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Seeing Through a Glass

Landscape is one of the most popular themes in art. Whether it's natural or urban settings, artists have long sought to express the world they see around them. With the theme of "landscapes" central to "Seeing Through a Glass," this collection seeks to "see through" ...

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Hyslom Temporary Human

The art performance group Hyslom comprises three contemporary artists — Itaru Kato, Fuminori Hoshino and Yuu Yoshida — and aims to explore two concepts: the lost connection between the Earth and the human body and the search for an unknown no-man's land that isn't ...

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Mingei: Another Kind of Art

In 1925, the Japanese philosopher Muneyoshi Yanagi (1889-1961) coined the term "mingei" to refer to folk arts and crafts that involved high levels of skill but were made by unknown craftspeople. Being created from local materials, made in traditional colors and involving long-established manufacturing ...

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Local Prospects 4: Distances

In 2015, Art Gallery Artium launched its first group exhibition series themed on "region," choosing its participants from a public art competition. As part of that project, "Local Prospects 4" focuses on artists based in Kyushu, Okinawa and nearby areas, and features three artists: ...

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Munch: A Retrospective

One of the most significant artists of modernism, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) portrayed aspects of the human existence — love, despair, jealousy and loneliness — while depicting the daily life and landscapes of Norway. Focusing on works from the artist's collection on loan from the Munch ...

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This comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese realist works focuses on Toshiro Aoki, who was greatly inspired by Johannes Vermeer's "View of Delft" (1660-1661); Osamu Obi, whose artistic style changed direction after depicting a Rembrandt portrait; and Kenichiro Ishiguro, who studied art in Madrid, Spain. ...

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Redon and His World: Beyond Imagination

Though French symbolist Odilon Redon (1840-1916) was active at the same time as the impressionists, he pursued his own unique style, often depicting eerie monsters and fantastical scenes. Producing works so different to his contemporaries, Redon was believed to have kept himself aloof from other ...

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Biomatrix

Using innovative techniques that he devised himself, Kohei Nawa alters man-made materials to create works that are evocative of living organisms. The concept behind his well-known "PixCell" works is the combination of the smallest units of digital images (pixels) with the smallest unit of ...

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Beauty in the Yumeji Style

The bijinga (portraits of beautiful women) by Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) portrayed women in such a distinctive manner that it became known as "Yumeji beauty style." Yumeji developed this poetic and minimalist yet romantic style after meeting his wife Tamaki, but it has also been ...

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