Bontaro Dokuyama: The art of expression

Art Aug 19, 2019

Bontaro Dokuyama: The art of expression

by Jennifer Pastore

After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Fukushima native Bontaro Dokuyama began to focus on becoming an artist, explaining that he didn't see much expression from his home area: "If the audience enjoys having their thoughts provoked, that is enjoyable for me as an artist."

Director Igarashi says quake memories still fresh

Art Aug 22, 2013

Director Igarashi says quake memories still fresh

by Edan Corkill

The Japan Times sat down with the artistic director of the Aichi Triennale, the architecture critic and historian Taro Igarashi. The theme of the triennale is "Awakening — Where are we standing? — Earth, Memory and Resurrection." Why? I was conscious that the triennale is not ...

'Aichi Triennale 2013'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Aug 14, 2013

'Aichi Triennale 2013'

by Alisa Yamasaki

The theme of this second Aichi Triennale is "Awakening — Where Are We Standing?" and it aims to make us rethink the role of art as Japan continues to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake and following disasters. Works by various artists from around ...