'The Age of New Painting'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 15, 2019

'The Age of New Painting'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 19-March 24 The "new painting" of this exhibition refers to neo-expressionism, a movement that emerged during the early 1980s in reaction to the minimalist nature of the conceptual art that dominated during the '70s. Neo-expressionists focused on more figurative depictions of violence, death, sexuality, dreams, ...

'La Caricature is Here!'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2019

'La Caricature is Here!'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 12- Feb. 24 On Nov. 4, 1830, the first issue of Caricature, edited by Charles Philipon (1800-61), was published in Paris. The groundbreaking weekly magazine, which launched after the July Revolution, was originally a simple publication of illustrations. However, it quickly adopted a political ...

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 28, 2018

'Hashimoto Kansetsu: A Solitary Painter'

Dec.1-Feb. 28 Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945) was greatly influenced by his father, a Confucian scholar, who introduced him to kangaku (Chinese classical literature). Using the Shijo School of traditional Japanese-style painting as the foundation of his work, Hashimoto often looked to Chinese classics for inspiration. He also ...

'Seeing Through a Glass'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2018

'Seeing Through a Glass'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 10-March 31 Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it's natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the world they see around them. With the theme of "landscapes" central to "Seeing Through a Glass," this collection seeks to ...

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 30, 2018

'Hyslom Temporary Human'

by Yukari Tanaka

The art performance group Hyslom comprises three contemporary artists — Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino and Yuu Yoshida — and aims to explore two concepts: the lost connection between the Earth and the human body and the search for an unknown no-man's land that isn't ...