Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery - Past Events

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

  • poster for Naoki Ishikawa: Capturing the Map of Light on This Planet

    Naoki Ishikawa: Capturing the Map of Light on This Planet

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    • Media: Photography - Product - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2019-01-12 - 2019-03-24

    Naoki Ishikawa (b. 1977) is an accomplished mountain climber who trekked from the North Pole to the South Pole at age 22 and scaled the world’s seven highest summits by age 23. He continues to travel the...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 064 Painting Lands Beyond the Sea

    From the Terada Collection 064 Painting Lands Beyond the Sea

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-10-19 - 2018-12-24

    Travel has long been an inspiration to generations of painters. A selection of paintings from the collection have been chosen to showcase the work of Japanese artists who have ventured abroad to pursue...More »

  • poster for Project N 73 Nakamura Taichi

    Project N 73 Nakamura Taichi

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-10-19 - 2018-12-24

    Hidden under an almost childlike veil in Taichi Nakamura’s work is a layer of biting criticism. Nakamura works in several mediums and styles including a series of representational paintings called Over...More »

  • poster for Tsuyoshi Tane “Archaeology of the Future - Digging & Building”

    Tsuyoshi Tane “Archaeology of the Future - Digging & Building”

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Product - Talks
    • 2018-10-19 - 2018-12-24

    Tsuyoshi Tane is a widely recognized emerging architect based in France and currently overseeing many projects in various locations in the world. Tane, as a co-founder of Dorell Ghotmeh Tane (DGT.) Architects...More »

  • poster for Isamu Noguchi: From Sculpture to Body and Garden

    Isamu Noguchi: From Sculpture to Body and Garden

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Sculpture - Product - Ceramics - Talks
    • 2018-07-14 - 2018-09-24

    The son of Japanese poet Yonejiro Noguchi and American journalist Léonie Gilmour, Isamu Noguchi worked in a wide range of creative fields including sculpture, stage art, furniture, lighting, ceramics,...More »

  • poster for Yuichi Hirako “project N 71”

    Yuichi Hirako “project N 71”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-04-14 - 2018-06-24

    Paintings by Yuichi Hirako.More »

  • poster for Collection Exhibition 062 “Daily Life: The Gaze of Yoshimasa Aigasa”

    Collection Exhibition 062 “Daily Life: The Gaze of Yoshimasa Aigasa”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-04-14 - 2018-06-24

    Paintings of city parks, stations, intersections, and other scenes of everyday life by Yoshimasa Aigasa, an artist practicing for more than 50 years.More »

  • poster for Tomoo Gokita “Peekaboo”

    Tomoo Gokita “Peekaboo”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Installation
    • 2018-04-14 - 2018-06-24

    From album covers to magazines, Tomoo Gokita works in a wide variety of genres. In illustrations, collages, and other works, he pursues his own unique style with influences from the American underground...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 061: Nostalgia

    From the Terada Collection 061: Nostalgia

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    • Media: Nihonga - Photography - Prints
    • 2018-01-13 - 2018-03-25

    These works from the Terada Collection represent “life during childhood” or “feelings of maternal embrace.” Artists include Hasui Kawase (1883–1957), Yukio Futagawa (1932–2013), and Yasuhiro Shiba (1970–)...More »

  • poster for Project N 70: Hozumi Miyamoto

    Project N 70: Hozumi Miyamoto

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-01-13 - 2018-03-25

    Hozumi Miyamoto’s warmly toned oil paintings evoke sepia photographs and postcards, resulting in unusual perspectives of distance. The people appearing in these works resemble dolls or figurines in a diorama....More »

  • poster for Shuntaro Tanikawa Exhibition

    Shuntaro Tanikawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography - Video and Film - Sound
    • 2018-01-13 - 2018-03-25

    Shuntaro Tanikawa is a leading Japanese poet who made a striking debut in 1952 with his anthology “Two Billion Light-Years of Solitude.” Now 85 years old, his fresh and vibrant language continues to resonate...More »

  • poster for Rhythm in Monochrome - Korean Abstract Painting

    Rhythm in Monochrome - Korean Abstract Painting

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2017-10-14 - 2017-12-24

    Korean abstract painting is a genre unique to Korea, absorbing new approaches to abstract painting that emerged in the West during the 1950s while embodying the spirit of the East. In particular, the Dansaekhwa...More »

  • poster for 20th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works

    20th Japan Media Arts Festival Exhibition of Award-winning Works

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    • Media: Manga - Installation - Video and Film - Animation - Media Arts - Sound - Art Festival - Talks
    • 2017-09-16 - 2017-09-28

    The 20th Japan Media Arts Festival received 4,034 entries from 88 countries and regions in its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation and Manga. The Exhibition of Award-winning Works will present...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 059: People of Serenity

    From the Terada Collection 059: People of Serenity

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-09-03

    This exhibition introduces works from the collection of Kotaro Terada, who has spent many years working in the field of landscape gardening, and who has overseen the planting of Tokyo Opera City and the...More »

  • poster for Nobuyoshi Araki “Photo-Crazy A”

    Nobuyoshi Araki “Photo-Crazy A”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-09-03

    Nobuyoshi Araki has been at the forefront of photography since the 1960s, and his worldwide reputation as one of Japan’s top photographers remains strong today. Now in his seventies, Araki seems to be...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Mori “Project N 68”

    Hiroshi Mori “Project N 68”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-07-08 - 2017-09-03

    Hiroshi Mori produces stunning works that glisten from the light that reflects on their surface. The pictorial compositions are reminiscent of classical religious paintings by old masters in the West,...More »

  • poster for Project N 67 Sho Tanaka

    Project N 67 Sho Tanaka

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-08 - 2017-06-25

    Artist Sho Tanaka’s practice centers mainly on the production woodcut prints, exploring the familiarity of wood and the meaning and function of woodcut prints, which wood forms the basis of, in terms of...More »

  • poster for The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama: Life is hard… Let’s go shopping

    The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama: Life is hard… Let’s go shopping

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Installation - Product - Fashion - Crafts
    • 2017-04-08 - 2017-06-25

    Wonderwall’s Masamichi Katayama is one of the hottest interior designers on the global scene. His strength is in sharing the vision for each project and constructing a concept for the space at an early...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 058 Black & White: Colours

    From the Terada Collection 058 Black & White: Colours

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2017-04-08 - 2017-06-25

    While thus far exhibits of the Terada Collection have focused on black and white works, this show incorporates color as another element. The works on display demonstrate the struggles of their artists...More »

  • poster for Saki Murakami “Project N 66”

    Saki Murakami “Project N 66”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-12-10 - 2017-03-12

    The simple and naïve lines that characterize Saki Murakami’s copperplate prints render a generalized depiction of their subjects. Devoid of particular or unique qualities, the forms she illustrates become...More »

  • From the Terada Collection #057: Man, The Unknown

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2016-12-10 - 2017-03-12

    This exhibition will examine human existence by presenting a selection of works featuring human motifs that come from the Terada Collection, which is home to more than 3500 works of art. When looking at...More »

  • poster for Yohji Yamamoto + Yuka Asakura “Painting and Weaving Opportunity”

    Yohji Yamamoto + Yuka Asakura “Painting and Weaving Opportunity”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Fashion
    • 2016-12-10 - 2017-03-12

    Rebellious and spirited designer Yohji Yamamoto has been surprising and stirring up the fashion world for decades, shunning its fluctuating trends in favour of a more timeless style. This exhibition, Painting...More »

  • poster for Dutch Modern Design― Rietveld / Bruna / ADO

    Dutch Modern Design― Rietveld / Bruna / ADO

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2016-09-17 - 2016-11-23

    Gerrit Thomas Rietveld(1888-1964) and Dick Bruna(1927) are revered as giants of design, hailing from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Rieveld carved out a career in furniture and architecture design, with such...More »

  • poster for Ryan McGinley “Body Loud!”

    Ryan McGinley “Body Loud!”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2016-04-16 - 2016-07-10

    Ryan McGinley is widely known as one of America’s most important photographers today. His work has been used for the CD jacket of rock band Sigur Ros and appears frequently in art and fashion magazines....More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 054 Ceramics

    From the Terada Collection 054 Ceramics

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-27

    Expanding the frame of traditional earthwork, this exhibition features the pioneering work of contemporary ceramics and their free range of expression. With the bringing together of the elements of earth...More »

  • poster for Simon Fujiwara “White Day”

    Simon Fujiwara “White Day”

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-27

    For this exhibition Tokyo Opera City has remade its entire gallery into a factory, with a production line turning out some of the works on display. The show is an opportunity for us, as people living in...More »

  • poster for Project N 63 Taku Kaneko

    Project N 63 Taku Kaneko

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-27

    With a sense of unrest and darkness the paintings of Taku Kaneko creep upon the viewer with a certain despair. With their muted mix of grey green and brown, they appear close to monochrome renderings,...More »

  • poster for Labyrinth Of Undercover – 25-Year Retrospective

    Labyrinth Of Undercover – 25-Year Retrospective

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Fashion - Video and Film
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-23

    Undercover, a fashion brand winning over passionate young fans since 1990, turns 25 this year. It enjoys a global presence, having launched its first Tokyo collection for the fall/winter season of 1994,...More »

  • poster for Risaku Suzuki “Stream of Consciousness”

    Risaku Suzuki “Stream of Consciousness”

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-23

    Releasing his debut photo book “Kumano” in 1998, followed by “Piles of Time” in 1999, Risaku Suzuki has won numerous awards and exhibited internationally gaining popular acclaim with rich images imbued...More »

  • poster for Yu Nishimura “Project N 61”

    Yu Nishimura “Project N 61”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-23

    One might say that the sense of narrative which flows through the work of Yu Nishimura is the result of a certain instability. The ambiguity of its simple, naïve renderings call upon the viewer for interpretation...More »

  • poster for Continuity with Water - From the Terada Collection 052

    Continuity with Water - From the Terada Collection 052

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-07-18 - 2015-09-23

    At the forefront of the watercolor works held in the Terada Collection is the work of Fumio Nanbata, who produced numerous works during his short lifetime, along with his father Tatsuoki Nanbata who produced...More »

  • poster for Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron

    Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Architecture
    • 2015-04-18 - 2015-06-28

    Psychiatrist Ryutaro Takahashi’s collection of contemporary art offers an invaluable overview of Japan’s art scene. Compiled from the 1990s onward, the Takahashi Collection features works by Yoshitomo...More »

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    Swiss Design

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    • Media: Prints - Architecture - Product
    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-03-29

    Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Switzerland, this exhibition traces Swiss design from the 19th through the 20th centuries and on to the...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 050 Carving Wood

    From the Terada Collection 050 Carving Wood

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    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-03-29

    As Japan is blessed with an abundance of forests, since ancient times trees have been an intimate part of people’s lives as materials for art and construction. From carvings to prints created by copying...More »

  • poster for Project N 59 Mari Kawai

    Project N 59 Mari Kawai

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    • 2015-01-17 - 2015-03-29

    There is something curious about Mari Kawai’s paintings— they seem to depict motifs everyone is familiar with, yet something is off. The natural appears artificial due to fluorescent colors and planes...More »

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    Zaha Hadid

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Installation - Product
    • 2014-10-18 - 2014-12-23

    Presenting the first major exhibition in Japan for Zaha Hadid, a dominant force in global contemporary architecture. Introducing Hadid’s past and current projects, the show gives an overview of her architectural...More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 049 Delights of Abstraction

    From the Terada Collection 049 Delights of Abstraction

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-18 - 2014-12-23

    Examining the rise of Japanese post-war abstraction.More »

  • poster for Project N 58 Yoriko Takabatake

    Project N 58 Yoriko Takabatake

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-10-18 - 2014-12-23

    The painting of Yoriko Takabatake is born from an interpretation of the canvas support as the body. The paint becomes like threads which weave around the corpus gradually constructing the surface. Like...More »

  • poster for My Old Rivers and Mountains Home Part V

    My Old Rivers and Mountains Home Part V

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-21

    “My Old Rivers and Mountains Home” is an exhibition series presenting works selected with collector Kotaro Terada, who has donated art to the museum. The founding principle of the Terada Collection is...More »

  • poster for The Way of Painting

    The Way of Painting

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation - Talks
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-21

    How often over the course of the 20th century has painting been declared dead? And yet each time the genre has made a solid comeback. With the range of methods and materials available to contemporary artists...More »

  • poster for Project N 57 Ayao Shiokawa

    Project N 57 Ayao Shiokawa

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-09-21

    Ayao Shiokawa incorporates copying techniques in woodblock printmaking. Featuring the contours of people’s bodies and faces cut out with a saw, these prints stand stand on their own as objects d’art....More »

  • Project N 56 - Shizuka Mitsui

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-29

    Venue: 4F CorridorMore »

  • poster for “Will Happiness Find Me? - 10 Artists from the Ishikawa Collection”

    “Will Happiness Find Me? - 10 Artists from the Ishikawa Collection”

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-29

    The work of 10 leading artists selected from the conceptual art collection of Yasuharu Ishikawa sets a footing in the contemporary condition of today, drawing attention to that which is oft overlooked...More »

  • Yasutake Funakoshi “Unknown Drawings for The Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-29

    Venue: Gallery 3 & 4More »

  • poster for From the Terada Collection 047: Animals in Art

    From the Terada Collection 047: Animals in Art

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-03-30

    The figures of animals depicted in art take a variety of forms, sometimes as familiar human companions, and sometimes personified or anthropomorphised. This exhibition introduces the variety of roles and...More »

  • poster for “Projec N 55 Emi Otaguro”

    “Projec N 55 Emi Otaguro”

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    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-03-30

    Otaguro makes use of quail’s eggs, chewing gum, plaster, vinyl sheet, table cloth and various other mass produced forms. Drawing on a host of different materials and techniques, at first glance her various...More »

  • poster for Hiraki Sawa “Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds”

    Hiraki Sawa “Under the Box, Beyond the Bounds”

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film
    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-03-30

    London-based Japanese artist Hiraki Sawa is renowned for creating fantastical videos that mix real scenery with animation. In recent years, he has produced works that appeal to viewers’ physical senses,...More »

  • From The Terada Collection 046 “The Sacred and the Profane”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-12-23

    The contrast between sacred and profane constitutes one of the key definitions and oppositions at the foundations of our human existence, but the two are often reversed, and are actually so strongly joined...More »

  • poster for Project N 54 - Mihoko Ogaki

    Project N 54 - Mihoko Ogaki

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-12-23

    Through the gathering of many small units a single shape, concept, heat is formed, the star filled nightsky, the crowd filled stadium, the cells expanded under a microscope, all of these collectives swell,...More »

  • poster for “150 Years of Modern Japanese Music”

    “150 Years of Modern Japanese Music”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-12-23

    In the second half of the 19th century, a new era for Japanese music began as the result of contact with modern Western culture. With the Meiji Restoration, a new government actively introduced Western...More »

  • poster for Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures

    Why not live for Art? II - 9 collectors reveal their treasures

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture - Performance Art
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-23

    In 2004, when private collections were becoming popular, Why not live for Art? explored this trend by presenting private collections gathered by nine individual collectors, discovering new forms that collections...More »

  • From The Terada Collection 045 “Colour”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-23

    “Black and White” ranks alongside “Oriental Abstract” as one of the two main themes that are the strength of the Terada Collection. From this perspective, the exhibition explores the richness of expression...More »

  • poster for Project N53 - Teppei Ikehira

    Project N53 - Teppei Ikehira

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-13 - 2013-09-23

    The paintings of Teppei Ikehira are held within a strange perspective as if taken from the set of a theater production. The images which burst upon these scenes, are an assortment of seemingly unconnected...More »

  • poster for Kayo Ume Exhibition

    Kayo Ume Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-23

    Photographer Ume Kayo has a talent for discovering wonderful scenes in ordinary everyday situations. The world that she shows us includes scenes that seem quite likely but are actually rather weird, moments...More »

  • poster for  Figurative Works of Tatsuoki Nambata

    Figurative Works of Tatsuoki Nambata

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-23

    Tatsuoki Nambata (1905-1997) was one of the pioneers of abstract painting in Japan. Throughout a career that spanned 70 years and included both abstract and figurative work, he consistently peered inside...More »

  • poster for project N 52: Miyuki Akiyama Exhibition

    project N 52: Miyuki Akiyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-04-13 - 2013-06-23

    Miyuki Akiyama paints the forms of monkeys, lions, deer, and other animals and plants that bring places like China and Persia to mind. She employs shadow and a balance of light and shade to further express...More »

  • poster for "Project N 51 Minako Abe" Exhibition

    "Project N 51 Minako Abe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-12 - 2013-03-24

    On display are landscape paintings that are not so much photorealistic representations, but rather edited and retouched memories of those landscapes, based on photos taken on Abe's travels or images found...More »

  • poster for Junichi Arai "Tradition and Creation"

    Junichi Arai "Tradition and Creation"

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    • Media: Installation - Crafts
    • 2013-01-12 - 2013-03-24

    Junichi Arai (b. 1932) is world-renowned as Japan's preeminent textile planner. Arai manages his family's textile company in Kiryu, Gunma prefecture, and from an early age began to create fabrics with...More »

  • poster for Kishin Shinoyama "Shashinryoku: The People by Kishin"

    Kishin Shinoyama "Shashinryoku: The People by Kishin"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2012-10-03 - 2012-12-24

    Kishin Shinoyama (b. 1940) has been at the cutting edge of photography from the 1960s to today. Always one step ahead of the curve, his pioneering activities have influenced many and been embroiled...More »

  • poster for "project N 50 Yoko Enoki" Exhibition

    "project N 50 Yoko Enoki" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-03 - 2012-12-24

    Influenced by the Great East Japan Earthquake, the artist has composed a science fiction take on the catastrophe. [Image: Yoko Enoki (2012) Photo: Hideo Takiura]More »

  • poster for Atelier Incurve Exhibition

    Atelier Incurve Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-09-14 - 2012-09-23

    Located in Osaka's Hirano ward, Atelier Incurve is a facility for artists with mental disabilities founded in 2002. This exhibition features works by three of its affiliated artists. [Image: Mitsuo...More »

  • poster for Beat Takeshi Kitano "Gosse de peintre"

    Beat Takeshi Kitano "Gosse de peintre"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2012-04-13 - 2012-09-02

    Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano)'s much talked about solo exhibition held at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in the spring of 2010 now makes a triumphant return to Japan. In addition to paintings,...More »

  • poster for Tatsuoki Nambata + Yasutake Funakoshi "The Impressions of Their Spirits"

    Tatsuoki Nambata + Yasutake Funakoshi "The Impressions of Their Spirits"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-04-13 - 2012-09-02

    Works by the painter Tatsuoki Nambata (1905-97), a pioneering figure in abstract art in Japan, and the sculptor Yasutake Funakoshi (1912-2002), whose works were known for their great religiosity. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Project N 49: Masahiro Sekiguchi" Exhibition

    "Project N 49: Masahiro Sekiguchi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-04-13 - 2012-09-02

    Masahiro Sekiguchi applies oil paint in primary colors onto silicon boards which he then lightly tears off and pastes onto canvas in multiple layers, creating extraordinary painted spaces. [Image: Masahiro...More »

  • poster for "Nambata Fumio: Works 1960-1974" Exhibition

    "Nambata Fumio: Works 1960-1974" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-14 - 2012-03-25

    Fumio Nambata (1941-1974) produced a large number of wonderful works notable for their delicate lines and coloring. His watercolors, drawings, and his vivid life left a firm impression on postwar art in...More »

  • poster for "Collection 040: Questions to Understand Ourselves" Exhibition

    "Collection 040: Questions to Understand Ourselves" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2012-01-14 - 2012-03-25

    Introduces more works from the 3,000-strong Terada Collection.More »

  • poster for "Project N 48: Midori Sato" Exhibition

    "Project N 48: Midori Sato" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-01-14 - 2012-03-25
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    "Feel and Think: A New Era of Tokyo Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2011-10-18 - 2011-12-25

    This exhibition introduces young designers who have developed their own unique creativity within the context of the Tokyo fashion scene and designed the reality of the 2000s in Japan. Maintaining a distance...More »

  • "The Museum Collection 039: Younger Generation" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2011-10-18 - 2011-12-25

    This exhibition focuses on artists born in the second half of the 1960s or later. Exploring the contemporaneousness of the Terada Collection, it also provides an opportunity to examine the collection from...More »

  • poster for "Project N 47: Erika Kaminishi" Exhibition

    "Project N 47: Erika Kaminishi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2011-10-18 - 2011-12-25
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    "Project N 46: Toru Ishii" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-10-02

    Born in 1981 in Shizuoka, Toru Ishii grew up on a diet of anime, video games, plastic toy models and soccer. He makes dyed fabric works using traditional Yuzen techniques typically employed in the production...More »

  • poster for "house inside city outside house: Tokyo Metabolizing" Exhibition

    "house inside city outside house: Tokyo Metabolizing" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Installation
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-10-02

    Metabolism, which spread from Japan in the 1960s, was based on the revolutionary concept of cities made to metabolize through the replacement of components in the same way as a machine. The face of Tokyo...More »

  • "Collection 038: Tomoyuki Hotai" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-07-16 - 2011-10-02

    Tomoyuki Hotai (b. 1956) is a sculptor known for his work matching wood with bronze. This exhibition introduces visitors to his mysterious work where quiet composite power exists alongside the tranquil...More »

  • poster for "Collection 037: Lee Ufan and Korean Artists" Exhibition

    "Collection 037: Lee Ufan and Korean Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2011-04-09 - 2011-06-26

    The Terada Collection comprises mostly "Oriental abstract" artworks, many of which are by Korean artists who work with a monochrome palette of black and white. This exhibition showcases a variety of works...More »

  • poster for Takashi Homma "New Documentary"

    Takashi Homma "New Documentary"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-04-09 - 2011-06-26

    Takashi Homma is one of Japan's foremost contemporary photographers. His unique style characterized by a sense of detachment from his subjects, cool unemotional gaze and restrained colors have all won...More »

  • poster for Shinpei Kusanagi Exhibition

    Shinpei Kusanagi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-04-09 - 2011-06-26

    Shinpei Kusanagi is an illustrator and book designer by training who has also been making outstanding paintings in recent years. Painted on unbleached cloth without a first coating, his works create abstract,...More »

  • poster for "036: My Old Rivers and Mountains Home Part III" Exhibition

    "036: My Old Rivers and Mountains Home Part III" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-03-27

    Third installment in a series of exhibitions showcasing works selected by Kotaro Terada, who has donated numerous pieces to the museum. On display are works that explore uniquely Japanese themes and concepts. [Image:...More »

  • poster for Kana Yoshida Exhibition

    Kana Yoshida Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-03-27

    Kana Yoshida's mountain climbing experiences in Yosemite Park, Yellowstone National Park, New Mexico, Borneo and Norway have served to expand and stimulate the boundaries of her daily perception for her...More »

  • poster for Yutaka Sone "Perfect Moment"

    Yutaka Sone "Perfect Moment"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-01-15 - 2011-03-27

    Los Angeles-based international artist SONE Yutaka's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the world. In recent years he has also established studios in China and Mexico. In the former,...More »

  • poster for "Feasts on the Paper" Exhibition

    "Feasts on the Paper" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-10-23 - 2010-12-26

    [Image: Kizashi Kakizaki, "Reddish Brown River" (1994) block print, 14.5 x 21.0cm]More »

  • poster for Misaki Kawai Exhibition

    Misaki Kawai Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2010-10-23 - 2010-12-26

    Both Misaki Kawai's paintings and sculptures have something inimitable about them, especially their fluorescent day-glo colors and rough surface textures created using cardboard and fabric. Although her...More »

  • poster for Dominique Perrault "Urban Landscape"

    Dominique Perrault "Urban Landscape"

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2010-10-23 - 2010-12-26

    This exhibition showcases projects that Perrault has undertaken to date around the world, beginning with the French National Library. In particular, it examines works in which the architect has focused...More »

  • poster for "From Ensor to Magritte: Belgian Painting between 1880 and 1940" Exhibition

    "From Ensor to Magritte: Belgian Painting between 1880 and 1940" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-07-28 - 2010-10-03

    This exhibition is the first comprehensive show of its kind, featuring well-known paintings by Belgian and Flemish Expressionist, Surrealist and Symbolist artists from the 19th and 20th century that draw...More »

  • poster for "From the Collection 033: Geometric Images" Exhibition

    "From the Collection 033: Geometric Images" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-07-04

    Unlike representative painting, abstract painting stimulates the imagination of the viewer, who wonders what it is that is being depicted in the work. This exhibition focuses on geometric abstract works...More »

  • poster for "Project N41: Yoshiko Kita" Exhibition

    "Project N41: Yoshiko Kita" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-07-04

    Yoshiko Kita is a Kyoto-based artist. Her watercolor works are realized beautifully on cloth, making effective use of its particular texture and feel. As a result of the pigment getting absorbed by the...More »

  • poster for Genichiro Inokuma "Inokuma-san"

    Genichiro Inokuma "Inokuma-san"

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2010-04-10 - 2010-07-04

    The picture book Inokuma-san, by poet Shuntaro Tanikawa, begins with the line "Inokuma-san, who from childhood loved drawing pictures, has drawn many that are charming." "Inokuma-san" is artist Genichiro...More »

  • poster for Cecil Balmond "Element"

    Cecil Balmond "Element"

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2010-01-16 - 2010-03-22

    Cecil Balmond is a structural engineer who transcends the framework of structural engineering in his creative collaborations with architects. This exhibition explores the world of mathematics and algorithms...More »

  • poster for Tamie Okuyama Exhibition

    Tamie Okuyama Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-12-27

    Works by Tamie Okuyama who combines refined oil painting techniques with oriental philosophy to deepen her understanding of the happy and mysterious experiences surrounded by nature she had during her...More »

  • poster for Daisuke Sumita Exhibition

    Daisuke Sumita Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-12-27

    It is only recently that Sumita committed himself seriously to oil paintings. While he did attend the oil painting course at Musashino Art University, he only painted rarely, spending his time on theater,...More »

  • poster for Verner Panton Exhibition

    Verner Panton Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Product - Video and Film
    • 2009-10-17 - 2009-12-27

    Danish designer Verner Panton (1926-98) is perhaps best known for his Panton Chair, formed as a single piece in colourful plastic, but he has worked with other renowned Danish designers such as Poul Henningsen...More »

  • "Gallery Talk by Gallerist Sueo Mizuma on Tomoko Konoike's Exhibition"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-16

    Sueo Mizuma of Mizuma Art Gallery will guide participants through Tomoko Konoike's exhibition "Inter-traveler", explaining the background to each of the works. This is a unique chance to gain an insight...More »

  • Tomoko Konoike Book Signing Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-09-09 - 2009-09-09

    Place: Gallery 5 (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery Museum Shop) *Limit on number of participants may be applied. The catalogue for Tomoko Konoike's Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery exhibition "Inter-traveller",...More »

  • poster for Tomoko Konoike "Inter-Traveller"

    Tomoko Konoike "Inter-Traveller"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2009-07-18 - 2009-09-27

    This exhibition offers the first comprehensive overview of Konoike's current and past work. Here, Konoike presents the internal world of human beings as a planet, the Earth. Employing most of her old and...More »

  • poster for "6+ Antwerp Fashion" Exhibition

    "6+ Antwerp Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-06-28

    Antwerp gained overnight recognition as a major center for fashion in the 1980s with the emergence of the "Antwerp Six." That success was grounded in the comprehensive education provided by the Royal Academy...More »

  • poster for "From the Collection 029: Women" Exhibition

    "From the Collection 029: Women" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-06-28

    This exhibition features works from the collection that have a woman or women as their motif. It covers a large variety of techniques and forms of expression, giving an overview of the wealth of art that...More »

  • poster for "Project N37 Takashi Abe" Exhibition

    "Project N37 Takashi Abe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2009-04-11 - 2009-06-28

    [Image: "Day Dream #26" (2009) Acrylic paint, wood cubes, wood panel 42.0 x 59.4cm]More »

  • poster for "Diener & Diener" Exhibition

    "Diener & Diener" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2009-01-17 - 2009-03-22

    The exhibition Diener & Diener is a presentation of the work and the architectural approach of a Basel-based group of architects. In their design, the relationship between the buildings and the urban...More »

  • "From the Collection 028: Nambata Tatsuoki and Fumio" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2009-01-17 - 2009-03-22

    Featuring two main artists of the collection; Tatsuoki Nambata (1905-97), one of Japan’s best known abstract painters and his son, Fumio (1941-74). Dynamic but profound paintings by Tatsuoki, and sensitive...More »

  • "Project N36 Ryosuke Hara" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-17 - 2009-03-22
  • Teruo Isomi + Seishi Ozaku Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-12-28

    Introducing the richness of the world of prints by featuring the work of two celebrated print artists, Teruo Isomi and Seishi Ozaku. This exploration goes beyond to an examination of “Black and White,”...More »

  • poster for "Project N35 Yuki Mashimo" Exhibition

    "Project N35 Yuki Mashimo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-12-28

    Yuki Mashimo employs abstract patterns and chimerical motifs which are reminiscent of bird and flower paintings by Jakuchu Ito. For instance, she used traditional motifs like "shibo-sei" (star cross) and...More »

  • poster for Mika Ninagawa "Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors"

    Mika Ninagawa "Earthly Flowers, Heavenly Colors"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2008-11-01 - 2008-12-28

    Mika Ninagawa is one of the most popular photographers in Japan. She is also well-known as the director of the movie Sakuran, 2007, which is based on a comic by Moyoko Anno. As a photographer, she has...More »

  • "Project N34 Keisuke Kondo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-10-13
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    "Trace Elements: Spirit and Memory in Japanese and Australian Photomedia" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-10-13

    Trace Elements: Spirit and Memory in Japanese and Australian Photomedia features work by Australian artists Philip Brophy, Jane Burton, Alex Davies, Genevieve Grieves and Sophie Kahn together with Japanese...More »

  • poster for Hiroshi Asada Exhibition

    Hiroshi Asada Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-07-19 - 2008-10-13

    Hiroshi Asada (1931-97), who studied from Western old masters, produced many paintings with psychological aspects which reveal anxiety and obsession in daily life. This is his retrospective exhibition,...More »

  • poster for "Projext N 33 Tomoko Nagai" Exhibition

    "Projext N 33 Tomoko Nagai" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-06-29

    In most cases, Nagai starts by developing the background of her painting. Her stories take place in different places and situations such as a forest, a snowy landscape, beach, someone's room and so on....More »

  • poster for "Formula One™ - The Great Design Race" Exhibition

    "Formula One™ - The Great Design Race" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Product
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-06-29

    Formula One™, abbreviated to F1, is the highest class of motor sports. The best cars and designs, the infatuation with speed in one of the world's top sports events that captures hearts everywhere. This...More »

  • poster for "Masuo Ikeda Revealed: A Retrospective" Exhibition

    "Masuo Ikeda Revealed: A Retrospective" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture - Ceramics
    • 2008-01-26 - 2008-03-23

    Masuo Ikeda, who had an international reputation as a printmaker, demonstrated his great talent in a wide range of fields such as painting, sculpture, ceramic, novel, essay, scenario and film direction....More »

  • poster for "Project N 32 Satoko Nachi" Exhibition

    "Project N 32 Satoko Nachi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-01-26 - 2008-03-23

    Needless to say, various forms of self-portraits have been created throughout the course of art history. As is discussed in the book, "An Art History of the Self-portrait" (Ed. Atsushi Miura, Tokyo National...More »

  • poster for "Project N 31 Soichi Yamaguchi" Exhibition

    "Project N 31 Soichi Yamaguchi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-03 - 2008-01-14

    Soichi Yamaguchi's painting "Mai-mai Shigure" won the grand prize at Geisai #9 in 2006, when the artist was still a sophomore at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts & Music. Psychedelic color usage...More »

  • poster for "Nordic Modernism: Design & Crafts" Exhibition

    "Nordic Modernism: Design & Crafts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2007-11-03 - 2008-01-14

    Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark - each of these Nordic countries has its own distinctive topography and culture, but have developed a similar approach to design and cultivated a rich life style. Geographically...More »

  • "From the Collection 024: All Things in the Universe" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-10-14

    In Japanese custom, there has traditionally been the perception that everything in nature has a soul. Thus nature has been the object of worship since ancient times. The works on display in this exhibition...More »

  • "Project N 30: Soju Tao" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-10-14
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    "Melting Point" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2007-07-21 - 2007-10-14

    Artists Jim Lambie, Ernest Neto and Kiyomichi Shibuya, who take the concept of transforming space as their theme when creating their installation work, will turn Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery into a dynamic...More »

  • "From the Collection 023: Between Here and There" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-14 - 2007-07-01

    Introducing surrealist works from the collection such as those of Minoru Nomata who paints imaginary architecture on canvas, and Yoko Ochida who is popular for the fantastic and peaceful world she depicts...More »

  • "Project N29: Yukiko Suto" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-14 - 2007-07-01
  • poster for "Architecture of Terunobu Fujimori and Rojo" Exhibition

    "Architecture of Terunobu Fujimori and Rojo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2007-04-13 - 2007-07-01

    One of the leading researchers of modern Japanese architecture, Teranobu Fujimori started to produce his own architecture in the 1990s. Since then, he has produced a number of distinctive buildings that...More »

  • poster for "Works from the Soil: Life meets Mother Earth in the Collection" Exhibition

    "Works from the Soil: Life meets Mother Earth in the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Sculpture
    • 2007-01-13 - 2007-03-25

    The Tokyo Opera City Collection runs to over 2,600 works, including oil paintings, Nihonga paintings, woodblock prints, sculptures and craft works, mainly made by post-war Japanese artists. From this large...More »

  • poster for Toyo Ito "The New 'Real' in Architecture"

    Toyo Ito "The New 'Real' in Architecture"

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    • Media: Architecture - Talks
    • 2006-10-07 - 2006-12-24

    Known for his use of the lightness and transparency of glass, his organic structures that appear to move, his fusion of new technologies with handmade techniques, and for his realization of hitherto impossible...More »

  • poster for Ingo Maurer "Light: Reaching for the Moon"

    Ingo Maurer "Light: Reaching for the Moon"

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    • Media: Installation - Talks
    • 2006-07-08 - 2006-09-18

    This is the first solo exhibition in Japan for Ingo Maurer (b. Germany, 1932- ), who has been the focus of attention from fashion designer Issey Miyake and architect Jean Nouvel. Aiming to make visitors...More »

  • poster for project N25 Shino Hirata Exhibition

    project N25 Shino Hirata Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-04-09 - 2006-06-18

    For this solo exhibition, as well as showing canvases, project N has allowed Shino Hirata to paint 'on' the walls of the exhibition space. Seeing how his worlds of Macro and Micro mix on the walls of the...More »

  • poster for Toru Takemitsu "Visions in Time"

    Toru Takemitsu "Visions in Time"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2006-04-09 - 2006-06-18

    Toru Takemitsu, a composer who was artistic director of the Tokyo Opera City Cultural Properties Group (1995-1996) died before seeing the completion of the concert hall and the art gallery. To commemorate...More »

  • poster for project N24 Hiroshi Kobayashi Exhibition

    project N24 Hiroshi Kobayashi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2006-01-14 - 2006-03-26

    Kobayashi first burst onto the scene with colorful flowers resembling digitally treated mosaic images. Now stuffed animals seem to have taken the front seat in Kobayashi's world. The fanciful world invites...More »

  • poster for From the Collection "Focus on Abstraction: Color, Form and Space"

    From the Collection "Focus on Abstraction: Color, Form and Space"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-01-14 - 2006-03-26

    With the birth of abstract painting in the first half of the 20th century the meaning of a painting as something recreating the real world, got lost. A painting could now exist as an independent entity....More »

  • poster for Conversation With Art, On Art

    Conversation With Art, On Art

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Product - Talks
    • 2006-01-14 - 2006-03-26

    Bauhaus to Contemporary Art - From the DaimlerChrysler Art Collection. The exhibition is a worldwide touring exhibition that introduces a number of works of art selected from DaimlerChrysler AG (Germany)’s...More »

  • poster for Stephen Balkenhol - Skulpturen und Reliefs

    Stephen Balkenhol - Skulpturen und Reliefs

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2005-10-15 - 2005-12-25

    Stephen Balkenhol (1957~) is one of the leading contemporary sculptors in Germany and has produced an important collection of wooden sculptures of figures and animals motifs. He chips off the wood leaving...More »

  • poster for Masayoshi Aigasa "Daily Life"

    Masayoshi Aigasa "Daily Life"

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-10-15 - 2005-12-25

    Solo exhibition of Masayoshi Aigasa, one of the main artists of the Tokyo Opera City collection. After graduating from art school, and a series of failures in art competitions, he gave up oil painting...More »

  • poster for project N23 Taro Morimoto Exhibition

    project N23 Taro Morimoto Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting
    • 2005-10-15 - 2005-12-25

    Flowers that blossom all over the canvas, and daringly trimmed characters. These motifs have been dissolved almost up to the level of non-recognition. Almost, because we can still see what they are, planted...More »

  • poster for The Life and Art of Nambata Tatsuoki

    The Life and Art of Nambata Tatsuoki

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-07-15 - 2005-09-25

    Tatsuoki Nambata was born in Hokkaido on July 13th, 1905. After meeting poet and sculptor Kotaro Takamura by chance, Nambata got interested in art, and decided he wanted to become a painter. After World...More »

  • poster for Saeko Takagi Exhibition - Project N22

    Saeko Takagi Exhibition - Project N22

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-07-15 - 2005-09-25

    Saeko Takagi depicts the world as full of colours, blessed with soft lights - an ecological view of a world where human beings, animals and plants would live together, bathed in shining light and blowing...More »

  • poster for Fumio Nambata Exhibition - Gallery 3/4

    Fumio Nambata Exhibition - Gallery 3/4

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-07-15 - 2005-09-25

    Fumio Nambata (1941-1974) was famous for his sensitive sceneries. He won the sympathy of many people by drawing his own joy and pain without any concealment or euphemistic tendency. Born in Setagaya (Tokyo)...More »

  • poster for Museums by Yoshio Taniguchi

    Museums by Yoshio Taniguchi

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2005-04-08 - 2005-06-26

    We are proud to present this one-person show of architect Yoshio Taniguchi, one of today's most recognized architects. Taniguchi is famous for his expansion design for the newly re-opened Museum of Modern...More »

  • poster for Moriyama, Shinjuku, Araki

    Moriyama, Shinjuku, Araki

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-01-15 - 2005-03-21

    This is the first joint exhibition of the two most prominent contemporary Japanese photographers, Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki. The theme is the city of Shinjuku, where the 2 artists kept coming...More »

  • poster for Wolfgang Tillmans - Freischwimmer

    Wolfgang Tillmans - Freischwimmer

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2004-10-16 - 2004-12-26

    Wolfgang Tillmans (1968-), born in Germany and now works in London, first came into the art scene in early 1990's with his collections of photography that freshly captured the contemporaty youth culture....More »

  • poster for Takarazuka: The Land of Dreams

    Takarazuka: The Land of Dreams

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    • Media: Video and Film - Installation - Photography
    • 2004-07-24 - 2004-09-26

    This exhibition traces back Takarazuka theatre's 90-year history gathered from valuable references and date, as it reviews Takarazuka's attraction and the process of establishing their exquisite standing....More »

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