'Physicatopia': Boys being boys

Art Mar 7, 2017

'Physicatopia': Boys being boys

by John L. Tran

Being only a part-time art historian, but full-time gossip, I spend more time commiserating with my single female friends on the problem of "Why are there no great men?" than I ponder the rhetorical "Why have there been no great women artists?", as feminist ...

Taking flight with Arata Isozaki

Art Dec 11, 2014

Taking flight with Arata Isozaki

by C.B. Liddell

I once almost got to interview the architect Arata Isozaki, but it was canceled due to his ill health at the time. No doubt a consideration in the cancelation was the fact that interviews with him can go to extreme lengths, as Isozaki has ...

'Rudolf Steiner'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 26, 2014

'Rudolf Steiner'

by Sang Woo Kim

Austria-born, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is known as a philosopher, literary critic and esoteric who became leader of the German Theosophical Society and later founder the Anthroposophical Society. Much of his philosophical thought was influenced by the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, while his ...

Shuji Terayama's underground public stage

Art Sep 4, 2013

Shuji Terayama's underground public stage

by Stuart Munro

Thirty years on from the death of Shuji Terayama, Japanese theater's most avant-garde provocateur continues his renaissance with a show of his films, photography and, most importantly, theater works at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, which follows on from the recent showing of ...

JR's portraits put a face on Tohoku

Art Apr 4, 2013

JR's portraits put a face on Tohoku

by Stuart Munro

French artist JR, whose show of photographic artwork is on display at the Watari-um (Watari Museum of Contemporary Art), inspires while questioning the role of art in war-torn and disaster-ridden places, asking whether art could really change things for the better. JR not only ...