Reviews

Assemblage of Tensions and Dissent

Jong Pairez 2016-09-16

A Review of Thomas Hirschhorn’s and Santiago Sierra’s “Radical Democracy”

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Julia Margaret Cameron: A Woman Who Breathed Life Into Photographs

Lori Ono 2016-08-23

A show that gets at photography’s age-old question: Is the medium an expression of art or life?

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Ikko Narahara’s Postwar Planet

Jennifer Pastore 2016-07-30

A compellingly concise retrospective for a 20th century photographer who reimagined the world.

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The Bhutan Exhibition – Hint to Happiness

Justin Egli 2016-06-16

A rare glimpse into the art and culture of one of the world’s most intriguing countries.

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The First and Last

Calum Sutherland 2016-05-21

Tatsumi Orimoto brings his absurdist brand of humanism home to the Kawasaki City Museum.

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Masaharu Sato – “Tokyo Trace”

Nick West 2016-04-26

Charting a city and its multiple scenes, frame by frame

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Slumping Towards Revolution

Jong Pairez 2016-04-21

– A Review of “Nobita’s Exhibition” at IRA, Shinjuku

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Botticelli and His Time

Parker Thomas 2016-03-26

The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum presents the allegorical and religious paintings of a Renaissance master.

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The Sound and Vision of Migration — James Joyce and the Photography of Leo Pellegatta

Stuart Munro 2016-03-12

Transitions of time and place encircle the twisting flow of narrative as Leonardo Pellegatta brings his own story to Joyce’s novel.

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Five Years Later

Paul Heaton 2016-03-09

Imaitoonz gets political in his comeback show.

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Love and Hanami in Early Ukiyo-e

Victoria Vlisides 2016-02-20

“An Exhibition of Early Ukiyo-e” Reflects a Time of Peace and Pleasure.

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Shattering Glass, Screaming at the Sky

Jennifer Pastore 2016-02-13

“From My Window” showcases Yoko Ono’s formative influence on conceptual art.

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Colour and Comfort by Chemistry

Calum Sutherland 2015-12-16

The Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum’s ‘Arbors of Art’ showcases the interplay of art and space.

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Building on Concepts

Lori Ono 2015-12-09

“I Have An Idea” taps into the mind of architect Frank Gehry and sparks inspiration of all kinds.

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From Light to Craft

Nick West 2015-11-20

Masato Nakamura bears witness to a substantial branch of Japanese contemporary art history with his first major solo show in 10 years

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Remember: Don’t Follow the Wind of Forgetfulness!

Jong Pairez 2015-10-31

– A Review of “Don’t Follow the Wind Non-Visitor Center”

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The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting

Parker Thomas 2015-10-28

How Western landscape painting came into its own.

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Goldfish & Pyramids

Nick West 2015-09-30

A review of Keiichi Tanaami’s “Passage in the Air” held at Nanzuka Gallery

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Urameshiya: The Art of the Ghost

Parker Thomas 2015-09-02

The melancholy, menacing, and seductive sides of Japanese spirits.

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King Kong and the Pursuit of Desire

Jong Pairez 2015-08-14

Roberto Chabet and the Development of Contemporary Art in the Philippines – A Review of MAM Research 002: Who Was Roberto Chabet?

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Sion Sono’s “Whispering Star”—The Return to Present: A Brief Visit to Dystopia

Jong Pairez 2015-07-21

Timely reflections upon a forsaken world

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Asian Agitations—A Time of Unrest

Emma Ota 2015-07-03

Mori Art Museum’s newly established “MAM Research” program sheds new light on the radical performance of the 1960s

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Rey Camoy, little-known peripatetic Japanese painter of the human condition

William Andrews 2015-06-30

A major retrospective thirty years after the death of the painter of despair and absurdity

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An Extraordinary Mind

Paul Heaton 2015-05-25

JungGi Kim brings his superhuman skill to Tokyo

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A View from the Couch

Nick West 2015-05-18

Psychiatrist Dr. Takahashi’s collection goes on display

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TIFF 2014: Japan’s Leading Film Festival in Transition

M. Downing Roberts 2014-12-15

A look back at the 27th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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A World of Image-Making

Emily Wakeling 2014-12-08

Filmmaker Michel Gondry offers Tokyo gallery visitors the chance to step into his world and make their own movies

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Hello. My Name is Skywhale…

Justin Egli 2014-09-24

Meet the larger-than-life character currently on display in Kanda.

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In Heaven, Everything is Fine

Justin Egli 2014-07-05

David Lynch returns to Tokyo to showcase his most recent body of work.

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Composing Chaos

Justin Egli 2014-06-25

Tsuyoshi Hisakado’s subtle kinetic installations on view at Ota Fine Arts

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