'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

/ Sep 18, 2018

'Beauty in the Yumeji Style'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 26-Dec. 16 The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as "Yumeji beauty style." Yumeji developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, but it has ...

'Qiu Zhijie Living Writing'

/ Sep 4, 2018

'Qiu Zhijie Living Writing'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 8-March 3, 2019 Born in Fujian Province and now based in Beijing, artist, writer, critic and curator Qiu Zhijie explores the universal and primordial question of human existence using traditional Chinese calligraphy, photography and video. His dramatic multimedia works are largely influenced by his formative ...

'Treasures of Buddhist Art'

/ Sep 4, 2018

'Treasures of Buddhist Art'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 8-Oct. 14 With its roots in India, Buddhism came to Japan via monks traveling on the Silk Road trade route in the 5th century. As it flourished in East Asia, Buddhist artworks also proliferated with statues and paintings now admired by both the religious ...

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

/ Aug 7, 2018

'Reading Leo Lionni, Again'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 11-Sept. 24 For kids, Swimmy — a smart black fish among red siblings — is a familiar eponymous character from a Leo Lionni picture book that is widely read at elementary schools in Japan. Lionni (1910-99) wrote his first children's book, "Little Blue and ...

'Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With'

/ Jul 31, 2018

'Bauhaus Imaginista: Corresponding With'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 4-Oct. 8 Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus school combined fine arts and crafts under the concept that all art is "building." Through its advocation of experimentation and problem-solving, it also aimed to reform art education. This international exhibition focuses ...

'Enoco Chitchat Museum'

/ Jul 24, 2018

'Enoco Chitchat Museum'

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 4-26 In general, museums in Japan ask visitors to be considerate to others by viewing artworks in near silence. The Enokojima Art, Culture and Creative Center (Enoco), however, wants to encourage visitors to share their enjoyment of art by talking to each other and ...

'Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination'

/ Jul 17, 2018

'Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination'

by Yukari Tanaka

July 22-Dec. 2 Though French symbolist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was active at the same time as the impressionists, he pursued his own unique style, often depicting eerie monsters and fantastical scenes. Producing works so different to his contemporaries, Redon was believed to have kept himself aloof ...