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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.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 25, 2020
Illustrator Tokyo Genso presents images of a deserted capital that have never looked more timely
The global pandemic has inspired some artists around the world to work on projects reflecting the anxiety and isolation of life under lockdown in recent months. Others, however, have found inspiration in the tranquility that descended on the country’s cities when businesses closed and people generally observed the government requests to stay at home.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 16, 2020
Japan top court rejects ‘vagina kayak’ artist’s obscenity appeal
Megumi Igarashi distributed online data that could be used to make 3D reproductions of her genitalia in October 2013 and March 2014.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2020
Tokyo home of ‘Astro Boy’ creator and other manga legends opens as museum
A museum replicating the Tokyo apartment building that was home to the late Osamu Tezuka and other legendary manga artists opened Tuesday, 38 years after the original wooden building was dismantled in 1982.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 28, 2020
Performing arts thrown lifelines in Japan as virus puts damper on entertainment
The support ranges from funding online streaming events as alternatives to live performances to producing television programing that features local artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 27, 2020
'The Art of Persistence': Toshiko Akamatsu and the ghosts she couldn't forget
Artist Toshiko Akamatsu's depiction of the horrors of World War II earned her renown, but it was her earlier work that came back to haunt her.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 25, 2020
Watari-um celebrates a mother's legacy
Thirty years on, the Watari siblings encourage the quirky and unusual as the curators of the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art.

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