Reviews

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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The Cosmos In A Tea Bowl – Transmitting a Secret Art Across Generations of the Raku Family

Jesse Freeman 2017-04-19

Five centuries of understated tea bowls get to the heart of the wabi-sabi aesthetic.

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N.S. Harsha: Charming Journey

Justin Egli 2017-04-12

A trip through the cosmos – via Southern India

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David Bowie is

Simon DeBoer 2017-04-06

An exhibition exploring a visionary’s influences

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Blossom Blast – A Feminist Spring

michelle_zacharias 2017-03-11

Tokyo’s artistic celebration for International Women’s Day.

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Missed Opportunity

Jesse Freeman 2017-02-24

An underwhelming collaboration between painter Yuka Asakura and fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto.

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Masaaki Yamada: Endless

Jesse Freeman 2017-02-08

One painter’s ceaseless pursuit of simplification.

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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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Ghost Fires

Jesse Freeman 2017-01-25

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s sorcery in image-making at TOP Museum.

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The Light and Shadows of Ei-Q

Jesse Freeman 2017-01-16

MOMAT takes another look at Ei-Q, a misunderstood artist out of step with his times.

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Craftwork Heaven

Paul Heaton 2016-10-28

Tom Sachs reconfigures Japanese tea aesthetics through bricolage.

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5 Things at Aichi Triennale 2016 (Besides “Echoes–Infinity”)

Jennifer Pastore 2016-10-21

A few must-sees for the art festival’s last weekend

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Hiroshi Sugimoto “Lost Human Genetic Archive”

Jesse Freeman 2016-09-28

An omni-talented photographer’s dystopian view of the future is unveiled at TOP Museum.

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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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