, helping it become a ...

'Plans for Tokyo 2019: Vol.2 Sachiko Kazama'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 28, 2019

'Plans for Tokyo 2019: Vol.2 Sachiko Kazama'

by Yukari Tanaka

June 1-July 13 Sachiko Kazama's monochrome woodcut prints are an exploration of the past from the viewpoint of the present. Her works, which often feature historical motifs within present-day landscapes, also allude to ominous possible futures. A graduate of the Musashino Art School, Kazama first began ...

'Retrospective of Munakata Shiko: Woodcut Prints'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 21, 2019

'Retrospective of Munakata Shiko: Woodcut Prints'

May 25-July 7 Born in Aomori, Shiko Munakata (1903-1975) is internationally celebrated as a 20th-century master of Japanese woodcut prints, having won several awards, including first prize at the 1955 Sao Paulo Biennial and the Grand Prix at the 1956 Venice Biennale. Munakata moved to Tokyo ...

'Roppongi Art Night 2019'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 14, 2019

'Roppongi Art Night 2019'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 25-26 Roppongi Art Night, an annual overnight multi-disciplinary art event, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary of contemporary art, photography, design, music, video and performances — most of which is free to view. This year's theme is "Night Journey, Daydream," and the event features 50 ...

'Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 14, 2019

'Aguri Uchida: Incarnated Painting as Inselberg'

by Yukari Tanaka

May 20-June 16 In an exploration of the meaning of human existence and the human body, Aguri Uchida pushes the potential of contemporary nihonga (Japanese-style painting). This exhibition brings together Uchida's earlier figurative paintings of the 1970s and '80s, which express human emotions, with her more ...