The best pick and mix of modern art

Art Feb 20, 2018

The best pick and mix of modern art

by John L. Tran

The current exhibition at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art could be considered a retrospective of Toshio Hara's career as a collector. Surprisingly, given that the museum was founded in 1979, it's the first time that the director and president has personally curated a ...

The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

Art Aug 30, 2016

The 'informel' whirlwind that swept across Japan

by Matthew Larking

Taro Okamoto's "Men Aflame" (1955) is a swirling fusion of figuration, surrealism and abstraction. The content addresses the irradiation of Japanese sailors onboard the Dai-go Fukuryu-maru by fallout from American nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll. The painting is part of the 1950s Japanese art ...