'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 ...

'Resistance of Fog: Fujiko Nakaya'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 23, 2018

'Resistance of Fog: Fujiko Nakaya'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 27-Jan. 20 Acclaimed as the first artist to use fog as a medium in art during the 1970s, Fujiko Nakaya has since presented more than 80 "fog sculptures" around the world. Created using devices that emit water vapor, her environmental sculptures are part installation, ...

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 16, 2018

'Local Prospects 4: Distances'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 27-Nov. 18 In 2015, Art Gallery Artium launched its first group exhibition series themed on "region," choosing its participants from a public art competition. As part of that project, "Local Prospects 4" focuses on artists based in Kyushu, Okinawa and nearby areas, and features ...

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 9, 2018

'Watanabe Teiichi: A Retrospective'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 13-Nov. 11 At the age of 18, Teiichi Watanabe (1917-81) moved to Tokyo to study at the Kawabata Painting School. Though he was struck by severe illness and then later conscripted twice during World War II, Watanabe's Western-style painting maintained a sense of tranquility and ...

'Graphic Designer Shigemi Hijikata'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 2, 2018

'Graphic Designer Shigemi Hijikata'

by Yukari Tanaka

Oct. 6-Dec. 9 Illustrator and graphic designer Shigemi Hijikata (1915-1986) graduated from Tama Teikoku Art School (present-day Tama Art University) before working at Toho Studios from 1938. There he designed movie posters, including those for "Horse" (1941), "To The Big Sky for the Decisive War" ...

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 25, 2018

'Nana Kuromiya: Utsutsu'

by Yukari Tanaka

Sept. 29-Oct. 27 After winning the 2014 Wonderwall Award for contemporary art, Kyoto-based artist Nana Kuromiya garnered national attention for her unusual techniques, which were derived from her experimentation with conventional mediums. For her oil paintings, she uses extra-liquefied pigments to produce a translucent layered effect, ...