'Oscar Oiwa: Journey to the Light'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 23, 2019

'Oscar Oiwa: Journey to the Light'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 27-Aug. 25 Based in Tokyo and New York, Oscar Oiwa is a Nikkei Brazilian artist who reinterprets aerial and bird's-eye views of urban landscapes through detailed drawings and paintings. Exploring global themes of societal and environmental issues, he sources inspiration from photographs, prints and ...

'Points and Lines, Color, Shape: Art of Shimane'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Apr 16, 2019

'Points and Lines, Color, Shape: Art of Shimane'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 20-June 24 The Iwami Art Museum's collection of acquisitions ranges from ancient objects to contemporary artworks, including paintings, crafts, sculpture, photography, video, fashion magazines, clothing and accessories from across the world. To complement its works celebrating the traditions and cultural properties of Shimane Prefecture, the ...

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 26, 2019

'Hasegawa Tohaku and Suiboku-ga'

by Yukari Tanaka

April 5-June 2 Suiboku-ga (Japanese ink painting) developed from a technique brought to Japan from China during the 14th century. It later became an established Japanese art form, peaking during the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) through the work of Sesshu Toyo, Sesson Shukei. Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1601), one ...

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 19, 2019

'Joseph Cornell: Collage & Montage'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 23-June 16 American artist Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is well-known for his assemblage artworks — surrealist arrangements of objects that he collected and framed inside handmade wooden boxes. These 3D collages used clippings from books, photographs, various everyday objects and found items. His film works were ...