So much to say — so many ways to show it

Art Oct 15, 2019

So much to say — so many ways to show it

by John L. Tran

Same-sex relationships, American bases in Okinawa, globalization, the Olympics, the atomic bomb, national identity, the exploitation of natural resources — "Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art" at The National Art Center, Tokyo, does not lack for hot button topics.

Kyotographie: from Kyoto, with love

Art Apr 18, 2017

Kyotographie: from Kyoto, with love

by Matthew Larking

Kyotographie — the brainchild of photographer Lucille Reyboz and lighting artist Yusuke Nakanishi — is 5 this year. Conceived and nurtured in Kyoto, it is now one of few substantial photography festivals in Japan, inarguably rivaling, even surpassing, many of the country's other calendar ...

Image Forum Festival offers some weirdness for Golden Week

Film | Wide Angle Apr 27, 2016

Image Forum Festival offers some weirdness for Golden Week

Golden Week is traditionally a time for movie studios to roll out the blockbusters, but if popcorn fodder like "Chihayafuru" and "Captain America: Civil War" don't appeal, there are more esoteric options. Viewers of a curious disposition should investigate the Image Forum Festival, which runs ...