Reviews

Yoshihiko Ueda “68th Street: Memories of Light”

hugh_hsu 2018-06-15

Gallery 916 is gone, but you can still see Director Yoshihiko Ueno’s latest works in a new photo book.

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Peekaboo!

Jesse Freeman 2018-05-25

The startling encounters of Tomoo Gokita

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Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of Its Transformation

gordon_higgins 2018-05-18

Impressive but lacking in contextual depth, Mori Art Museum’s tribute to Japanese architecture collapses under its own weight.

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Full Cycle: Kodue Hibino’s “60”

hugh_hsu 2018-05-11

Revolutions in art and life by Japan’s most imaginative costume designer

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Shinji Ohmaki: Where the Gaze Falls

Lori Ono 2018-04-13

An installation artist looks at life as a journey through the lens of postwar illustrator Chihiro Iwasaki.

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Into the Light

Jesse Freeman 2018-04-06

Two exhibitions offer a rare look at the origins and modernization of Japanese photography

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The Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2018

TABlogEditors 2018-02-23

Highlights from the tenth annual Yebizo festival

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Traversing the Roads of Arabia

Mac Salman 2018-02-19

The Tokyo National Museum displays amazing artifacts from ancient crossroad civilizations.

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Ghosts of the Avant-Garde

Jeremy Woolsey 2018-02-14

A review of Makoto Aida’s “Ground No Plan”

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Nihonga Lost and Found

Mac Salman 2018-02-11

How Taikan Yokoyama redefined Japan’s painting tradition

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Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

Lori Ono 2018-02-09

The Teien Art Museum, Tokyo’s Art Deco palace, makes a home for the enduring decorative arts.

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Miyako Ishiuchi: Photo Weaver

magda_rittenhouse 2018-01-26

“Grain and Image” at Yokohama Museum of Art gets to the aesthetic and conceptual heart of the photographer’s work.

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The Life of Pai

Paul Heaton 2018-01-17

The supernatural adventure manga ‘3×3 Eyes’ celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition in Ikebukuro.

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Getting Scrambled at Spiral

Jeremy Woolsey 2018-01-10

A review of Lu Yang’s “Electromagnetic Brainology”

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Japonisme x Impressionism x Japonisme

Mac Salman 2017-12-21

Japan’s influence on Western Art is on show at two complementary exhibitions in Ueno.

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Rhythm in Monochrome – Korean Abstract Painting

Jesse Freeman 2017-12-13

The Dansaekhwa movement at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

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Turning Pages, Rewinding Tapes

Simon DeBoer 2017-11-18

The artist initiative commandN’s two decades of exploring “gaps and crevices” in Tokyo.

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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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Tadao Ando, Least Modernist of Modernist Architects

Jesse Freeman 2017-10-31

The National Art Center, Tokyo locates his unique place in his field.

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Your Guide to the Yayoi Kusama Museum

michelle_zacharias 2017-10-24

What you can see and how you can get tickets!

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Japanese Expanded Cinema Revisited

Jesse Freeman 2017-09-15

Rewinding on an experimental film movement from the 1960s

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Contaminated Diversity

Jong Pairez 2017-09-08

“Sunshower” and Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia

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Don’t Lie

Jennifer Pastore 2017-09-01

Love, Death, and Truth at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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Yokohama Triennale 2017: Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

Emily Wakeling 2017-08-25

International artists contemplate connectivity and isolation in our fractured world.

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Walking On

Jesse Freeman 2017-07-12

Alberto Giacometti at The National Art Center, Tokyo

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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 Eternal Soul of Yayoi Kusama

Simon DeBoer 2017-06-07

A retrospective toasting the enduring, evolving spirit of Japan’s most beloved artist.

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Different Circles

Nick West 2017-05-18

Ei Arakawa’s Tryst presented Gutai as musical theatre at Taka Ishii Gallery Tokyo.

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“..Ain’t No Fun!!”

Jesse Freeman 2017-05-10

Graphic artist Mark Drew goes beyond the superficial in cultural references at his Clear Edition & Gallery show.

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“Still Life,” Wonderfully Alive

Simon DeBoer 2017-05-03

The Hara Museum proves itself an exceptional space for the intimacy of Elizabeth Peyton’s portraits.

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