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Tokyo 2021

Tokyo 2021

Organized by Toda Corp., "Tokyo 2021" takes place in the construction company's Toda Building headquarters before preparations to rebuild it into a skyscraper begin. As Tokyo readies itself for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toda looks toward 2021 and beyond, challenging visitors to ...

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Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Rut Bryk: Touch of a Butterfly

Finnish artist Rut Bryk (1916-1999) was a pioneer of modern Finnish ceramic art and was particularly well-known for her designs for the ceramics brand Arabia. Throughout her career she explored various styles, ranging from expressionist ceramic wall tiles to large-scale abstract mosaic murals, and ...

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Shiga-kinbi Art Spot Project Vol.2: “Symbiosis"

Shiga-kinbi Art Spot Project Vol.2: “Symbiosis"

In the city of Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, there are two main areas, both called Taisanji but spelled with different kanji. Though phonetically sounding the same, the two areas have very different histories. One Taisanji dates back to the Sengoku period (1482 to 1573), also ...

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Lament of the Images

Lament of the Images

Artist, architect and filmmaker Alfredo Jaar's multidisciplinary works comment on cultural and political issues and highlight a dramatic use of minimalism. Meticulously researching his subjects of human rights violations and social injustices around the world, he analyzes and re-examines information that has been distorted ...

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Insects: Models for Design

Insects: Models for Design

Though insects are integral to environments and affect our everyday lives, due to their variety, surprisingly little is known about them. Their vibrant colors, physical features and other characteristics and habits, however, often go beyond our imaginations, making them a great inspiration to artists ...

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Kawabata Yasunari & Collection

Kawabata Yasunari & Collection

Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972) is best-known as the first Japanese novelist to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1968). He was also a philosopher and avid art collector who amassed an impressive range of important works. Kawabata's acquisitions ranged from Japanese masterpieces by Urakami Gyokudo (1745-1820), ...

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Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-

Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-

"Art Project Kobe 2019: Trans-" takes place in venues in Hyogo Port, Shinkaichi and Shin-Nagata, all areas historically connected to Kobe, a city that flourished during the Edo Period (1603-1868) and Meiji Era (1869-1912) as a hub of trade and cultural exchange. Deliberately showcasing works ...

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Star Guided Art Tour

Star Guided Art Tour

Astrology has been practiced for thousands of years, often with 10 major celestial bodies — the sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto — being used to represent different aspects of human character. A sense of self and independence, for ...

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Okayama Art Summit 2019: If the Snake

Okayama Art Summit 2019: If the Snake

This year, the Okayama Art Summit — an international triennial contemporary art exhibition — is being hosted at five different throughout the city: the former Uchisange Elementary School, Tenjinyama Cultural Plaza of Okayama Prefecture, the Okayama Orient Museum, Okayama Castle and the Hayashibara Museum ...

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Haji Oh: Memories in Weaving

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

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

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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