The National Art Center, Tokyo - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The National Art Center, Tokyo. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Inter College Animation Festival 2017

    Inter College Animation Festival 2017

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation
    • 2017-09-15 - 2017-09-18

    Established in 2002, ICAF is Japan’s first student animation festival, each year screening diverse works by students from throughout the country. For the 15th edition, 29 educational organizations will...More »

  • “Body Conscious - New space and form for a distributed humanity” Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-07-16 - 2017-07-16

    At the beginning of the 20th century, a new Science, a new Art and a new Architecture emerged from the confluence of new ideas, new technologies, and exposure to new cultures. Previous paradigms were shaken:...More »

  • poster for Alberto Giacometti Exhibition

    Alberto Giacometti Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2017-06-14 - 2017-09-04

    Born in Switzerland, based in France, Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) was one of the 20th century’s most important European sculptors. Initially, the artist admired African and Oceanic sculpture and Cubism,...More »

  • poster for Three Takes on Czech Puppet Theater

    Three Takes on Czech Puppet Theater

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2017-05-24 - 2017-06-05

    Dating back to the middle of the seventeenth century, Czech puppet theater is an art form known for its quality and originality. This exhibition will introduce it in terms of its history, its future, and...More »

  • poster for Alfons Mucha Exhibition

    Alfons Mucha Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2017-03-08 - 2017-06-05

    2017 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Czech Republic. Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) was born in Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic). He was...More »

  • poster for Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Tokyo Art Universities

    Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Tokyo Art Universities

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2017-02-23 - 2017-03-05

    Painting and sculpture by students graduating from Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo Zokei University, and Nihon University College of Art. More »

  • poster for Yayoi Kusama “My Eternal Soul”

    Yayoi Kusama “My Eternal Soul”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2017-02-22 - 2017-05-22

    Yayoi Kusama is one of modern Japan’s most recognizable figures and an avant-garde artist of international acclaim who was named one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ (TIME magazine, USA / 2016), the...More »

  • poster for The 10th Anniversary of The National Art Center, Tokyo

    The 10th Anniversary of The National Art Center, Tokyo

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-01-20 - 2017-01-30

    The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) will celebrate its 10th anniversary on January 21(Sat), 2017. To celebrate we will be organizing a number of special events at The NACT from January 20 (Fri) to 30...More »

  • poster for “Supporting Contemporary Japanese Art – Future and Legacy” International Symposium

    “Supporting Contemporary Japanese Art – Future and Legacy” International Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2017-01-13 - 2017-01-14

    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists. The Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan will convene a two-day symposium for research into future cultural...More »

  • poster for 19th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

    19th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Photography - Sculpture - Ceramics - Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2016-12-10 - 2017-02-05

    In order to foster upcoming artists and support them in becoming future leaders of the Japanese art world, the Agency for Cultural Affairs created “Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists” in 1967,...More »

  • poster for Shell Art Award Exhibition 2016

    Shell Art Award Exhibition 2016

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Art Competition - Talks
    • 2016-12-07 - 2016-12-19

    The Shell Art Award turns 60 this year. For the 2016 Grand Prix, Naoki Ogawa’s painting “Memorial” was selected from 791 submissions. In addition to 53 award-winning works, this exhibition showcases those...More »

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    Dali Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Crafts - Video and Film
    • 2016-09-14 - 2016-12-12

    Spanish born Salvador Dali(1904-89) may be claimed to be one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. In 1929 he hurtled onto the Parisian art scene and became a leading figure of Surrealism before...More »

  • poster for Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

    Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2016-07-13 - 2016-10-10

    The Gallerie dell’Accademia first opened to the public in 1817 on the basis of masterpieces in the care of the Venetian art academy, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. The Gallerie dell’Accademia today...More »

  • poster for Renoir: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie

    Renoir: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2016-04-27 - 2016-08-22

    Two of the world’s finest collections of Renoir masterpieces—from France’s renowned Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie—will come together under the same roof at this exciting exhibition in Tokyo....More »

  • poster for The Work of Miyake Issey

    The Work of Miyake Issey

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    • Media: Graphics - Fashion
    • 2016-03-16 - 2016-06-13

    The designer Miyake Issey has always looked to the future. He has continually explored new methods and technologies for making clothes since establishing the Miyake Design Studio in 1970. Miyake’s clothing...More »

  • poster for 39th Five Tokyo Art Unviversities’ Graduation Exhibition

    39th Five Tokyo Art Unviversities’ Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-28

    Including graduating students from Nihon University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art & Design and Tokyo Zokei UniversityMore »

  • poster for The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

    The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Video and Film
    • 2016-02-03 - 2016-02-14

    The 19th Japan Media Arts Festival received 4,417 entries from 87 countries and regions in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works will present...More »

  • poster for The Best Selection of The Ohara Museum of Art

    The Best Selection of The Ohara Museum of Art

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2016-01-20 - 2016-04-04

    A renowned businessperson from Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Magosaburo Ohara (1880–1943) left indelible marks on the fields of social contribution and public welfare. In 1930, Magosaburo founded Japan’s...More »

  • poster for 18th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

    18th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-12-12 - 2016-01-24

    This 18th Exhibition will be upgraded to showcase the work of these fresh artists who completed their overseas study on the program under the theme of “The Intersection between Expression and Material:...More »

  • poster for Shell Art Award Exhibition 2015

    Shell Art Award Exhibition 2015

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    • Media: Painting - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2015-12-09 - 2015-12-21

    Shell Art Award is designed to uncover the next generation of talented artists, with a particular focus on painting and other 2D works. This year over 800 submissions were received, from which 53 were...More »

  • poster for Niki de Saint Phalle Exhibition

    Niki de Saint Phalle Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2015-09-18 - 2015-12-14

    Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 1930-2002) was an important artist of the postwar period. This exhibition, coming 85 years after Saint Phalle’s birth, will be the...More »

  • poster for Artist File 2015 Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea

    Artist File 2015 Next Doors: Contemporary Art in Japan and Korea

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Video and Film
    • 2015-07-29 - 2015-10-12

    Artist File, organized by the National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT) since 2008, is a group exhibition consisting of a collection of solo shows by contemporary artists who are producing some of the freshest...More »

  • poster for Manga*Anime*Games from Japan

    Manga*Anime*Games from Japan

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-06-24 - 2015-08-31

    Transcending the boundaries of each individual medium to realize unparalleled artistic expressions, Japanese manga, anime, and games are reflective of social change and technological development. They...More »

  • poster for Arts and Culture of People With Disabilities and Our Future Society

    Arts and Culture of People With Disabilities and Our Future Society

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-06-17 - 2015-06-17

    As Tokyo prepares for the 2020 Olympics, it is not only sport but also culture which is gaining in increasing spirit, and in celebrating the diversity of expression and vision of the world the role of...More »

  • poster for René Magritte Exhibition

    René Magritte Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-03-25 - 2015-06-29

    This exhibition is a retrospective of Belgian artist René Magritte (1898 -1967), one of the foremost painters of the 20th century. Known as a great master of Surrealism, Magritte achieved a unique artistic...More »

  • poster for Louvre Museum -Genre Painting: Scenes from Daily Life

    Louvre Museum -Genre Painting: Scenes from Daily Life

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-21 - 2015-06-01

    Peinture de genre (genre painting) refers to works that deal with the subject of everyday life. This exhibition, made up of approximately 80 works that were carefully selected from the Musée du Louvre’s...More »

  • poster for The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

    The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Installation - Product - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2015-02-04 - 2015-02-15

    The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts which presents awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides a platform for appreciation...More »

  • poster for 17th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

    17th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Painting - Photography - Ceramics
    • 2014-12-13 - 2015-01-25

    The Agency for Cultural Affairs has run the Overseas Study Program for Artists (Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists) since FY 1967. The government sends young artists overseas and provides a...More »

  • poster for Shell Art Award Exhibition 2014

    Shell Art Award Exhibition 2014

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2014-12-10 - 2014-12-23

    Showcasing 52 award-winning and selected works from the 2014 Shell Art Award competition, plus works chosen for the third annual Shell Artists Selection display. More »

  • poster for The Kunsthaus Zurich - From Impressionsim to Surrealism

    The Kunsthaus Zurich - From Impressionsim to Surrealism

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-25 - 2014-12-15

    The world acclaimed art museum Kunsthaus Zurich, brings a wide collection of its works to Japan for the first time with an array of 70 impressive masterpieces including the 6m long Monet work, noted paintings...More »

  • poster for ICAF 2014 Intercollege Animation Festival

    ICAF 2014 Intercollege Animation Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2014-09-25 - 2014-09-28

    ICAF is Japan’s first student animation festival. Each year since its founding in 2002, an educational organization has chosen works according to different criteria, creating one-of-kind lineups of diverse...More »

  • poster for The Birth of Impressionism - Freedom in Painting: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

    The Birth of Impressionism - Freedom in Painting: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-09 - 2014-10-20

    This summer 84 masterpieces arrive in Japan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, famed for its superb collection of impressionist art. Under the theme of “The Birth of Impressionism”, this show looks back...More »

  • poster for “Ballets Russes - The Art of Costume”

    “Ballets Russes - The Art of Costume”

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2014-06-18 - 2014-09-01

    Ballets Russes is a legendary ballet group which dominated dance at the beginning of the 20th century, with innovative set design and spectacular costumes from such leading artists as Picasso and Matisse....More »

  • poster for Kazumi Nakamura Exhibition

    Kazumi Nakamura Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-03-19 - 2014-05-19

    Since the 1980’s Kazumi Nakamura(b. 1956)has vigorously pursued questions of the very definition and function of painting, showing a strength of spirit which may be said to surpass many of the contemporary...More »

  • poster for “The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection”

    “The Power of Images: The National Museum of Ethnology Collection”

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-02-19 - 2014-06-09

    Since ancient times human kind has attempted to bring form and color to the structure and essence of the world, making visible that which lies beyond the eye. This exhibition explores questions of the...More »

  • poster for “17th Japan Media Arts Festival”

    “17th Japan Media Arts Festival”

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Video and Film - Media Arts - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2014-02-05 - 2014-02-16

    The Japan Media Arts Festival is the Agency of Cultural Affair’s comprehensive media arts festival honoring outstanding works in the divisions of Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. It also provides...More »

  • poster for 16th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

    16th Domani: The Art of Tomorrow Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation - Media Arts
    • 2013-12-14 - 2014-01-26

    With the aim of supporting artists with promising futures, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has sent young artists overseas and provided them with research opportunities in specialist fields since 1967....More »

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    “Shell Art Award”

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2013-12-11 - 2013-12-23

    Showcasing award winning and selected works from the Shell Art Award. Venue: 1F Exhibition Space 1B [Image: Koichi Muto “Dearth” 2013 acrylic on canvas 162×162cm] [Related Event] Award Winning...More »

  • Kisho Kurogawa Inter-Design Forum Tokyo 2013: Towards Symbiosis of Asia

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-10-13

    Since its beginnings in the 1980s, The Japan Inter-Design Forum has introduced leading professionals in fields including design, architecture, and art with more than 30 events in major Japanese and international...More »

  • poster for “Divisionism from Van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrian”

    “Divisionism from Van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrian”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-04 - 2013-12-23

    In Europe at the end of the 19th century, artists began to liberate color from the function of attempting to reproduce the outside world. After growing dissatisfied with the Impressionist approach of divided...More »

  • poster for “American Pop Art:From the John and Kimiko Powers Collection”

    “American Pop Art:From the John and Kimiko Powers Collection”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2013-08-07 - 2013-10-21

    The impact of internationally recognized art collectors John and Kimiko Powers upon the art world has been quite a phenomenon, especially in their patronage and acquisition of American Pop Art from its...More »

  • poster for Andreas Gursky Exhibition

    Andreas Gursky Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-07-03 - 2013-09-16

    The work of Andreas Gursky (1955-), Germany’s leading contemporary photographer, will be shown in a solo exhibition for the first time in Japan at the National Art Center Tokyo, followed by an exhibition...More »

  • poster for "The Lady and the Unicorn from the Musée de Cluny, Paris, France"

    "The Lady and the Unicorn from the Musée de Cluny, Paris, France"

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    • Media: Sculpture - Fashion - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-04-24 - 2013-07-15

    The treasure of France's Musée de Cluny "The Lady and the Unicorn" is a tapestry of 6 panels produced around 1500. With references to this work by the 19th century artists Prosper Mérimée and George Sand,...More »

  • poster for California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"

    California Design, 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way"

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    • Media: Graphics - Product - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-03-20 - 2013-06-03

    "California is America, only more so," author Wallace Stegner famously declared in 1959. This exhibition examines California's role in shaping the mid-century material culture in the US, with more...More »

  • poster for Five Tokyo Art Universities Joint Graduation Exhibition

    Five Tokyo Art Universities Joint Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2013-02-21 - 2013-03-03

    Features the work of graduating students from several Tokyo art universities.More »

  • poster for The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival

    The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2013-02-13 - 2013-02-24

    The exhibition of award-winning work, at which winning works from this year's 16th festival will be displayed, is to be held over 12 days from 13th to 24th February, 2013 at both the National Art Center,...More »

  • poster for "Artist File 2013" Exhibition

    "Artist File 2013" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2013-01-23 - 2013-04-01

    The Artist File is an ongoing series of contemporary art exhibitions that was launched when the National Art Center, Tokyo first opened. Artists are not chosen to fit in with any particular theme, rather...More »

  • poster for "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2013" Exhibition

    "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2013" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2013-01-12 - 2013-02-03

    Run by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs since 1967, the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists gives young artists an opportunity to travel overseas and study under specialists in their...More »

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    Shell Art Award

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    • Media: Painting - Talks - Art Competition
    • 2012-12-12 - 2012-12-24

    The Shell Art Award is a stepping stone for success for young artists. This exhibition features 52 winning artworks entered for the 2012 prize. The Grand Prix this year has been awarded to Yoko Yokokawa...More »

  • "Tokyo Anima! 2012 Autumn"

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-10-07 - 2012-10-08

    The third edition of the mini animation festival.More »

  • poster for "Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein" Exhibition

    "Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2012-10-03 - 2012-12-23

    Features 139 items from the vast collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein, whose household has accumulated art in Europe for five hundred years, shown in Japan for the first time. [Image: Hyacinthe...More »

  • poster for "Inter College Animation Festival 2012"

    "Inter College Animation Festival 2012"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Art Competition
    • 2012-09-27 - 2012-09-30

    This annual animation festival gathers the work of students from across Japan together in one venue.More »

  • poster for Toeko Tatsuno + Toshio Shibata "Given Forms"

    Toeko Tatsuno + Toshio Shibata "Given Forms"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2012-08-08 - 2012-10-22

    One of Japan's leading contemporary abstract painters, Toeko Tatsuno (born 1950) creates vibrantly colored canvases filled with emotional. Toshio Shibata (born 1949) is an internationally acclaimed photographer...More »

  • poster for "GUTAI - The Spirit of an Era" Exhibition

    "GUTAI - The Spirit of an Era" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation - Talks
    • 2012-07-04 - 2012-09-10

    This exhibition features around 150 works from the Gutai movement. Although well-known abroad, manifest in recent exhibitions in America and Europe, and in Kansai, this is the first major retrospective...More »

  • poster for "400 Years of European Masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum" Exhibition

    "400 Years of European Masterpieces from the State Hermitage Museum" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-04-25 - 2012-07-16

    This exhibition showcases 89 masterpieces of European art from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg, one of the world’s largest museums of art. The exhibition includes paintings...More »

  • poster for Paul Cézanne "Paris and Provence"

    Paul Cézanne "Paris and Provence"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-03-28 - 2012-06-11

    Large-scale retrospective of Paul Cezanne that focuses on his relationship with Paris and Provence. Born in Aix-en-Provence, Cezanne left for Paris in the early 1860s with dreams of being a successful...More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Gobidai University Union Graduation Exhibition"

    "Tokyo Gobidai University Union Graduation Exhibition"

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2012-02-23 - 2012-03-04

    The participating universities are Nihon University College of Art, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art and Design, and Tokyo Zokei University. Participating departments...More »

  • poster for 63rd Toyo Art School Graduation Exhibition

    63rd Toyo Art School Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Product
    • 2012-02-22 - 2012-03-04

    358 works that collectively comprise a response to the question "what can art do in the face of crisis?" Exhibition hall 3AMore »

  • poster for 15th Japan Media Arts Festival

    15th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2012-02-22 - 2012-03-04

    The 15th edition of this annual festival showcases prizewinning works in the fields of art, entertainment, animation and manga.More »

  • poster for Hiroji Noda Exhibition

    Hiroji Noda Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2012-01-18 - 2012-04-02

    Recognized for his artistic talents at a young age, Hiroji Noda (born in 1952) became the youngest artist to hold a solo exhibition at Minami Gallery in 1977, the year after he had graduated from Tama...More »

  • poster for "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition

    "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints - Sculpture - Media Arts
    • 2012-01-14 - 2012-02-12

    Features the work of eight young artists who have been working in different artistic fields in overseas study programs, sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.More »

  • poster for "Tokyo Anima! 2011" Exhibition

    "Tokyo Anima! 2011" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2011-10-09 - 2011-10-10

    Recent and new works by 30 young animators.More »

  • poster for "To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection" Exhibition

    "To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2011-09-28 - 2011-12-12

    Touching on avant-garde European art from the early twentieth century, American art, with the appearance of abstract expressionism after the Second World War, had a major influence on international modern...More »

  • "Dekoboko Search Team" Workshop

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    • Media: Party - Talks
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-07-16

    Workshop led by Koichi Sakao that will take participants on a search for hidden shapes and forms using paper and color pencil. See website for more details.More »

  • poster for "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art" Exhibition

    "Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-06-08 - 2011-09-05

    This exhibition represents one of the finest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces ever assembled, with the works of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, van Gogh, Gauguin and other...More »

  • poster for "Artist File 2011: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Artist File 2011: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2011-03-16 - 2011-06-06

    The Artist File exhibition organized by the National Art Center, Tokyo is an annual exhibition that selectively presents a group of artists who are doing some of the most remarkable new work inside or...More »

  • "Joint Graduation Exhibition of 5 Art Universities in Tokyo"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2011-02-17 - 2011-02-27

    This exhibition features works by graduating students of five art schools in Tokyo: Nihon University, Musashino Art University, Tama Art University, Joshibi University of Art and Design and Tokyo Zokei...More »

  • poster for 62nd Toyo Institute of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition

    62nd Toyo Institute of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-02-16 - 2011-02-27

    On display are more than 350 graduation works by design, illustration and art students at the Toyo Institute of Art and Design.More »

  • poster for "Surrealism: From the Collection of the Pompidou Center" Exhibition

    "Surrealism: From the Collection of the Pompidou Center" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2011-02-09 - 2011-05-15

    In 1924, the young poet Andre Breton launched his Surrealist Manifesto, which sparked the largest artistic movement of the 20th century. Inspired by the laws of chance, randomness, dream, fantasy and myth,...More »

  • poster for 14th Japan Media Arts Festival

    14th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Talks
    • 2011-02-02 - 2011-02-13

    The 14th Japan Media Arts Festival will be held from February 2-13 at the main venue located in the National Art Center, Tokyo, and the satellite venue at Tokyo Midtown. On display will be over 170 works...More »

  • "Art Magazines and Postwar Art: Art Media in a Globalized Age"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2010-12-12 - 2010-12-12

    This final lecture in a series on art magazines in the museum's collection will be on Japan's first bilingual Japanese-English art magazine ART iT, founded in 2003. Former editor Tetsuya Ozaki will speak...More »

  • poster for "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2010" Exhibition

    "DOMANI: The Art of Tomorrow 2010" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-12-11 - 2011-01-23

    Run since 1967 by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists gives young artists an opportunity to travel overseas and study under specialists in their...More »

  • poster for Vincent Van Gogh "The Adventure of Becoming an Artist"

    Vincent Van Gogh "The Adventure of Becoming an Artist"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2010-10-01 - 2010-12-20

    This year marks the 120th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), and the works of this talented artist have been displayed in Japan countless times. Nevertheless, there has yet to be...More »

  • poster for "Shadows: Works from the National Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "Shadows: Works from the National Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Talks
    • 2010-09-08 - 2010-10-18

    Launched in April 2001, the Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art has entered its tenth year. To commemorate this anniversary, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The National...More »

  • poster for Man Ray "Unconcerned But Not Indifferent"

    Man Ray "Unconcerned But Not Indifferent"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture
    • 2010-07-14 - 2010-09-13

    "Unconcerned But Not Indifferent" presents more than 400 works from the collection of the Man Ray Trust. Although individual items have occasionally been loaned for major exhibitions, the full scope of...More »

  • poster for "Post-Impressionism: 115 Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay" Exhibition

    "Post-Impressionism: 115 Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-05-26 - 2010-08-16

    We are very proud to present "Post Impressionism:115 Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay", an exhibition that brings together nearly 100 masterpiece paintings from the legendary collections of the Musée...More »

  • poster for Lucie Rie "A Retrospective"

    Lucie Rie "A Retrospective"

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2010-04-28 - 2010-06-21

    Lucie Rie (1902–1995), one of the twentieth century’s greatest studio potters, devoted her life to creating ceramic works of art that brim with a fresh sense of surprise and discovery. Born into a wealthy...More »

  • poster for "Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Artist File 2010: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-03-03 - 2010-05-05

    The Artist File exhibition introduces a group of currently active artists whose work is among the most noteworthy, both in Japan and abroad. This year's event, the third in the series, features seven artists...More »

  • 33rd Annual Joint Graduation Exhibition of Five Art Universities in Tokyo

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-02-18 - 2010-02-28

    Exhibiting Space 1A・1B・1C・1D・2A・2B・2C・2D・Outside spaceA・B・CMore »

  • 61st Toyo Institute of Art and Design Graduation Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2010-02-17 - 2010-02-28

    Exhibition of works by students at the Toyo Institute of Art and Design, whose alumni have made great strides in the worlds of advertising and design. Inquiries: 03-3359-7421More »

  • poster for 13th Japan Media Arts Festival

    13th Japan Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Illustration - Video and Film
    • 2010-02-03 - 2010-02-14

    Japan Media Arts Festival is dedicated to work that reflects contemporary times or looks ahead. On display are prominent pieces selected from submissions from around the world to the four categories of...More »

  • poster for Renoir "Tradition & Innovation"

    Renoir "Tradition & Innovation"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-01-20 - 2010-04-05

    More than 80 works, collected from major museums around the world, by the Impressionist master who sought to explore diverse pictorial possibilities, despite the fame he had gained as a portrait artist....More »

  • poster for "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow 2009" Exhibition

    "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow 2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2009-12-12 - 2010-01-24

    With the aim of fostering new artists who will lead the future of the Japanese art world, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has been organizing the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists....More »

  • "Relationship Between Art, Mankind and Natural Environment" Lecture

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-10-30 - 2009-10-30

    As seen in the prehistoric cave paintings of Altimira, mankind has created art since ancient times. At a time when various global environmental problems are rising to the surface, this talk event offers...More »

  • poster for "The Habsburg: Treasures of the Habsburg Monarchy" Exhibition

    "The Habsburg: Treasures of the Habsburg Monarchy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2009-09-25 - 2009-12-14

    This year marks the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In commemoration of this event, this exhibition showcases a total of 120 exquisite paintings...More »

  • poster for Yoko Matsumoto + Rika Noguchi "The Light"

    Yoko Matsumoto + Rika Noguchi "The Light"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2009-08-19 - 2009-10-19

    This exhibition showcases works on the theme of "light" by two leading contemporary Japanese artists, painter Yoko Matsumoto and photographer Rika Noguchi. Yoko Matsumoto (b.1936) began producing abstract...More »

  • poster for "AIDS Orphans in Uganda Meet an Artist" Symposium

    "AIDS Orphans in Uganda Meet an Artist" Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-07-11 - 2009-07-11

    In January 2009, an artist visited Uganda and held a workshop for children who lost their parents to AIDS. It was a program realized through the passion and efforts of students of Tohoku University of...More »

  • poster for Art x Science Cross Talk vol.1 "'Hitoshi Nomura: Perceptions -Changes in Time and Field' x 'It's a Tasty World -Food Science Now!'"

    Art x Science Cross Talk vol.1 "'Hitoshi Nomura: Perceptions -Changes in Time and Field' x 'It's a Tasty World -Food Science Now!'"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-07-10 - 2009-07-10

    The National Art Center, Tokyo is holding "Hitoshi Nomura 'Perceptions -Changes in Time and Field'" from May 27th (Wed) through July 27th (Mon). Hitoshi Nomura started tackling photographic expression...More »

  • poster for "René Lalique: A Retrospective" Exhibition

    "René Lalique: A Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2009-06-24 - 2009-09-07

    René Lalique (1860-1945) is known as a trailblazer in the field of Art Nouveau jewelry and Art Déco glass making from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. Attracting much attention at the Paris Exposition...More »

  • poster for Hitoshi Nomura "Perceptions -Changes in Time and Field"

    Hitoshi Nomura "Perceptions -Changes in Time and Field"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2009-05-27 - 2009-07-27

    Born in Hyogo prefecture in 1945, Hitoshi Nomura started tackling photographic expression in the late 1960s. He attracted much attention by realizing the visualization of "gravity" and "time" through the...More »

  • poster for "L'enfant dans les collections du musée du Louvre" Exhibition

    "L'enfant dans les collections du musée du Louvre" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2009-03-25 - 2009-06-01

    Around 200 exquisite works portraying children from 7 sections of the Louvre collection (ancient Egyptian art, ancient Oriental art, ancient Greek, Etruscan and Roman arts, painting, sculpture, crafts,...More »

  • poster for "Artist File 2009 -The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Artist File 2009 -The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2009-03-04 - 2009-05-06

    "Artist File" exhibition is a serial annual show that introduces notable artists handpicked by the curators of the NACT in a solo exhibition format. This second installment features works by 9 artists...More »

  • poster for 12th Media Arts Festival

    12th Media Arts Festival

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2009-02-04 - 2009-02-15

    The Japan Media Arts Festival has been held every year for the past 12 years in order to encourage talent in multimedia. This year, 2146 submissions from 44 countries around the world were received in...More »

  • poster for "Matazo Kayama Retrospective 1927-2004" Exhibition

    "Matazo Kayama Retrospective 1927-2004" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Fashion - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2009-01-21 - 2009-03-02

    Matazo Kayama constantly breathed new life into the postwar Japanese art world. While learning from traditional art form, he opened up new possibilities of nihonga painting with his remarkable techniques...More »

  • poster for "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow 2008" Exhibition

    "Domani: The Art of Tomorrow 2008" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-12-13 - 2009-01-26

    With the aim of fostering new artists who will make the future of the Japanese art world, the Agency for Cultural Affairs has been organizing the Japanese Government Overseas Study Programme for Artists...More »

  • "SoCa 2008/ Design Lectures" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-10-30 - 2008-11-03

    SoCa is a lecture event by designers and creators who are active both in Japan and abroad. Designers and professional creators in various fields will give lectures on the theme of lifestyle and technology...More »

  • "150th Anniversary of Franco-Japanese Relations: La Vie Possible de Christian Boltanski"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-10-19 - 2008-10-19

    Christian Boltanski is a representative French contemporary artist who has worked and exhibited internationally, creating installations that consist of photographs, videos and 3D objects dealing with issues...More »

  • poster for "Picasso: From the Collection of the Musee National Picasso, Paris" Exhibition

    "Picasso: From the Collection of the Musee National Picasso, Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-10-04 - 2008-12-14

    This exhibition aims at a retrospective overview of the work of master painter Pablo Picasso, who innovated ceaselessly and reinvented himself several times over the course of his career. While Picasso...More »

  • poster for "Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Avant-Garde China: Twenty Years of Chinese Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2008-08-20 - 2008-10-20

    In addition to its rapid economic growth, China has gained much attention not only for the Beijing Olympics, but also for its contemporary art scene, which has made waves across the world. Since the period...More »

  • poster for "European Still Life Painting from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna" Exhibition

    "European Still Life Painting from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-02 - 2008-09-15

    The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna is a world-renowned museum housing one of the best art collections in the world. Drawing from the museum's collections, this exhibition showcases 75 works from the...More »

  • poster for Emily Kame Kngwarreye Exhibition

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-05-28 - 2008-07-28

    Emily Kame Kngwarreye (1910-1996) is one of the representative Australian artists. During her carrer, she produced beautifully innovative works with her unique Aboriginal view of the world. On the other...More »

  • "67th Sogen" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-04-02 - 2008-04-14

    Location: Exhibition Rooms 1A, 1B, 1C, 1DMore »

  • "61th Jigen-Kai" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-02 - 2008-04-14

    Location: Exhibition Rooms 2A, 2B, 2C, 2DMore »

  • "67th Watercolor Confederation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-02 - 2008-04-14

    Location: Exhibition Rooms 3A, 3BMore »

  • poster for "Modigliani et le Primitivisme" Exhibition

    "Modigliani et le Primitivisme" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Talks
    • 2008-03-26 - 2008-06-09

    Amedeo Modigliani is known as a representative early twentieth century École de Paris artist who was active in the Montparnasse artist community. However, his interest in the simple rustic forms often...More »

  • 84th Hakujitsu-kai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2008-03-19 - 2008-03-31
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    "61st Japan Independent" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2008-03-19 - 2008-03-31

    As the title suggests, this exhibition provides every artist with the opportunity to fully exert their own creativity, individuality and humanity, while also aiming at eliminating authoritarianism and...More »

  • 48th Japan Nanga-in Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-19 - 2008-03-30
  • poster for "Artist File 2008 - The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

    "Artist File 2008 - The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-03-05 - 2008-05-06

    The "Artist File" exhibition is a new serial annual show that introduces NACT's view on the direction the art world today. There is no unifying theme to this exhibition, featuring works by 8 artists in...More »

  • poster for "11th Japan Media Arts Festival" Winning Works Exhibition

    "11th Japan Media Arts Festival" Winning Works Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Installation - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-02-06 - 2008-02-17

    Japan Media Arts Festival has been held every year for the past 11 years in order to encourage talent in multimedia. This year, a record 2,091 submissions from 43 countries around the world were received,...More »

  • poster for "Taikan Yokoyama: 50 Years On" Exhibition

    "Taikan Yokoyama: 50 Years On" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2008-01-23 - 2008-03-03

    This artist was born in 1868, the first year of the Meiji era and enrolled in Tokyo Bijutsu School’s first class ever. He encountered Tenshin Okakura who aimed for the innovation and internationalization...More »

  • poster for "Journey - Encounters and Dialogues with Foreign Cultures" Exhibition

    "Journey - Encounters and Dialogues with Foreign Cultures" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-12-15 - 2008-01-28

    This exhibition presents works by 100 artists who participated in the "Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists" which is provided by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and is now in its 40th...More »

  • poster for "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress" Talk Event

    "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Two Works in Progress" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-11-08 - 2007-11-08

    Internationally acclaimed artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, will give a lecture at The National Art Center, Tokyo on Thursday, November 8. In this lecture entitled Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Two Works...More »

  • poster for "Milkmaid by Vermeer and Dutch Genre Painting - Masterworks from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam" Exhibition

    "Milkmaid by Vermeer and Dutch Genre Painting - Masterworks from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-09-26 - 2007-12-17

    Dutch Genre Painting from the 17-19 century introduced with 116 masterworks from the Rjksmuseum Amsterdam, featuring Vermeer's Milkmaid as a centerpiece.More »

  • poster for Shigeo Anzai "Personal Photo Archives"

    Shigeo Anzai "Personal Photo Archives"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2007-09-05 - 2007-10-22

    The National Art Center Tokyo will hold a solo exhibition of Shigeo Anzai's documentary photographs. Anzai has been photographing sites central to modern art, mostly in Tokyo, from 1970 until today. His...More »

  • poster for "Nitten 100 Years: 100 Years of Japanese Art at One Glance!"

    "Nitten 100 Years: 100 Years of Japanese Art at One Glance!"

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2007-07-25 - 2007-09-03

    Nitten is Japan's largest art exhibition based on an open call for submissions. One hundred years have passed since the Meiji government held the first Monten in 1907 in order to promote art in Japan,...More »

  • poster for "Skin and Bones - Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" Exhibition

    "Skin and Bones - Parallel Practices in Fashion and Architecture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Fashion - Talks
    • 2007-06-06 - 2007-08-13

    This exhibition will present recent trends in fashion and architecture. Until fairly recently, the two disciplines were not seen as having many points of contact, but from the 1980s onward, the distance...More »

  • poster for "Claude Monet: L'art de Monet et sa Posterité"

    "Claude Monet: L'art de Monet et sa Posterité"

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-04-07 - 2007-07-02

    Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most popular painters in Japan, not to mention around the world. As a result of the popularity of his work, his paintings are often among a museum's main attractions...More »

  • poster for "Strangers of Paris 1900-2005: Pompidou Center Collection" Exhibition

    "Strangers of Paris 1900-2005: Pompidou Center Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2007-02-07 - 2007-05-07

    Paris, the city of art, has attracted many artists from around the world since the end of the 19th century to today. For example, painters such as Picasso (Spain), Chagall (Russia), Modigliani (Italy)...More »

  • poster for "The Power of Expression, JAPAN" Exhibition

    "The Power of Expression, JAPAN" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2007-01-21 - 2007-02-04

    Marking the tenth anniversary of the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Media Art Festival, this exhibition explores the new realms of expression in media art. Taking "The power of expression in Japan" as its...More »

  • poster for Kisho Kurokawa "From the Age of the Machine to the Age of Life"

    Kisho Kurokawa "From the Age of the Machine to the Age of Life"

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2007-01-21 - 2007-03-19

    This exhibition is both a retrospective of architect Kisho Kurokawa (who designed the National Art Center) and an introduction to the latest projects he has in progress all over the world, taking a look...More »

  • poster for "Living in the Material World – 'Things' in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond" Exhibition

    "Living in the Material World – 'Things' in Art of the 20th Century and Beyond" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Architecture - Installation - Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-01-21 - 2007-03-19

    The 20th century was an age of materialistic civilization centered on cities. The experience of living in a world surrounded by abounding material 'things,' huge quantities of manufactured goods and commercial...More »

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