Tag - exhibitions



An installation titled "Ukiyo-e" by Atsushi Kaga is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
Mar 28, 2024
Art Basel Hong Kong’s full-scale return tests city’s events appeal
The art fair will serve as a test of the city’s ability to stage major events, in the wake of several big-name controversies and cancellations.
“True View of Mount Asama” by Ike Taiga
Mar 1, 2024
Ike Taiga's revolutionary act of capturing natural beauty
Idemitsu Museum of Arts showcases the Edo Period painter's realistic landscapes at the first retrospective of his work in Tokyo in 13 years.
Zashikibina, an exhibit by a group organizing hina doll displays in Fukuoka Prefecture, depicts the era of "The Tale of Genji," in the Gyosho room at Hyakudan Kaidan in Tokyo.
Feb 18, 2024
Hina doll exhibition in Tokyo highlights Girls' Day tradition
The event is being held for the first time in four years, after it was canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Transfer to my Account” shows dozens of "furikomi" stubs from deposits that Yasuko Toyoshima made to her own bank accounts
Jan 14, 2024
Yasuko Toyoshima creates delight from the quotidian
A new Tokyo exhibit of the conceptual artist’s works presents a cohesive worldview about the interaction between a life of rules and deviation.
Visitors in the last gallery of “Yves Saint Laurent, Across the Style” at the National Art Center, Tokyo, view designs inspired by fine art.
CULTURE / Art / 2023 in Review
Dec 16, 2023
Eager crowds congested Tokyo’s biggest art museums in 2023
Art fans came with wallets ready for a lineup of blockbuster exhibitions, creating bottlenecks at photo-friendly masterpieces and gift shops.
Heidrun Holzfeind documents urban and rural scenes, such as two policemen on bicycles nonchalantly rolling down a street, in her video piece "The 49th Year." The footage is presented alongside incarcerated New Left group leader Toshihiko Kamata’s writings about Japan’s highly supervised society in the exhibition "News from K."
Nov 26, 2023
'News From K' captures the oppression of landscape
Letters from prison by New Left group leader Toshihiko Kamata reveal a sense of limbo in Heidrun Holzfeind’s new work.
The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation's new exhibition lets people experience life with robots.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 22, 2023
Miraikan science museum debuts new permanent exhibition on aging
Visitors will be able to experience various age-related challenges such as blurry vision and heaviness in the legs.
The Hachiko pop-up artwork display in front of Shibuya Station
Nov 12, 2023
Japan's beloved Hachiko dog statue showcased in pop-up art display
The art installation comes as commemorative events are being held to mark 100 years since the birth of Hachiko.
Kyung An, an associate curator of Asian art at the Guggenheim, curated “Only the Young” with Kang Soojung of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
Nov 2, 2023
American museums keep the spotlight on Korean art
There are at least five exhibitions of Korean art at major U.S. museums this fall.
Munakata Shiko's "Oshira-sama: The Flying Silkworm Deities" (1968)
Oct 26, 2023
Major retrospective traces hero's journey of 'Japan's van Gogh'
An exhibition of Shiko Munakata's works shows evidence of a charismatic character and a career that reflects Japan's changing relationship with the West.
An installation view of "Ruth Asawa Through Line" at the Whitney Museum in New York shows one of her signature suspended sculptures, a study in form, air and shadow.
Sep 21, 2023
Ruth Asawa: Solid form meets thin air
The Japanese American sculptor helped erase boundaries between art, craft and the decorative arts. A New York show explores her luminous connections.
Paul Cezanne’s “Mont Saint-Victoire and Chateau Noir” (Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation)
Aug 10, 2023
Artizon Museum considers the diverse legacy of abstract art
The Artizon’s overview showcases the huge diversity that non-figurative painting can encompass while illustrating how divisive a genre it can be.
Japan Times
Jul 22, 2023
Can a new art fair finally put Tokyo on the map?
Tokyo Gendai puts on a good event but still needs to change Japanese opinions on contemporary art.
Japan Times
Jul 7, 2023
The world’s premier explosion artist buttons up for Tokyo
Cai Guo-Qiang’s “Ramble in the Cosmos ― From ‘Primeval Fireball’ Onward” at the National Art Center, Tokyo gives the artist’s fans something to linger over.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2023
Losing and finding my cool in Gwangju
Located in a city imbued with a fighting spirit, art festival Gwangju Biennale 2023 provides a backdrop for contemplation about action, strength and inner calm.
Japan Times
Jun 1, 2023
Paul Jacoulet: The vibrant worldview of an eccentric expatriate
Raised in Tokyo from a young age, the French artist embraced the life of a Japanese creative and sought to reflect the world as he saw it — in all its colorful glory.
Japan Times
May 13, 2023
KG+ event celebrates emerging photographers
Three young photographers from varied backgrounds and approaches won prizes and the chance to take their work to the next level at Kyotographie’s satellite event, KG+.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2023
Amid the parties and schmoozing, socially conscious art is still Kyotographie's main draw
With the financial freedom to expand Kyotographie’s offerings further still, the responsibility arises to do so without diminishing the event’s original rebellious spirit.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 1, 2023
From Ireland to Yamanashi, kimono unlock cultural connections
Two artists and fashion designers reflect on a deep dive into Japanese culture through the lens of fashion.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2023
Artizon Museum's Dumb Type installations will leave you cold
Recent works by Dumb Type have been recreated in and adapted for the Tokyo museum as “2022: remap.” But even for this high-concept collective, some of the works are especially hard to grasp.


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?