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Yurie Nagashima: And a Pinch of Irony with a Hint of Love

Jennifer Pastore 2017-11-13

A Japanese feminist photographer reclaims her legacy.

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s Glass Project

Mac Salman 2017-11-03

A mini retrospective at 21_21 Design Site for the artist of spectral light.

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Gallery 3 – A Triangular Triumph

Jesse Freeman 2017-06-21

21_21 Design Sight gets a new space.

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The Art and Craft of Japanese Body Ink

Simon DeBoer 2017-02-05

The book Japanese Tattoos: History* Culture* Design explores the traditional roots and contemporary creativity of Japanese tattoos.

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Negotiating the Spaces of Contemporary Art: Asakusa

Rei Kagami 2016-09-16

Introducing one of the most exciting new spaces to open its doors to the Tokyo art scene

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No Rest for the Artistic

Emily Wakeling 2013-03-18

The fourth Roppongi Art Night appoints for the first time an artistic director.

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Bringing the Party to Tokyo

Emily Wakeling 2012-11-08

A short series of events involving art, food and feminism.

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TAB Survey Results: Who are Tokyo’s art-lovers?

William Andrews 2011-12-08

Looking at the results of Tokyo Art Beat’s user survey

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ArtGigTokyo2: Tokyo’s Halloween art happening

William Andrews 2011-10-26

A site-specific, twelve-hour interactive art event in an abandoned building…

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Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake and Tokyo Art World

William Andrews 2011-03-22

The response in the Tokyo art scene to the March 11th disaster.

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Year in Review: 2010

William Andrews 2010-12-27

We look back at the major developments of the past year.

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Misa Shin Gallery Opens

William Andrews 2010-11-28

Shirokane gets a new art space, courtesy of the former director of Art Fair Tokyo.

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French protesters oppose new Takashi Murakami show

William Andrews 2010-09-03

Trouble is brewing in France for Japan’s most famous contemporary artist.

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Art in the Office 2010

William Andrews 2010-08-07

Contemporary art descends on a Marunouchi office…This year’s programme by Monex, Inc. chose Shusaku Nakata as the winner.

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21 21 DESIGN SIGHT iPhone app

William Andrews 2010-07-26

Another arty app for your iPhone!

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Year in Review: 2009

William Andrews 2009-12-31

We look back at the gallery shifts and movements over the last twelve months, and some of the top exhibitions.

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It’s Crunch Time!

Martina Gahn 2009-06-24

New York and London contemporary art galleries have been closing, moving or decimating. Auction results are sagging…Now what about Tokyo?

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The One and Ono

William Andrews 2009-03-06

Yoko Ono has been given a lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale but does she deserve it?

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TAB & NYAB at Scope Miami

Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-11-26

Stop by Scope Miami, and TAB’s media booth, from December 3-7, 2008 to say hello to Tokyo Art Beat and New York Art Beat.

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TAB at Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York

Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-10-28

Stop by the ACAF NY, and media booth 106, from November 6-10, 2008 to say hello to New York Art Beat and Tokyo Art Beat.

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Skip City to Open with World Premiere of Yamada’s ‘Bunshichi’

Jason Gray 2008-07-11

Japan’s Skip City International Digital Cinema Festival has announced the line-up for its fifth edition, which includes the world premiere of Yoji Yamada’s The Tale Of Bunshichi as the opening gala ahead of its local autumn release.

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Tomorrow to Become Forever in 2011

David Willoughby 2008-06-15

A permanent display site has been chosen for The Myth of Tomorrow, a landmark in post-war Japanese art painted by Taro Okamoto.

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Help wanted! New York Art Beat

Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-02-29

Do you love NY and TAB? Here you go.

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Graniph Design Award 2 – Call for Submissions

Paul Baron 2008-01-11

Everybody’s favourite t-shirt design award is back!

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Contemporary Art Galleries in Tokyo: The Next Generation

Martina Gahn 2007-08-25

The Tokyo gallery scene is gradually maturing.

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Auctions in Japan

Martina Gahn 2007-06-02

When it comes to art trends, more often than not, Japan follows what’s happening in New York with a 10 year lag.

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May 2007 New York Contemporary Art Auction Results in a Nutshell

Martina Gahn 2007-06-01

As in all the previous years, this year’s contemporary art auction results in New York have been met with both a buzz and mixed feelings.

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Newspapers Roundup #6

Paul Baron 2006-12-07

The past couple weeks’ art and design columns as read in the Japan Times, Daily Yomiuri, and Asahi online newspapers.

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Newspapers Roundup #5

Paul Baron 2006-11-23

The past couple weeks’ art and design columns as read in the Japan Times, Daily Yomiuri, and Asahi online newspapers.

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Newspapers Roundup #4

Paul Baron 2006-10-19

The past week’s art and design columns as read in the Japan Times and Daily Yomiuri online newspapers.

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