Reviews

Appropriated Autonomy

Barnaby Lambert 2012-05-05

Oliver Payne’s exhibition of new works at Nanzuka

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Becoming Fashion

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-04-30

Hiroshi Sugimoto’s take on the history of clothing and its relation to the human race

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The Future in Retrospect

Paul Heaton 2012-04-16

Katsuhiro Otomo returns to Neo-Tokyo

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Problems Political

Barnaby Lambert 2012-04-11

Art meets activism at the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art

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Farewell to ‘The City’

Barnaby Lambert 2012-03-13

Ken Okiishi “(Goodbye to)” at Take Ninagawa

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Revisiting Revolutionary Roots

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-03-09

Celebrating the avant-garde graphic design work of Aleksandr Rodchenko

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The Hinomaru: A Question of Identity

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-02-20

A photography exhibition explores the significance of the national flag.

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Un-decodable Photography

Dan Abbe 2012-02-14

Naoyuki Hata’s “Pelletron new no.4″ takes absolute lack of understanding as its starting point.

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A Life of Its Own

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-02-07

Prisoners and un-publishing in Nakameguro

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The Struggle Against Nostalgia

Emily Wakeling 2012-02-01

A double-bill of Ryudai Takano’s work showcases the photographer’s interest in daily life and the figurative

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Class of Post-3.11

Chisako Izuhara 2012-01-27

The Department of Inter Media Art, Tokyo University of the Arts and other 2012 graduation exhibitions

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Shining Light on Disaster

Jessica Jane Howard 2011-12-21

Two simultaneous Tokyo shows for the most famous Japanese female artist in the world.

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A Nine-Day Treat for Cinéphiles

M. Downing Roberts 2011-12-09

Tokyo Art Beat looks at the highlights of FILMeX 2011 and, in case you missed them at the festival, lists some titles opening at Tokyo arthouse theaters in 2012. No spoilers ahead!

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Villa Tokyo: Europe Comes to Town

Emily Wakeling 2011-11-18

Project over profit in this site-specific art event

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Grand Visions Given New Life

Carolyn Hashimoto 2011-10-29

A review of “Metabolism, the City of the Future”, at the Mori Art Museum

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Traumatic Reflections

Dan Abbe 2011-10-12

Leo Rubinfien’s “Wounded Cities”, at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

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Tripping the Light Fantastic

Paul Heaton 2011-10-01

Light art meets high fashion in Omotesando.

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Tsubasa Kato Pulls Us Together

Emily Wakeling 2011-08-26

“Fukagawa, Future, Humanity” at SNAC and in Kiba Park.

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Yokohama Triennale: something borrowed, something new

Emily Wakeling 2011-08-25

Looking at one of the exhibition themes for the Triennale

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Yoko Ono Talk: Tragedy, Art, and Peace

Emily Wakeling 2011-08-09

The icon offers advice for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

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A Vendor of Junk and Contemplation

Vicente Gutierrez 2011-08-08

Koki Tanaka’s “In a Place Between Snowballs and Stones” at Aoyama | Meguro gallery.

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Letting Your (Artistic) Hair Down

Chisako Izuhara 2011-07-19

Ryoko Takahashi “liberation” at Gallery Momo Ryogoku

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The “Aha!” Moment

Chisako Izuhara 2011-06-27

LG Williams “Anything But” at The Container

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Virtual Synthesis

Mio Coxon 2011-06-24

Kohei Nawa at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

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Art through an Award Window

Randy Swank 2011-06-19

“French Window” Exhibition at Mori Art Museum

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Getting Serious

Emily Wakeling 2011-06-10

Chim↑Pom’s “Real Times” at SNAC

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Sorrowful Cries of Heritage

Chisako Izuhara 2011-05-29

Firoz Mahmud’s “Lamentation in Two Lies” exhibition at Ota Fine Arts.

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Sweet Fantasies, Serious Narratives

Chisako Izuhara 2011-04-18

Sakae Ozawa’s “0.5 Sekunden auf einen Planet” exhibition at Mori Yu Gallery Tokyo.

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Minor Disturbances in the Burbs

Amy Fox 2011-04-04

Iichiro Tanaka offers a humorous view of sedate suburban Japan.

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Climbing the Hidden Mountain

Emily Wakeling 2011-04-02

Tomoko Konoike’s “Hidden Mountain — Reverse” exhibition at Mizuma Art Gallery.

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