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Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 18, 2019
Eiko Yamazawa: Cracking the glass ceiling of photography
One of the first successful female photographers in Japan, Eiko Yamazawa was not only an adept commercial photographer, but a pioneer of abstraction at the forefront of constructed photography.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2019
Rugby World Cup organizers tap traditional Japanese art for ticket designs
Rugby World Cup 2019 organizers on Monday unveiled their ticket designs for matches for the tournament, bringing a traditional Japanese flavor to what will be Asia's first-ever hosting of the event.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Jun 8, 2019
For artist Jun Arita, home is where the art is
Art, says New Zealand-based Jun Arita, is not about the money, it's about making connections and creating something meaningful.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jun 8, 2019
Freyja Dean: Art, mythology and prog rock
Once an anatomical model maker, always an artist, Freyja Dean's work is inspired by science and mythology — and a little prog rock.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jun 6, 2019
Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition in Oxford
Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away — Ai-Da is a robot.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 4, 2019
Ryuji Miyamoto: Looking back to go forward
'Invisible Land' at the TOP Museum doesn't showcase Ryuji Miyamoto's best-known works. Instead, it offers insight into the photographer's development of a style that led to international recognition.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 31, 2019
Artist Miwa Komatsu wows Cleveland audience with live painting performance at Shinto exhibition
Wearing a pure white hakama (wide-legged pants worn over a kimono), a young Japanese woman appears on stage in the glass-covered atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) in Cleveland, Ohio.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 29, 2019
Swiss court blocks Italy's bid for possible da Vinci portrait
Switzerland's highest court has rejected Italy's request for the return of an oil painting attributed by some to Leonardo Da Vinci, ruling no Swiss laws were broken when the work was brought over the border.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 28, 2019
Yu Araki: What you get is what you see
The minimalist elegance of Yu Araki's 'Le Souvenir Du Japon' at first seems to be an affirmation of civilization and the redemptive possibilities of beauty; however, within the gorgeous setup is a postcolonial ambivalence about the social and historical conditions of 'taste.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 24, 2019
Artistic diversity thrives in the heart of Venice
Coinciding with the 58th Venice Biennale in Italy, the Karuizawa New Art Museum (KaNAM) Venice branch is holding an exhibition in a corner of the city’s Piazza San Marco through Nov. 24.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 22, 2019
Taiwan's balloon 'Tank Man' marks run-up to 30th anniversary of Tiananmen crackdown
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "Tank Man" — the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square — to mark 30 years since China's bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement. The photograph of a man in a white shirt standing in...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 21, 2019
'Information or Inspiration?': The paths of perception
A review of 'Information or Inspiration?' at the Suntory Museum of Art almost needs a spoiler alert — it includes many surprises that make it more than a showcase of glassware, lacquerware, enamel, ceramic and calligraphy works: It's an immersive, thought-provoking experience.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 14, 2019
Kanjiro Kawai: Pots of incredible talent
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto's 'Potter Kawai Kanjiro: Works from the Kawakatsu Collection' is just the fourth time it has presented such a substantial selection of works from its renowned Kawakatsu Collection of over 400 pieces.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 14, 2019
'Roppongi Art Night 2019'
May 25-26
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 7, 2019
Gustav Klimt: Behind all that glitters
Decorative gold surfaces and images of radiant women define the work of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) for many people. The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's current exhibition, however, highlights lesser-known aspects of the Austrian artist's career, offering more insight into the man behind the works.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 7, 2019
Miwa Komatsu: An artist's vision of Shinto and its divine beings
'When I was in elementary school, I was taking a nap under a tree in my garden. Then I had a dream, that would later come true, of having an exhibition as a painter and being an artist. That felt very real, and I realized this was foreshadowing my future. I felt that if I continued on the same path,...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Apr 13, 2019
Masaya Nakayama: Keeping an eye on the art of subtraction
Finding artistic freedom in New York, Osaka-born artist finds new expressions for Japanese-style painting.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2019
Seibu Railway's train etiquette posters in ukiyo-e style are a hit in Japan and overseas
Posters that use traditional kimono-wearing characters portrayed in the style of Edo Period ukiyo-e to educate train passengers on proper etiquette have gained attention abroad, with the works featured in a British exhibition and printed in Taiwanese textbooks.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 9, 2019
Weaving in and out of a century of art
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo's re-opening exhibition is an ambitious exploration of an entire century's worth of art that runs through the majority of the museum building and spans four floors. Allow yourself ample time to make your way through it.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 7, 2019
Art Basel Hong Kong: All the fun of the international art fair
As Hong Kong continues to rise as a hub of Asian contemporary art, Art Basel Hong Kong introduces a clutch of Japanese artists with plenty to say.

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