Reviews

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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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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