Reviews

Decades of Design Excellence

Paul Heaton 2013-11-15

Looking back on fifty years of the D&AD Awards

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Rebirth and Infinity

Nick West 2013-10-20

Large-scale interactive works by Mariko Mori at Louis Vuitton Espace.

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Filmic Diversions

Stuart Munro 2013-10-08

Luke Fowler and Toshiya Tsunoda’s installation orienteers a “landscape” through sound and image that is rooted in cinema.

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The Sound of Art

Justin Egli 2013-09-30

An introduction to the performances of artist and musician Asuna.

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Enoshima and the Sands of Time

Jennifer Pastore 2013-09-11

Images of Japan’s beach culture by Eiichiro Sakata.

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The Powers of Pop Art

Matt Wyatt 2013-08-21

The NACT opens one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of American pop art ever to be seen in Japan.

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Looking Skyward

Nick West 2013-08-10

Media artist and aviator Kazuhiko Hachiya exhibits his latest creation.

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Atomic Designs

Yuma Tanaka 2013-04-27

An exhibition of post-war Californian design

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Inspiring Young Minds

Paul Heaton 2013-04-07

‘Design Ah!’ shows an A-B-C of what design can be.

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A New Face for Fukushima

Neil Callender 2013-04-04

Street artist JR brings his poster art project to Tohoku and Tokyo.

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There Will Be Blood

Stuart Munro 2013-03-03

Daisuke Yokota’s highly processed photography leaves a sinister impression.

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Showcasing more than just the cutting edge

Jessica Jane Howard 2013-02-22

The 16th Japan Media Arts Festival at the National Art Center, Tokyo

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FILMeX 2012: The Dilemma of the Niche

M. Downing Roberts 2012-12-21

The 13th Edition of Tokyo FILMeX has wrapped. This year’s installment of the festival showcases two dozen new films by Asian directors, including five from Japan.

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Monuments to Misanthropy

Tracy Jones 2012-12-04

A landmark exhibition for controversial artist Makoto Aida at Mori Art Museum

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Trashy Art or Artsy Trash?

Tracy Jones 2012-10-09

The first large-scale exhibition for the controversial unit Chim Pom

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GUTAI: A lesson in Japanese Art History

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-07-31

Tokyo’s first major retrospective of the post-war art movement

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Floating from blog to gallery

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-06-28

Internet meme photographer Natsumi Hayashi’s first solo exhibition in Tokyo.

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Cats, a Locust and the Quake: Hors Pistes Tokyo 2012

Emily Wakeling 2012-06-19

The festival showcased Chris Marker, and new Japanese and global film talent

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Demand on “History”

Jessica Jane Howard 2012-06-04

Thomas Demand’s contemplations on memory, photography and the media

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Readymade Distortion

Dan Abbe 2012-06-01

Daido Moriyama proves he still matters in 2012

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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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