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Sakata Kazuo: Recoup Lost Ground

In 1921, Kazuo Sakata (1889-1956) was first introduced to abstract painting during a trip to France, where he studied art under Fernand Leger, and then stayed for over a decade. After his return to Japan in 1933 he continued to create avant-garde works in ...

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Hodaka Yoshida: Walls of Wonder

Hodaka Yoshida (1926-95) grew up under the influence of a creative family. His father was a Western-style painter and printmaker, and his mother and older brother were also artists. After World War II, he began producing tanka poems and oil paintings, before shifting his ...

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Takumi Shinagawa Exhibition: Combination Form

A graduate of a crafts and design high school in Tokyo in 1928, Takumi Shinagawa (1908-2009) first continued his studies under a Japanese goldsmith. In 1935, he began to learn printmaking from Koshiro Onchi (1891-1955), later experimenting in techniques, including photograms and mirror printing. A ...

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Kenjiro Okazaki: Retrospective Strata

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 Toyota Municipal ...

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Therein, Nothing: Just Precious Trifles

Miyuki Tsugami specializes in colorful abstract landscapes, drawing from various cities that she has resided in, including New York in 1996, Kurashiki in Okayama Prefecture in 2005, London in 2013, Berlin and Prenzlau in 2015 and Fukushima the following year. All titles of her works ...

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Umeda Tetsuya: On the Origin of Voices

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, creating dynamic environments ...

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Earth Attack

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 Trade ...

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Christian Boltanski: Lifetime

Conceptual artist Christian Boltanski was first recognized for short films he made in the late 1960s. He moved on to photography in the ’70s, before working with light as a medium and creating installations during the ’80s. Driven by an interest in cultural anthropology and ...

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Parabola of Pre-Raphaelitism

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848), a group of English painters, poets and critics who wanted to reform the British art scene. The Pre-Raphaelites dismissed popular mannerist stylized imagery and instead championed detail, realism and the ...

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Haji Oh: Memories in Weaving

Haji Oh works with textiles and fiber arts, focusing on weaving, dyeing, tying and stitching techniques to create installations. Primarily following the concept of "unravelling memories and re-weaving them," her pieces explore untold histories and stories of women and other individuals who have had ...

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Travelers Through a Hundred Ages

"Preface for a Spring Evening Banquet with Cousins in a Peach Blossom Garden," a text by poet Li Bai (701-62) was the inspiration behind "Travelers Through a Hundred Ages," an exhibition that aims to connect the past, present and future by looking into relationships ...

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Raoul Dufy: Paintings and Textile Designs

Widely known as "the magician of colors," the Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) favored vibrant tones and delicate brushwork to depict leisure activities, spectacles and events. A multitalented artist, he was also printmaker, book illustrator, draftsman and textile and furniture designer. This exhibition traces Dufy's ...

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Shiro Matsui: Far Too Close

Since his first solo exhibition in 1983, sculptor Shiro Matsui has continued to use various materials, such as wood, metal, soil and stone, for installations of different forms, colors and scale that not only speak to our senses with wit and humor, but also ...

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