Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

National Nov 9, 2019

Lights, camera ... cut! Japan soul-searching over freedom of expression

Withdrawn endorsements for films and art exhibitions are re-igniting a debate in Japan over self-censorship, exposing a struggle to balance freedom of expression with a cultural penchant for avoiding conflict. The latest controversy arose when Japan last week canceled its endorsement of an art exhibition ...

The power of cultural and economic capital

Art Nov 6, 2019

The power of cultural and economic capital

by John L. Tran

Compared to exhibitions in which art objects are meant to seduce us into epiphanic transcendence, the works in "Surface and Custom," a group show at Shiseido Gallery organized by Berlin-based artists Jay Chung and Q Takeki Maeda, are more akin to frank expositions about ...

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Entertainment News Oct 25, 2019

For Leonardo, painting was the 'queen of sciences'

Leonardo da Vinci, whose genius encompassed architecture, anatomy, mechanics, music and even party planning, is known first and foremost for his paintings, though he produced fewer than 20 of them. The curators of a stunning retrospective of the Renaissance master's paintings that opened Thursday at ...