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Patching (and Darning)

Patching (and Darning)

"Collage" became recognized as an art term during the early 20th century when Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso used it to define assembling images and material on a flat surface to produce an artwork. Though some argue that the simple juxtaposition of materials may ...

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Gather: Gift

Gather: Gift

In 2017, psychologist and art critic Yasuo Miwaki organized an art exhibition featuring two artists — Yoshinobu Nakagawa and Kohei Takahashi — titled "Gather: Crowd." It was the first exhibition Miwaki had organized, and was inspired by Nakagawa's observations of art and his views ...

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The Universe Consists of Dots and Lines

The Universe Consists of Dots and Lines

Three artists, all associated with the Shonan area of Kanagawa Prefecture, have been brought together for this exhibition focusing on the expressive potential of dots and lines in contemporary art. Minako Ishikawa's finely painted lines subtly change from one color to the next to in ...

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Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi

Direct Perception by Soetsu Yanagi

Soetsu Yanagi (1889-1961), a scholar who specialized in the philosophy of religion, was also a theorist and aesthetician credited for spearheading the mingei (Japanese folk crafts) movement. He is recognized as one of the first people to acknowledge the beauty and skill behind Korean ...

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Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children

Architectural and Spatial Works Designed for Children

When the modern education system in Japan was established during the Meiji Era (1868-1912), the first school facilities were architecturally based on Western-style buildings. Throughout the ages, schools developed to steel-reinforced concrete buildings, with the introduction of open-classroom teaching during the 1970s. This exhibition chronologically ...

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Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars

Leiko Ikemura Our Planet: Earth & Stars

Contemporary artist Leiko Ikemura's multimedia works blend painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, print, photography and video into installations that address gender issues and other societal observations. After studying at the University of Seville's Faculty of Fine Arts in Spain, Ikemura moved to Switzerland in the ...

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