Reviews

The Nature Rules: Dreaming of Earth Project

Emily Saya Niemann 2019-07-16

Considering the social and ecological impact of the Demilitarized Zone from a creative perspective

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Blending Media and Artistic Expression

TABlogEditors 2019-06-10

The 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival

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What is “Outsider” Art in Japan?

Emily Saya Niemann 2019-05-14

Seventy-two artists from across the country debut over 2,000 works at Gallery AaMo

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Memories of the Future

Paul Heaton 2019-05-10

The master of futurism makes his long-awaited return

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Le Corbusier and the Age of Purism

gordon_higgins 2019-04-15

The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo revisits the art and architecture of the French Modernist who built it.

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“Impossible” Architecture

gordon_higgins 2019-03-15

Structures that might have been

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Toeko Tatsuno On Paper

michelle_zacharias 2018-12-17

How an abstract painter used printmaking to follow and break with the artistic trends of her times

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New Material × Old Material

Emily Saya Niemann 2018-12-15

Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s architectural projects with the New Material Research Laboratory

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Things So Faint But Real –– Contemporary Japanese Photography

Mac Salman 2018-12-13

TOP Museum spotlights five rising photographers.

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Higashiyama Kaii Retrospective 1908-1999

Mac Salman 2018-11-15

68 paintings and 45 sketches make up this tribute to one of Japan’s best-loved landscape painters.

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MOT Satellite Fall 2018

Mac Salman 2018-11-06

The Kiyosumi-Shirakawa neighbourhood opens itself up to creative events while the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo is closed.

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I Know Something About Love, Asian Contemporary Photography

Emily Saya Niemann 2018-10-29

Social, cultural, and interpersonal issues seen through six lenses.

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I Want You to Look at My Prospects for the Future – Plants and I

michelle_zacharias 2018-10-13

The latest show at The Yayoi Kusama Museum explores her explores her botanical roots.

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Audio Architecture

hugh_hsu 2018-09-28

An interactive show at 21_21 Design Sight rocks the foundations of space and sound.

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Structural Issues

gordon_higgins 2018-09-09

Revisiting the Anarchitecture of Gordon Matta-Clark at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

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Monet’s Legacy

michelle_zacharias 2018-08-17

Yokohama Museum of Art presents works by the Impressionist master and contemporary artists inspired by him.

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Mirthful Medleys

hugh_hsu 2018-08-10

Bertrand Lavier at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo

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Summer Night Museum is Back!

TABlogEditors 2018-07-19

Open late through August: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum, Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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Troublemakers

hugh_hsu 2018-07-06

Fifteen disobedient artists in “Rebel Without a Cause” at Watari-um.

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Mono-ha in Metal

Simon DeBoer 2018-06-29

Kishio Suga’s “Released Existence on Edges”

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Inanimate Performance: A Mirror and Buttons—Connecting Two Worlds

Jeremy Woolsey 2018-06-21

Momoyo Iijima’s art deals with the memory objects possess internally.

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Excavating Concealed Truth

Jong Pairez 2018-06-19

Sachiko Kazama’s “Dyslympia 2680”

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Yoshihiko Ueda “68th Street: Memories of Light”

hugh_hsu 2018-06-15

Gallery 916 is gone, but you can still see Director Yoshihiko Ueda’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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