'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jan 8, 2020

'The Appeal of Ko-Imari and Nabeshima'

by Yukari Tanaka

Jan. 10-March 29 Ko-Imari and Nabeshima porcelain items have both been highly valued by powerful historical leaders. Characterized by a gold-painted style called kinrande (gold brocade), Ko-Imari was perfected during the Genroku Era (1688-1704). Its popularity quickly spread throughout Japan and it became a style coveted ...

'Taro Okamoto'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Dec 11, 2019

'Taro Okamoto'

Dec 26-Jan 24, 2020 As Expo 2025 in Osaka approaches, the Oita Prefectural Art Museum looks back on the career of the artist Taro Okamoto (1911-1996), who is well-known for the "Tower of the Sun" sculptural building that became the symbol of Expo '70. Consisting of ...

'Kenjiro Okazaki: Retrospective Strata'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 27, 2019

'Kenjiro Okazaki: Retrospective Strata'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 23-Feb. 24, 2020 Since his first solo exhibition in 1981, Kenjiro Okazaki has pursued various genres, including sculpture, painting, film, media arts, architecture, textiles, scenography, picture books and even drawing using robotic art. As a follow-up to his 2017 show, "Abstract Art as Impact" at ...

'The Covered Finger'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 13, 2019

'The Covered Finger'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 15-Dec. 14 Daisuke Ida is a Japanese contemporary artist whose artworks highlight various social issues such as income inequality and excessive productivity. Ida's recent focus has been on researching and photographing mannequins, which made him realize that the invention of photography has caused the image ...

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Nov 6, 2019

'Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 2-Jan. 13, 2020 Tetsuya Umeda is an internationally acclaimed Japanese contemporary artist, largely known for his live interactive installation and performance works that incorporate daily objects, waste and human-generated "phenomena" such as sound and movement. He also produces site-specific works in rural and urban spaces, ...

'Earth Attack'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Oct 29, 2019

'Earth Attack'

by Yukari Tanaka

Nov. 1-Dec.15 Led by pop artist Shinjiro Okamoto, "Earth Attack" is an art project by nine collaborators — Yoshio Isaka, Giichi Ichikawa, Miho Otsubo, Reiko Kobori, Yoko Shimizu, Miho Shirai, Akira Matsumoto, Keisuke Yamaguchi and Wang Shuye. Inspired by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World ...