Category Archives: Art

Art is for everyone, including kids

“If you glean anything from this column, I hope it’s that Tokyo is fantastic fun for children. There are great parks, museums and family entertainment options, but one aspect of the city that I feel is often overlooked by Tokyo parents is the vibrant contemporary art scene.”

Art is for everyone, including kids

“If you glean anything from this column, I hope it’s that Tokyo is fantastic fun for children. There are great parks, museums and family entertainment options, but one aspect of the city that I feel is often overlooked by Tokyo parents is the vibrant contemporary art scene.”

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Exploring Omotesando’s cool cultural playground

“Large 8.5-meter-high windows offer a great view of the area, and the curator makes use of the ample daylight, frequently choosing art that emphasizes the bright and shiny.”

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Exploring Omotesando’s cool cultural playground

“Large 8.5-meter-high windows offer a great view of the area, and the curator makes use of the ample daylight, frequently choosing art that emphasizes the bright and shiny.”

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The Complaints Choir: Denounce to the Music

“. . . make an open invitation, and if no one wants to take part, then that’s a clear indication that this project is not needed”

The Complaints Choir: Denounce to the Music

“. . . make an open invitation, and if no one wants to take part, then that’s a clear indication that this project is not needed”

An artsy Octoberfest weekend in Tokyo

” Simply hop on and off the buses as they snake through Chuo-ku. “

An artsy Octoberfest weekend in Tokyo

” Simply hop on and off the buses as they snake through Chuo-ku. “

Moving portraiture by Julian Opie

“…the subject stands as regal and motionless as a Rembrandt or Rubens. But then she blinks.”

Moving portraiture by Julian Opie

“…the subject stands as regal and motionless as a Rembrandt or Rubens. But then she blinks.”

The fruits of sharing a love of art

“There are hundreds of art events every month in Tokyo. TAB made them much easier to discover, and now the the Art Tokyo app practically walks you to their doorstep.”

The fruits of sharing a love of art

“There are hundreds of art events every month in Tokyo. TAB made them much easier to discover, and now the the Art Tokyo app practically walks you to their doorstep.”

Nawa Kohei: From the outside in

“…the view through each glass bead changes in relation to the others, further obscuring what lies beneath the crystalline casing.”

Nawa Kohei: From the outside in

“…the view through each glass bead changes in relation to the others, further obscuring what lies beneath the crystalline casing.”

Art Fairs in Tokyo

“Tokyo can and should be the hub for the Asian market, and as the region bounces back economically, our fair city has been providing plenty of opportunities to peruse and purchase art.”

Art Fairs in Tokyo

“Tokyo can and should be the hub for the Asian market, and as the region bounces back economically, our fair city has been providing plenty of opportunities to peruse and purchase art.”

Say you’ll build it (and they will come)

“Architecture and contemporary art share more than a few similarities. But what has some gallerists’ attention is just how popular these exhibits really are.”

Say you’ll build it (and they will come)

“Architecture and contemporary art share more than a few similarities. But what has some gallerists’ attention is just how popular these exhibits really are.”

‘Ichiro Endo: Ultra Art Exhibition’

“Punk music screeched out tinny speakers as Endo dipped his hands in buckets of black paint. ‘Ikitanda oretachiwa!’ (“We are living right now!”) he wailed, punching a canvas.”

‘Ichiro Endo: Ultra Art Exhibition’

“Punk music screeched out tinny speakers as Endo dipped his hands in buckets of black paint. ‘Ikitanda oretachiwa!’ (“We are living right now!”) he wailed, punching a canvas.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Hideaki Kawashima: Wavering

“Kawashima’s paintings are meant to stare back at you, each gaze so potent that stray locks of hair disappear in its path.”

Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Hideki Kuwajima: Vertical / Horizontal

“Complexity mirrored against itself can reign in chaos in ways that makes the discordant divine. “

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Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”

“…a new understanding of the phrase ‘wasted talent’….”

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Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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Dance Preview: ‘Grupo Corpo: Onqoto & Parabelo’

“Sharp vaults lead to a swaggering gait and back, leaving audiences agape at the dichotomy.”

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Art Fair Tokyo & 101TOKYO: The making of a market center

“We sold our works, we made lots of connections. What more could you want?”

Art Fair Tokyo & 101TOKYO: The making of a market center

“We sold our works, we made lots of connections. What more could you want?”

Art Review: The Kiyosumi Gallery Complex

“…wheels are being greased as we speak.”

Art Review: The Kiyosumi Gallery Complex

“…wheels are being greased as we speak.”

“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

“Wako Works of Art: 15 Years/Part III”

“While the two men use photography to relay hidden truths, Fiona Tan seeks the profound in ordinary snapshots. “

The art of the party at Fuji Rock

“…sculpture doubles as furniture and the fashion leans toward leather, feathers and fedoras”

The art of the party at Fuji Rock

“…sculpture doubles as furniture and the fashion leans toward leather, feathers and fedoras”