'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Randall Okita: A Place Between'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 29-Feb. 14 Working closely with sculpture, technology and performance, Japanese-Canadian artist and filmmaker Randall Okita creates innovative installations that challenge the conventional notions of artistic disciplines while addressing difficult subjects such as violence, conflict and reconciliation. His works combine sculpture, film, digital media and ...

'Romantic Russia'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 20, 2018

'Romantic Russia'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 23-Jan. 27 During the late 19th century, a number of young artists left the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts and established the Wanderers, a group that pursued realism and resisted the government-led academic rules of neoclassical art. The group's name referred to the artists' ...

"Grand Open': Marvelous Liberation'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 20, 2018

"Grand Open': Marvelous Liberation'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 22-Jan. 26 Chim↑Pom — artists Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka and Toshinori Mizuno — has built an international reputation for unusual works that comment on contemporary society and individuals, while highlighting the contradictions and borders that emerge as humanity strives ...

'Munch: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 23, 2018

'Munch: A Retrospective'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 27-Jan. 20 One of the most significant artists of modernism, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) portrayed aspects of the human existence — love, despair, jealousy and loneliness — while depicting the daily life and landscapes of Norway. Focusing on works from the artist's collection on loan from ...

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Rubens and the Birth of the Baroque'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 16-Jan. 20 The master Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a prominent influence on the development of Baroque (17th to 18th century) art and a skilled diplomat capable of negotiations with royal courts around Europe. Influenced by ancient and High Renaissance (late-15th to mid-16th ...

'Biomatrix'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Biomatrix'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 10-Dec. 8 Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest ...