Reviews

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 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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