Protected in secret for years, some of the world’s most precious ancient artwork is now at the Tokyo National Museum.
Jesse Freeman, gifted in the art of homage, describes the foundations of his work, coming into his own, and paying tribute.
As part of a globally itinerant muralist duo with collaborator Zosen, Mina Hamada has brought a blast of sugar-sweet color to Saitama
“Reaching beyond the context of art, I want to create a temporary social installation within the dynamic metabolism of urban space.”
The people behind a major show from Musée Marmottan Monet discuss how the exhibition was achieved at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum.
A place to rediscover human potential as society is brought to art, and art is brought to society.
An interview with Vandy Rattana, an artist who draws upon a primitive human spirit to talk of the fraught condition of today’s modern society.
An interview with Tokyo Art Beat co-founders Paul Baron, Kosuke Fujitaka, and Olivier Thereaux.
Japanese photographer Ryudai Takano discusses nudity and censorship as he reflects on recent controversy surrounding his work
An interview with Swedish photographer Lina Scheynius
Contemporary artist Takayuki Yamamoto speaks about his commission for “Go-Betweens: The World Seen Through Children” at the Mori Art Museum.
An interview with emerging filmmaker Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour, Jr.
An interview with Roppongi Crossing 2013 guest curators Reuben Keehan and Gabriel Ritter.
Swiss architect Christian Kerez speaks of his body of work and his admiration for Japanese design.
Contemporary artist Tomoko Yoneda speaks about her photographic practice and the politics of recording history.
Independent curator Shihoko Iida talks about her experiences in Japan, Australia and Korea, as well as her thoughts on the current state of curating in Japan today.
Sculptor Katsura Funakoshi answers 10 questions about art, life, books and Tokyo.
An interview with music, video and conceptual design artist Sputniko!
An interview with the program director of FILMeX, Shozo Ichiyama
Looking back at the period of the Metabolists through the eyes of today
Interviews with Kozo Miyoshi and Asako Narahashi, two of the photographers participating in the “Cherry Blossoms of Memory” exhibition at RICOH Photo Gallery RING CUBE in Ginza.
An interview with Motohiko Odani.
Misa Shin talks to TAB about the opening of her new gallery in Shirokane.
We interview sociologist and art researcher Adrian Favell, who has specialized in the contemporary Japanese art scene.
An interview with Noriyuki Haraguchi.
Our Guest Blogger gives their recommendations on what’s hot in our new regular column.
We interview Toshiki Okada, the leader of Japanese theater company chelfitsch.
An architectural team talks to TABlog about its plans for a public art installation.
TABlog interviews Oron Catts, one of the artists behind the Tissue Culture and Art Project.
A major new exhibition by the installation artist opens in Kamakura.
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