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ART

Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 23, 2021
Becoming Isamu Noguchi: The making of a sculptor
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum's exhibition showcases the ways in which Japanese culture influenced Isamu Noguchi's career as an artist who created works to be “lived,” not merely “seen.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 17, 2021
‘Culture Gate’ brings top-flight artworks to Japan’s airports
Dozens of works are now on display in terminal buildings across Japan as part of a major media arts exhibition split between seven airports and one international cruise port.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 4, 2021
NFT price crash stirs debate on whether stimulus-led fad is over
While some are skeptical, others who study the technology argue the use of blockchain to create scarcity for digital collectibles is a lasting innovation.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Mar 27, 2021
Keisuke Sugiyama: ‘Being able to experience the past through art is extremely exciting’
As an associate professor at Tohoku University of Art and Design, Keisuke Sugiyama is using a wide array of tools to convey his love of art.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 25, 2021
Tokyo's art scene looks back at recent history
Asian artists and curators examine the present through the lens of the past.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 22, 2021
One year into pandemic, the art world adapts to survive
The art community is reeling from the impact of lockdowns, travel bans and social distancing, but buying by the ultrawealthy has held up.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 19, 2021
Bewitching, beguiling and downright disturbing: Unconventional views of beauty in Japanese art
The upcoming exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, presents artwork that pushed the boundaries of how beauty was portrayed from the mid-19th century until around 1930.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 12, 2021
Digital piece by Beeple sells for $69 million, blasting crypto art records
The price tag isn't just an unprecedented price for a so-called non-fungible token, it's an unprecedented price for a new artist.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 4, 2021
How a 10-second video clip sold for $6.6 million
The video, by digital artist Beeple, was authenticated by blockchain, which serves as a digital signature to certify who owns it and that it is the original work.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Feb 5, 2021
Kyoto Experiment marks a new era
The international performing arts festival has three new program directors and a renewed focus on experimentation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 29, 2021
Louvre ties up with Japan's Uniqlo for Mona Lisa T-shirts
The items, also depicting other works from the museum, will be sold at Uniqlo stores in Japan and abroad as well as the museum's online shop from Feb. 4.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 14, 2021
Artist wins copyright claim over goldfish-filled phone booth
In its defense, a merchant's association which erected a similar work in Nara Prefecture claimed that putting goldfish into a phone booth is 'nothing but an idea.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 4, 2021
Stuck in Japan amid pandemic, trio of South American artists find fame and sisterhood
Teresa Currea, Clara Campos and Oriana Marin have fostered lifelong friendships and even become local celebrities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 20, 2020
Art project encourages evacuees of disaster-hit Fukushima town
Murals have been painted on buildings on the main streets of Futaba in an effort to maintain morale among evacuees who hope to return.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 10, 2020
Captured history: A collection of milestones in early images of Japan
An exhibition of rare photographs gets a second chance to present the evolution of photography in Japan at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 25, 2020
A festival of new Asian art, seeking a direction
You could find reasons for both enthusiasm and skepticism when Asia Society announced last year that it would present a triennial of contemporary art, centered on art from what the organizers called "Asia and the world.”
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 5, 2020
Museum and train line seek crowdfunding cash to wrap train in art
Under the crowdfunding scheme organizers aim to collect at least u00a52.5 million ($24,000) by Dec. 18 to fund the work on the Ibara Railway.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 24, 2020
Japanese POW art in Australasia analyzed for first time
Academics say the previously ignored works illustrate the 'isolating and traumatic experience of internment.'
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 14, 2020
Take a walk in the digital wilderness at teamLab Forest Fukuoka
The art collective teamLab, known for its dazzling immersive exhibitions, has opened a new museum of interactive digital installations in Fukuoka.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 4, 2020
Saitama gallery raises money online to share iconic A-bomb paintings worldwide
The work of Iri and Toshi Maruki depicts the aftermath of the August 1945 bombings along with other aspects of World War II.

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