'Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 16, 2019

'Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 20-June 23 Based in New York, Tom Sachs is best-known for his "readymade" reinterpretations of everyday objects and iconic pop culture into satirical art. Despite his humorous and at times critical commentary, he has been acclaimed by international brands, including Prada, whose shoe boxes ...

'PGI 40th Anniversary Exhibition'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 16, 2019

'PGI 40th Anniversary Exhibition'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 19-May 25 On April 5, the Photo Gallery International (PGI), which specializes in showcasing original works by renowned and up-and-coming photographers from all around the globe, celebrated its 40th anniversary. Reflecting on the past 40 years of exhibitions, this anniversary presentation includes a focus on ...

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 9, 2019

'Bizen Swords: The Flower of Japanese Swords'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 13-June 2 Bizen Province, now the southwest area of Okayama, was once known as the sword kingdom. Possessing talented bladesmiths and nearby high-quality raw materials accessible by water transportation, Bizen produced the most swords in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185), beating Yamashiro, Yamato, Sagami ...

'Moomin the Art and the Story'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Apr 2, 2019

'Moomin the Art and the Story'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 9-June 16 Tove Marika Jansson (1914-2001) was born to a family of artists — her father was a sculptor and her mother an illustrator/designer. In 1945, as a form of escapism from World War II, Tove wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, a ...

'Sense of Humor'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Sense of Humor'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 15-June 30 When art director Katsumi Asaba traveled around the world, he found that humor played an important role in his communication with others and his perception of objects. Likewise, he chooses to express his own sense of humor through his designs and personal ...

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 12, 2019

'Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 14-June 9 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism ...

'Art Fair Tokyo 2019'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 26, 2019

'Art Fair Tokyo 2019'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 8-10 Art Fair Tokyo is the largest art fair in Japan and the oldest in Asia. When it first launched as the Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair (NICAF) in 1992, it was the first and largest contemporary art fair in Asia. The fair was relaunched ...