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The Story of Bonsai

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The Story of Bonsai
at The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-09-27)

This exhibition looks back on the history of bonsai from ancient times to the present with murals from ancient China, Medieval Japanese picture scrolls, modern paintings of famous gardens, woodblock prints, and other works depicting bonsai with easy-to-understand explanations. Bonsai loved by Meiji-era politicians and the opening of The Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama in the early Showa period are also introduced.




Lucas Dillon + Russell Maurice “Slow Vibrating Atom”

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Lucas Dillon + Russell Maurice “Slow Vibrating Atom”
at Calm & Punk Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-09-30)

Lucas Dillon and Russell Maurice both have had a long standing interest in the subconscious, using it as a tool to inform their works. The works presented in “Slow Vibrating Atom” deal with the idea of the lost and found. What is beyond the picture and what has happened before. Dillon and Maurice present a series of works, which are fragments of a larger narrative and history. Dillon uses drawing and painting as a medium to project energies from the world as we know it, to depict another. Whilst Maurice similarly displays his projected histories through painting and sculpture. The works on display all outline a history of searching and finding.




Mud, Tokyo and Swimming

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Mud, Tokyo and Swimming
at Shinjuku Park Tower (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-24 - 2017-09-30)

This exhibition is the first project presented by artist-run gallery im labor. In this show, eight emerging artists from England and Japan will present their work.




“On Paper -Monochrome & Colors-“

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“On Paper -Monochrome & Colors-“
at Gallery MoMo Projects (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-09-30)

Exhibition presenting a selection of works on paper, produced using a variety or materials and techniques, such as pencil sketching, acrylic paint, and printing. It will coincide with Roppongi Art Night, which is scheduled for Sep. 30, closing at 22:00 on the final day.




868788

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868788
at The Artcomplex Center of Tokyo (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-22 - 2017-10-01)

Each of the artists included in this group show expresses the things they have seen and experienced as they’re grown up and lived their lives so far. How will these individual lives and the personalities of these artists - who have all come of age at the same time - look when viewed together in a single space? The title of the exhibition refers to the birth years of those participating: 1986, 1987, 1988.




Film Illustrations: David Lynch Edition

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Film Illustrations: David Lynch Edition
at Dazzle (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-26 - 2017-10-01)

Several artists present illustrations of David Lynch films and series, including Dune, Blue Velvet, and Twin Peaks.




Grand Projects: How Far Will You Go?

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Grand Projects: How Far Will You Go?
at 21_21 Design Sight (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-06-23 - 2017-10-01)

Filled with the joy of making things, creators proceed on a journey toward a Grand Project. The exhibition will showcase Grand Projects by such creators who give shape to their bold and innovative ideas that transcend existing modes of expressions. In June 2016, Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized “The Floating Piers” on Lake Iseo in Italy. The piers covered with fabric that is 3 kilometers-long appeared on the lake. Along with sidewalks also covered with the same fabric, the floating piers dramatically changed the landscape, and uplifted the spirit of people. The starting point for this exhibition will be these artists who conceived projects of incredible scale that transforms bridges in cities, landscapes over some ten kilometers, and even the house of parliament to artworks, and ultimately realized what was initially thought to be impossible. From that starting point, creators from diverse fields who carry out unique activities using dynamic techniques and methods, will gather and display their works. The process of meticulous planning and giving shape to a project while receiving the cooperation and support of many people, together with the finished works that are displayed on a huge scale, evoke a feeling of awe among the visitors who are likely to wonder, “How far will you go?” The creators’ attitudes make us feel their strong will, passion, endless series of trial-and-error, and determination to take action with conviction, to confront all sorts of hardships, such as technical challenges in natural environments, as well as financial challenges and changes in times and social circumstances. Their grand projects may also be said to be grand urban projects proposed by artistic creators. By temporarily or permanently changing the city and natural landscapes, their works permeate through our daily lives. By taking part in the project and being involved from the production process, cooperators from public institutions, corporation, and other interested persons, too, get to experience the fun of working together and the joys of creating things. This is another major characteristic of this exhibition. The works they express encourage us to experience new things, and make us aware of enjoyment and sets of values we had never thought of previously. The exhibition will convey the extraordinary power that such creations have, and the joys that spread from there.




MOMAS Collection Part 2

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MOMAS Collection Part 2
at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-07-22 - 2017-10-01)

Exhibition introducing modern Western works of art as well as works of Japanese modern art, including pieces by painters such as Marc Chagall, who is known for his fantastical compositions, and Yasushi Tanaka, a painter linked to Saitama Prefecture who was also active in France during his career. Furthermore, you can learn about the “sacrificial” theory behind the burning process employed by international sculptor Toshikatsu Endo in his work. This exhibition will be hosted alongside the “Toshikatsu Endo: The Archeology of the Sacred” special exhibition now on at Museum of Modern Art, Saitama. [Related Events] Guide to the artworks led by museum volunteers Event Date: At 14:00- everyday throughout the exhibition period, excluding July 22 (sat), 23 (Sun). Duration: approx. 30 mins. Venue: 1F exhibition room Admission: Free (an admission ticket to the MOMAS collection is required) *Event in Japanese




Masaru Bando “At the End of the Line Where the Portrait Begins”

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Masaru Bando “At the End of the Line Where the Portrait Begins”
at Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-08 - 2017-10-01)

This drawing-focused exhibition searches for the origins of Masaru Bando’s creativity in new pieces and works shown in Tokyo for the first time.




Mayumi Kuronuma “Grade Equus March”

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Mayumi Kuronuma “Grade Equus March”
at Diginner Gallery Workshop (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-01)

Solo exhibition presenting oil paintings, drawings, prints and other works by Mayumi Kuronuma that feature horses and horse racing motifs. Kuronuma believes that a kind of legendary system exists that is shared by spectators of specific sports in particular countries at certain time periods, and horse racing is one clear example of this. This exhibition is an experiment to see how an art audience will view such a sport. In addition to the works on exhibit, there will also be rosettes made by the artist in collaboration with Whiytrophy.




Ran Tondabayashi “Dressing”

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Ran Tondabayashi “Dressing”
at Voilld (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-01)

Ran Tondabayashi produces eye-catching works that combine scenes that bring to mind disease and death with bright colors and unusual motifs. To dress is to add color to ones appearance on a daily basis. While dressing often means enhancing ones attractiveness, it can also result is one looking comical. Even in death, we feel the need to have make-up on - clinging to beauty until the very end. This exhibition is comprised of roughly 40 works, focusing on paintings and drawings, but also including installation works, video works and three-dimensional pieces. Limited edition original goods such as cushions, small pouches, and iPhone cases will also be available.




Asumi Hayashi “Appearing and Vanishing Waterfalls”

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Asumi Hayashi “Appearing and Vanishing Waterfalls”
at Gallery Nenohoshi (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-27 - 2017-10-02)

New works by the copperplate print artist Asumi Hayashi, including drawings from an artist-in-residency in Norway this summer and mezzotint copperplate prints.




110 Years of Mitsubishi Art: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Art Market “Rin”

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110 Years of Mitsubishi Art: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Art Market “Rin”
at Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi - 6th Floor Art Spot (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-27 - 2017-10-03)

Mitsubishi Contemporary presents a market of works from 18 galleries. Contemporary art, contemporary ceramics, and other works not typically shown at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi. Participating galleries: Gallery Hashimoto, Harmas Gallery, Lad Gallery, Röntgenwerke AG, Taguchi Fine Art, Tezukayama Gallery




Owls - Eyes -

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Owls - Eyes -
at Shikisaisha (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-25 - 2017-10-04)

Group exhibition by four artists who love owls more than anything. Following on from last year’s event, they focus on the theme of eyes, including some works that embrace the visual perspective of these creatures. See how each of these artists working with different media while employing a variety of techniques approaches this subject.




Passing Down Taiwanese Culture – Differences Between Taiwanese and Japanese Conservation Techniques

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Passing Down Taiwanese Culture – Differences Between Taiwanese and Japanese Conservation Techniques
at The University Art Museum - Tokyo University of the Arts (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-09-27 - 2017-10-04)

A look at Taiwanese and Japanese techniques for preserving cultural assets.




Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition

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Junko Oki and Masaho Anotani Exhibition
at Kosaku Kanechika (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-10-07)

Junko Oki was selected for the 11th Shiseido Art Egg and has recently had a solo exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery. She stitches embroidery into old cloths in an intricate and time-consuming way. Each piece has own story and the bundles of cloth take on a new life, combinations of narrative appearing as if by serendipity. Stitching with thin threads usually used for sewing machines the pieces are made without sketches, images spreading over the fabric with strong vivid expressions. Masaho Anotani combines various media such as drawing, collage and spray painting and depicts instinct, sensation, observation, doubts, and impulses sometimes in direct ways and sometimes in surreal ways. His work has also attracted attention from the fields of fashion and design, and he has presented many collaborations with fashion brands such as Comme des Garcons and ZUCCa. In 2016 his work was featured in Steidl - Werk No. 23: Masaho Anotani “Deformed”, created by a celebrated Singaporean designer Theseus Chan and a publisher Steidl. This exhibition will feature the works of Junko Oki’s that were recently exhibited at the Shiseido Gallery which includes her embroidered works, in addition to the drawings of Masaho Anotani.




D[di:] “Crystallized Points of View”

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D[di:] “Crystallized Points of View”
at hpgrp Gallery Tokyo (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-08)

D[di:] expresses herself with a variety of printmaking techniques and materials, using a technique she has coined “harmonic paint” to produce works on the theme of people as mandala - bodies as sites where signs come together, and the flow of the universe is represented. In the new works presented here, she uses a split screen approach that allows individual motifs to respond to one another across the compositions.




Naze “Wasuretakoto Wo Wasurenaide”

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Naze “Wasuretakoto Wo Wasurenaide”
at Anagra (Chiyoda area)
(2017-09-26 - 2017-10-08)

The Japanese word “naze” translates as “why.” In life, we wonder “why?” about many things. In the works of Naze there are words that don’t really make sense, that approach subjects that aren’t really comprehensible. These things that we don’t really get are very significant though, suggesting that what Naze’s work explores is important ground.




Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-07-20 - 2017-10-09)

The collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), one of the world’s foremost in terms of quality and scale, was built by Boston citizens, private collectors, and companies without financial support from the federal or state government. This exhibition will cast light on the collectors who built up the museum’s holdings and feature a selection of 80 works from the MFA’s collection. Highlights include ancient Egyptian art presented alongside background on archeological excavations, Japanese and Chinese art gems by Utamaro and Soga Shohaku, French paintings by Monet and Van Gogh — artists long beloved to Bostonians — and contemporary art masterpieces. [Related Events] “Special Exhibition Viewing Event for Disabled Persons” This event takes place on a day when the museum is usually closed, allowing disabled persons to enjoy the exhibition without the crowds that special exhibitions typically attract. Event Date: August 28 (Mon) 10:00-16:00 Capacity: 350 Persons with a Disability Certificate (+ 1 Companion) *Bookings can me made between June 26 (Mon) and July 24 (Mon) *Please see the official website for further details




Nakajo Biennale 2017

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Nakajo Biennale 2017
at Tsu-un Bldg. (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-09)

Nakanojo in Gunma Prefecture is a beautiful town not far from the city that is surrounded by magnificent nature. Picture a rural landscape covered with morning dew, historic and highly atmospheric onsen (hot springs), wooden school buildings of the past, and traditional farm houses. It is as if the scenery in this mountain village has been left behind by the modern world. With the advent of Nakanojo Biennale, however, artists have begun living and creating in this town, making their own platforms and establishing many new human connections. The 6th edition of this large-scale art event will present works by artists and local residents alike. [Related Events] Artist Talk Event Date: Sep. 16 (Sat) - 18 (Mon), 23 (Sat), 24 (Sun), 14:00-17:00 *Speakers and venues will vary each day. *Events in Japanese.




Shin Miyazaki “The Earth Which Absorbs All Things”

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Shin Miyazaki “The Earth Which Absorbs All Things”
at Tama Art University (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-07-15 - 2017-10-09)

After serving in the army during the Second World War and witnessing the absurdity of modern society first hand, Shin Miyazaki (b. 1922-) began to explore expressions of what is it to be human and to understand what life is through art. This practice has been directly informed by his experiences in a harsh Siberian detention center where he saw the damage and harm caused by the vortex of war up close. The university art museum previously held an exhibition introducing Miyazaki’s early works in 2009, titled “Wandering.” This time around it will show works produced in the 1990s and thereafter. You can see planar works as well as three-dimensional pieces, including numerous drawings and monotype prints that resonate with the artist’s energy, showing his personal regrets and scenes from the past, as well as expressions of the now.




Taro Okamoto’s Tohoku

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Taro Okamoto’s Tohoku
at Taro Okamoto Memorial museum (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-07-01 - 2017-10-09)

In 1957 contemporary artist Taro Okamoto made his first trip to Japan’s northern Tohoku region in search of the essence of Japanese culture. Discovering a vitality and wellspring of culture with parallels to the Okinawan and ancient Jomon civilizations, Okamoto was inspired to create his masterpiece Tower of the Sun during his Tohoku travels. The exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of Okamoto’s encounters with Japan’s Great North.




Double Line – Drawing Show and Workshop in Tokyo  

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Double Line – Drawing Show and Workshop in Tokyo  
at Art Trace Gallery (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-09-15 - 2017-10-10)

The “Double Line” project is a continuation of a Polish-Japanese artistic cooperation that started during the International Triennial of Contemporary Drawing in Wrocław in 2016. As a part of the project a pair of events is going to take place in Tokyo and Wrocław in September and December 2017. The artists invited to take part in the initiative are members of collectives operating in both cities. Both Drawing Lab from Wrocław and Art Trace Collective from Tokyo are artistic groups dealing with issues at the crossroads of drawing and other media in the context of urban space and in relation to the historical and present-day affairs of a city. The concept assumes that the Polish artists are going to create their projects specifically for the Art Trace Gallery interior. The artwork presented during the exhibition will utilize not only the rudimentary function of drawing i.e. fast and accurate notation on paper, cardboard or canvas, but also activities involving physical space, site-specific objects and video installations, activities at the crossroads of music and drawing. It is highly engaging and inspiring for us to observe how the two exhibitions in Tokyo and Wrocław are going to be different and how they are going to be received by the public. The project will be summarized by a publication describing all the prepared events. [Related Event] Drawing lab – Drawing Workshops September 15, 2017 13:30-15:00 Drawing by burning (max 12 active participants) 17:00-19:00 Filmmaking (max 16 participants) Content: This workshop open to the public will present typical drawing techniques like direct filmmaking (drawing directly on film reel) and drawing by burning and destroying paper or other materials. How to apply: Please write (1)Your name (2) Part 1 or Part 2 or Both Send an e-mail to the address below: double.line.show@gmail.com




History on paper - Kaws -

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History on paper - Kaws -
at H.P.France Window Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-22 - 2017-10-12)

The “History on paper” series focuses on print masterpieces, revisiting the value and historical origins of this genre. This fourth installment will introduce the work of American street artist, Kaws. In his practice he creates many motifs based on recognizable characters that have been modified or deformed in various ways. Many may also know of Kaws through his collaboration with Uniqlo last year. This is a chance to get up close and personal with the works of this exciting artist.




Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii

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Sengoku! From Naotora to Naomasa Ii
at Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-08-14 - 2017-10-12)

This special exhibition for the 2017 NHK drama Onna Joshu Naotora (Naotora: The Lady Warlord) looks at the life and times of historical figure Naotora Ii, who fought to protect her clan during the Sengoku Warring States period. Swords, armor, rare documents, paintings, and more tell the story of Naotora’s chapter in Shizuoka history.




Men

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Men
at Gallery Koyanagi (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-12 - 2017-10-14)

Ten leading artists examine men as a subject in painting and photography.




Toshikazu Masukawa Exhibition

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Toshikazu Masukawa Exhibition
at Akiyama Gallery (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-25 - 2017-10-14)




Barry McGee + Clare Rojas “Big Sky Little Moon”

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Barry McGee + Clare Rojas “Big Sky Little Moon”
at Watari-um, The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-06-24 - 2017-10-15)

A growing sense of tension can currently be sensed in cities around the world, with great shifts in American society having occurred since the start of the 21st century. Born in San Francisco, California in 1966, Barry McGee is a graffiti artist who burst onto the art scene in the late 1980s. As an artist who works on the streets and free of constraints, McGee has remained conscious of issues such as community and continues to focus on the subject of people living on the streets. This exhibition presents works by McGee and his longtime partner, the artist Clare Rojas. [Related Events] Opening Night Date: June 24 (Sat) 20:00-22:00 Talk: Barry McGee Live Performance: Peggy Honeywell (Clare Rojas) Background Music: Towa Tei & Friends Admission: ¥2000 *Please see the official website for further details




Hideo Hagiwara “Cold Stone”

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Hideo Hagiwara “Cold Stone”
at Kichijoji Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-06-01 - 2017-10-15)

Hideo Hagiwara has been creating works featuring stone motifs since the 1960s. This series produced with a new self-developed double-sided printing invites the viewer into a cool, quiet world where the beauty of Hagiwara’s beloved stones can be fully enjoyed.




Yozo Hamaguchi “One Cherry, Many Cherries”

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Yozo Hamaguchi “One Cherry, Many Cherries”
at Kichijoji Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-06-01 - 2017-10-15)

An exhibition of works by Yozo Hamaguchi featuring cherries, a major motif for the print artist. Rediscover the poetic beauty of Hamaguchi’s compositions skillfully combining vivid reds and numerical arrangements to evoke summer with its symbolic fruit.




“RESTIaRt - Tarelu”

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“RESTIaRt - Tarelu”
at Restir (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-09-14 - 2017-10-15)

The second RESTIaRt exhibition presents art and design by Zevs, Nick Walker, Dolk, and Banksy.




Mari Ito “Itomarismo”

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Mari Ito “Itomarismo”
at nap gallery (Chiyoda area)
(2017-09-15 - 2017-10-21)

Mari Ito has an atelier in Barcelona, ​​Spain and is influenced by the architecture of Gaudi as well as the arts local to the Catalonia region. “Itomarismo” is a title the artist has coined based on the word “Modernisme,” which refers to a unique art and literature movement that emerged from the Catalonia region. Combining such influences with her background in Japanese-style painting, she produces works that attract many fans. This exhibition will present a lineup of new works by Ito.




“Tadao Ando Exhibition - Drawings and Prints”

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“Tadao Ando Exhibition - Drawings and Prints”
at Toki-no-Wasuremono (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-09-26 - 2017-10-21)

Starting with “Nakanoshima Project,” a masterpiece from the first half of his career, this exhibition will present 15 key works by Tadao Ando, including drawings and prints. [Related Events] Gallery Talk A gallery talk by art critic Takuya Nakao will be held to celebrate the release of the catalog. Event Date: Oct. 27 (Fri) 18:00- Admission: ¥1000 *Booking not required. *Event in Japanese.




A Story Begins in a Meeting of Pictures and Words – Into the Forests of Imagination

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A Story Begins in a Meeting of Pictures and Words – Into the Forests of Imagination
at Art Museum & Library, Ota (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-08-04 - 2017-10-22)

Art Museum & Library, Ota places special focus on illustrated stories and children’s books. Its first show in a series about books and art explores the imaginative and creative power of combinations of pictures and words. Original illustrations by picture books artists and authors including Mizumaru Anzai, Haruki Murakami, Komako Sakai, Hatsue Nakawaki, Yu Nagashima, Shin Fukunaga, and Aru Sunaga are accompanied by a forest-themed installation by contemporary artist Takashi Nakajima and a mural by Maki Okojima.




Tatsuhiko Shibusawa Exhibition: Museum of Illusions

Tatsuhiko Shibusawa Exhibition: Museum of Illusions
at Librairie 6 (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-09-09 - 2017-10-22)

Second exhibition to commemorate the 30th anniversary of translator and critic Tatsuhiko Shibusawa’s death. A selection of works by artists who interacted with Shibusawa in the 1960s and 1970s will be on display. Artists: Kunio Iwaya, Akira Uno, Kuniyoshi Kaneko, Mitsuo Kano, Sawako Goda, Shuzo Takiguchi, Natsuyuki Nakanishi, Yuri Nonaka, Eikoh Hosoe, Seiichi Horiuchi, Shimon Yotsuya, H. Bellmer, Pierre Molinier.




Yu Hirai “Forest of Questions”

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Yu Hirai “Forest of Questions”
at Gallery Out of Place Tokio (Chiyoda area)
(2017-09-22 - 2017-10-22)

Yu Hirai has focused mainly on photographic creation while living in Europe over the past 33 years. For this exhibition, however, she has temporarily taken a break from photography and will present recent watercolor drawings. Hirai has worked on themes such as the relationship between human beings and dolls, cruelty and its relationship to children and childishness, her loneliness in observing Japanese society from the outside, and the meaning of identity. She expresses these in her drawing with a unique touch and sense of color, carefully unfolding the overlapping layers of the human spirit. Here you are invited to witness her revelations.




Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

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Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
at Mori Art Museum (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23)

With its population totaling around 600 million, the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith region of Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from this emerging economic powerhouse is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain that falls from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever of its kind, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since the 1980s from nine different perspectives. It showcases the inconceivable dynamism of a Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new. *Held simultaneously with the exhibition of the same title at The National Art Center, Tokyo. [Related Event] Artists’ Talk “My Work” Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chai Siris will talk about their new work “Sunshower” (2017) and Chiang Mai, Thailand, where they are currently based. * Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available Moderator: Hirokazu Tokuyama (Associate Curator, Mori Art Museum) Date & Time: 19:00-20:30, Monday, July 10, 2017 (Doors open: 18:30) Free (Exhibition ticket valid for the day of issue for the admission to the Mori Art Museum required) Reservations required. Please see the official website for details.




Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now

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Sunshower: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia 1980s to Now
at The National Art Center, Tokyo (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-07-05 - 2017-10-23)

With its population totaling around 600 million, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-faith Southeast Asia has nurtured a truly dynamic and diverse culture. Contemporary art from the emerging economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia is currently earning widespread international attention. The “sunshower” – rain that falls from clear skies – is an intriguing yet frequently-seen meteorological phenomenon in Southeast Asia, and serves as a metaphor for the vicissitudes of the region. This exhibition, the largest-ever in scale, seeks to explore the many practices of contemporary art in Southeast Asia since the 1980s from nine different perspectives. It aims to showcase the inconceivable dynamism of Southeast Asia that is somewhat nostalgic yet extraordinarily new. This event will be held simultaneously with the event of the same name hosted at Mori Art Museum.




Full Metal Alchemist Exhibition

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Full Metal Alchemist Exhibition
at Gallery AaMo (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-29)

The first major art exhibition for Hiromu Arakawa’s Full Metal Alchemist manga series displays more than 200 works, including original and color illustrations and items from the animation. Original merchandise is available.




miCo. “Practice and Consideration”

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miCo. “Practice and Consideration”
at Prismic Gallery (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-10-29)

Exhibition presenting recent works that demonstrate miCo’s practice, the awareness it brings, and consideration. This will be presented in a number of formats, such as models, drawings, mock-ups, videos, and installations, which form not only an exhibition space but also a meeting space within the gallery setting.




Forest - the shape of life

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Forest - the shape of life
at Bernard Buffet Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-04-22 - 2017-10-31)

The Bernard Buffet Museum is surrounded by trees and has hosted various tree themed exhibitions in the past, such as “The Story of Trees” in 2013. In addressing this topic, the relationship between trees and people is explored, and the life of the forest grows. In this exhibition you can see the work of three artists who express the form that the life of trees, and our living together with trees, takes. These works will encourage you to contemplate how you live. [Related Events] Hikaru Sato Cello Concert Cellos are made from wood, so it could be said that the sound they make is the voice of the forest. Date: Sep. 3 (Sun) 14:30-16:00 (Doors open: 14:00) Venue: Clematis no Oka Hall Capacity: 200 (booking required) Admission: ¥3500 (¥2000 for students and under, includes admission to the museum) *Booking can made by calling the museum: 055-986-1300 *Please see website for further details and other events




Koichiro Tokumochi “Jazz Art Promenade - Playing the Line”

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Koichiro Tokumochi “Jazz Art Promenade - Playing the Line”
at Yokohama Bayquarter Gallery Box (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-08-26 - 2017-11-01)

The 24th edition of the annual jazz festival “Yokohama Jazz Promenade” will be held this October in Yokohama, the Japanese city known for it’s strong relationship with Jazz. In the lead up to the event, this exhibition will present a number of works by Koichiro Tokumochi, who depicts many of the world’s most loved jazz musicians. The show spanning three floors centers on Tokumochi’s “Wire Game” works and promises to display a colorful variety of other pieces, including illustrations and drawings made in wool. In addition, various figures from film will feature, including movie director Woody Allen and actress Marilyn Monroe.




Mikiko Azuma “Small Voice”

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Mikiko Azuma “Small Voice”
at Harmas Gallery (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-11-04)

Mikiko Azuma presents large collages made with damaged paper from antique books, plus a sampling of her daily drawings.




BankART Life Ⅴ (5) —Kanko

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BankART Life Ⅴ (5) —Kanko
at BankArt Studio NYK (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-08-03 - 2017-11-05)

The Kanko tour starts out at BankArt Studio NYK with a stroll around fields of flowers by the sea, then heads up to an “island” room of architecturally enclosed light. The river bank features flora and fauna. The group will also visit a house floating on the water. The next part of the program goes to Koganecho, the NYK Maritime Museum, and Kitanaka, an area currently undergoing redevelopment that once served as an epicenter of Japan’s modernization and that hosted the Kitanaka Brick & Kitanaka White studio hosting 253 artists just over a decade ago.




Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others

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Koganecho Bazaar 2017 - Double Façade: Various ways to encounter others
at Site-A gallery and shop (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-08-04 - 2017-11-05)

This is the 10th edition of Koganecho Bazaar, an annual art festival hosted by the Koganecho Management Center, an NPO that uses art to revitalize the Yokohama City Naka Ward Koganecho urban area. At one time the number of illegal business in the Koganecho area of Yokohama reached about 260, which caused many long-established shops and local residents from the area to move away and sparked the degeneration of the living environment, which became a growing problem for the surrounding communities. After the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department began an all-round crackdown in 2005, various regional initiatives and projects lead by the police, the government, businesses, and universities looked to restore the area to its former thriving state, making it a safe and secure place once again. The first Koganecho Bazaar was held in 2008 with an aim of community development through the arts, welcoming guest artists from various cultural backgrounds to present works based on their experiences and understanding of everyday life in Koganecho. Considering these artists as new residents, their activities, and the coexistence of such diverse cultures, allowed new relationships to form between individuals in the town and a new sense of time to emerge. *This event is in two parts: Vol. 1: August 4 (Fri) - September 13 (Thu) Vol. 2: September 15 (Fri) - November 5 (Sun) [Related Events] “Bazaar Collectors Auction” Koganecho Bazaar is an art festival where artists host activities in local private spaces and shops. A “free” (money-less) auction will be held for residents on August 4 (Fri) to mark the opening of the event, with artist Hiroyuki Matsukage acting at the auctioneer. The works auctioned will be exhibited in the homes/shops of those who have claimed them for the duration of the event. During this time Matsukage will photograph the works in situ and exhibit these records. Event Date: August 4 (Fri) 18:30-20:00 (doors open: 18:00-) Venue: Site-D gallery meeting space (1-6 Kogane-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi) *No booking required *There will be a social gathering following the auction *Please see the official website for further details




MOMAT Collection Exhibition

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MOMAT Collection Exhibition
at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Chiyoda area)
(2017-05-27 - 2017-11-05)

At present, the museum collection consists of over 13,000 items. The display presented in this exhibition will change continually throughout the exhibition period, introducing around 200 pieces in the 3000㎡ gallery space across the three floors of the museum. Displays will be renewed every two to three months with significant changes meaning you are bound to encounter something new every time you visit. Although the MOMAT collection focuses on modern art from Japan, an understanding of Western modern art is indispensable in seeing the influence that it had on Japanese artists. Explore the relationship between Japanese art and that of the West from the Meiji Period (1968-1912) onward through artists such Tsuguharu Foujita, who worked in Paris, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, who was active in the United States. The second floor of the exhibition will focus on trends that emerged in art in the 1960s and 1970s, presenting recently acquired works by Robert Smithson, On Kawara, Genpei Akasegawa and others. The “Highlight Corner,” where you’ll find a variety of well-known works, and the “Nihon-ga (Japanese-style Painting) Corner” also promise a rich viewing experience. Notable pieces include Kaburaki Kiyokata’s “Boating Excursion on the Sumida River” (on display May 27 - Jul. 17) and Kawabata “Ryushi’s Flaming Grass” (on display Jul. 19 - Sep. 10). [Related Events] Exhibition Talk This guided exhibition talk introducing the works on display will be lead by one of the museum’s volunteer “MOMAT Guide Staff.” The theme and works that will be focused on will vary depending on the guides, so the theme of the talk will be indicated at the 1F entrance meeting point before the guided talk begins. Event Date: May 27 (Sat) - Nov. 5 (Sun), 14:00-15:00 everyday (excluding when the gallery is closed). Please note times are subject to change due to the scheduling of other events. Venue: Collections galleries (meeting at 1F entrance) *Event in Japanese




MOMAT Collection: Kaii Higashiyama Exhibition

MOMAT Collection: Kaii Higashiyama Exhibition
at The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Chiyoda area)
(2017-09-12 - 2017-11-05)

This exhibition focusing on works by Kaii Higashiyama held in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) collection will be presented across two gallery spaces. The collection currently holds 17 major works by Higashiyama - which will all be on exhibit here - in addition to 15 preparatory studies, 20 sketches and 17 prints. If you opt to pay for the audio guide, you can listen to an original recording by Higashiyama, taken from his lecture titled “Me and Landscape Painting” given at the museum when it was still located in Kyobashi in 1968 (Japanese only). As displayed in 1964, you can see Higashiyama’s work “Winter blossom” appear alongside Yasushi Sugiyama’s “Sky” and Tatsuo Takayama’s work of the same title.




The Poetry of Chihiro: Pictures Like Poems

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The Poetry of Chihiro: Pictures Like Poems
at Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo (Musashino, Tama area)
(2017-08-24 - 2017-11-05)

Known for liking fairy tales that are “short, beautiful, and called to mind a range of images, like poetry does,” Chihiro Iwasaki developed her own unique method of picture book expression through a series of publications that were referred to as “feeling picture books,” such as the title, “Kotori no Kuruhi (The Pretty Bird).” From a young age she was a fan of “Manyoshu,” the oldest existing collection of Japanese poetry, and the poems of Kenji Miyazawa. Through this exhibition - the third exhibition held in commemoration of the museum’s 40th anniversary - you can explore the sensibilities behind the overflowing poetic charm that infuses Chihiro’s illustrations. [Related Events] Gallery Talk by Takeshi Matsumoto Chiriro’s son Takeshi Matsumoto will share stories surrounding some of his mother’s works. Event Date: Sep. 3 (Sun) 14:00- Speaker: Takeshi Matsumoto (special adviser to Chihiro Art Museum Tokyo, Chair of Picture Book Association) Admission: Free Gallery Talk Hear about exhibition highlights as you walk around the gallery. Event Date: Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, 14:00- *Events in Japanese




Yokohama Triennale 2017 - Islands, Constellations & Galapagos

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Yokohama Triennale 2017 - Islands, Constellations & Galapagos
at Yokohama Museum Of Art (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-08-04 - 2017-11-05)

The title of the sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennale is “Islands, Constellations and Galapagos.” Together with the concept, it was conceived following a series of discussions by directors and experts of different generations who work in a variety of fields and form the triennale’s Conception Meeting committee. The words “islands,” “constellations,” and “galapagos” open up possibilities for the discussion of issues such as isolation and connectivity, imagination and guidance, and distinctness and diversity. In contemplating what we should consider wisdom for our future during this time of uncertainty, this event hopes to engage people in discussion through imagination and creativity. In addition to the exhibition, “Yokohama Round,” a series of public forums that kicked off in January 2017, is being hosted as a platform for conversations, contemplation and sharing of ideas around the 2017 triennale theme. Venues: Yokohama Museum Of Art, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall (Basement)




Fleeting Lines: Lines as Images

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Fleeting Lines: Lines as Images
at Sakurado Fine Arts (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-09-27 - 2017-11-11)

This themed exhibition features works by six post-war and contemporary Japanese artists who use lines not to represent an image but, instead, present them as the image in themselves. A line can be made with a simple action and yet its outcome is diverse and elusive; the variations of its support material, length, width, direction, and shape give each line a unique expression, and such inherent instability of lines evokes spontaneity and experimentation in the images they compose. Kishio Suga (1944-) constructs ephemeral arrangements of materials, both industrially manufactured and natural, via direct actions such as suspending, dropping, and stacking. Lines made visible by such arrangements explore the relationships between the individual, matter, and surrounding space. Moriyuki Kuwabara (1942-) uses a compass and self-devised grids to paint countless circles that overlap and expand into a dynamic geometric composition, which is evocative of the tone of light and sound in transition. Best known for her enamel paintings of circles and lines resembling electrical circuitry, Atsuko Tanaka’s (1932-2005) drawings on paper unfold delicate hand-drawn lines freshly recording the movement of the artist’s hands. Such sensuous nature may refer to the physical and performative aspect of Tanaka’s early theatrical pieces. An advocate and practitioner of post-war Informel movement Toshimitsu Imai (1928-2002) creates energetic abstract paintings using lines that derive from improvisational movements. Yayoi Kusama’s (1929-) “Infinity Nets” are obsessive repetitions of linear patterns that reveal an infinite expansion in the pictorial space while drifting between illusion and imagination. Similarly, Masaaki Yamada’s (1929-2010) paintings of stripes are a collection of repeated lines, which are drawn to mimic the outline of the canvas. Grounded in such internal formal logic, Yamada’s delicate lines stimulate our perceptual experience when facing a tableau.




The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in the Taguchi Art Collection

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The Art Show – Art of the New Millennium in the Taguchi Art Collection
at Museum of Modern Art, Gunma (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-11-12)

Exhibiting 65 works of contemporary art by 53 artists, with a focus on pieces from the year 2000 onward. In addition to Japanese artists including Keiichi Tanaami, Yoko Ono, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Chiharu Shiota, Tomoko Sawada, and Teppei Kaneuji, international stars such as Damien Hirst, Rob Pruitt, and Vik Muniz are displayed. Boasting more than 400 works, the Taguchi Art Collection has been one of Japan’s preeminent collections of contemporary art since the 1980s.




Artists who have crossed the seas

Artists who have crossed the seas
at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-04-27 - 2017-11-23)

In this exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Karuizawa, visitors will be invited to explore the genealogy of the museum’s collection, with around 70 works presented on the theme, “artists who have crossed the seas.” These works are by artists who left their home country of Japan in order to base their art practice overseas, not for short-term sojourns, but to spend most of their lives working hard to establish themselves abroad. One such artist is Tsuguharu Foujita, who relocated to France at the beginning of the 20th century and became the darling of Ecole de Paris. On the other hand, Isamu Noguchi and Genichiro Inokuma set up their studios in the United States. They became known in Japan for their accomplishments in continuing the work of the Gutai group and the Mono-ha (school of things) movement that were both prominent in postwar avant-garde art of Japan. Currently it is Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, and Takashi Murakami who are taking on the art world both in Japan and overseas. Venue: 1F Permanent Exhibition Gallery




Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living

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Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living
at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2 (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-07 - 2017-11-25)

Architect and architectural scholar Uzo Nishiyama is regarded as a pioneer of scientific research into housing. He is also known as an advocate of the “Separation of Eating and Sleeping Quarters in Small Houses” and the creator of the post-war “dining-kitchen” residential plan. At the foundation of these achievements is Nishiyama’s tenacious research into housing for the purpose of improving ordinary people’s dwellings. The period of the 1940s to ‘60s when he actively conducted research was a time of dramatic change for housing in Japan. His research findings served an important role in clarifying the housing situation in this period. From the great volume of questionnaires, illustrations, and photographs he amassed from careful fieldwork, we can sense Nishiyama’s sincere perspective as a researcher and his devotion to observing, sketching, and recording. This exhibition looks at Uzo Nishiyama’s “housing studies” research and colorful career through some 90 items. They include sketches, illustrations, and photographs by Nishiyama—who had an excellent eye for observation and such a talent for drawing he thought of becoming a manga artist—as well as manga works from his junior high school days and early journals that foretell his compulsion for recording. Please enjoy browsing the gallery, which is filled with Nishiyama’s records. [Event] Lecture “Showa Housing Scholar Uzo Nishiyama” Speaker: Shigeru Matsumoto (University of Hyogo Professor Emeritus, The Uzo Nishiyama Memorial Library Chairman) Date: Oct. 5 (Thurs) 18:30–19:45 Free In Japanese. Please see the official website for reservations and details.




15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life

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15th Anniversary Exhibition: The Tree of Life
at The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-04-22 - 2017-11-30)

Trees remain a source of fascination to people even in contemporary times. For its 15th anniversary, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum presents an exhibition focused on works from its collection on the theme of “the tree of life.” Trees have been depicted in culture throughout the ages. The Bible speaks of the “tree of life” and the “tree of knowledge.” Today not only painters and sculptors but other artists including photographers take up trees as their subjects, creating dialogues with them. Manabu Miyazaki, for instance, spent two years photographing a single hilltop persimmon tree in Nagano Prefecture, recording the changes in its landscape as the months and seasons went by. Seiichi Motohashi has documented the baobab trees of a Senegalese village and the people who live there in photographs and film, interpreting the meanings of the carvings on the trunks of the trees. Sculptor Shigeo Toya heads into forests of Japan with a chainsaw in pursuit of his art. Similarly, Koji Tanada converses with the wood he uses in his carvings of children and youth, imbuing them with the life of their materials. Furthermore, numerous painters feature trees in their works, portraying them on enormous canvases like figures in dreams. See how 15 contemporary artists bring life to their works in dialogue with trees. [Related Event] Performance Artist Kasetsu will give a performance on the theme of “the tree of life.” Artworks created during the performance will displayed at the exhibition. Date: April 28 (Fri) 13:30–15:30 Please see the official website for details and information on more related events.




100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga

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100 Years of Japanese Animation: Pioneers of Moving Manga
at Kawasaki City Museum (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2017-09-02 - 2017-12-03)

This exhibition looks back on the origins of Japanese animation a century ago, spotlighting four pioneers in the field: Hekoten Shimokawa, Seitaro Kiyama, Junichi Kouchi, and Senpan Maekawa. It also looks at ties between prewar manga and animation culture, and screens the recently rediscovered “Namakura Katana” – Japan’s oldest animation – and a tribute by contemporary animators to Hekoten Shimokawa. [Screenings] Early Animation Date: Oct. 22 (Sun) 11:30 and 14:00 (two programs) Hekoten Shimokawa Tribute & Contemporary Animators’ Works Date: Nov. 19 (Sun) 13:30–16:00 Animation Masterpieces Every Saturday and Sunday Oct. 14 (Sat)–Nov. 26 (Sun) 11:30 and 14:00 In Japanese. Please see the official website for details and information on more events.




Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension

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Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension
at Tokyo Station Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-12-03)

Marc Chagall is famous as a painter and engraver, but in his later years he also created many sculptures. This is the first exhibition in Japan to offer an in-depth look at his sculptures. Based on the distinctive traits of Chagall’s sculptures, which have a deep connection with his two-dimensional works, this exhibition guides the visitor around the three-dimensional world of Marc Chagall, displaying his sculptures along with related sketches and paintings, as well as works based on the same themes. The exhibition is made up of 60 sculptures and ceramics, 70 oil and watercolor paintings, and 40 sketches and prints. Many of the exhibits have not been displayed in Japan before, making this a precious opportunity to see new facets of Marc Chagall’s art.




Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru

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Livres d’enfance français, Collection Kashima Shigeru
at Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-23 - 2017-12-24)

This is the first time for these French picture books treasured for many years in the collection of rare Western books belonging to Shigeru Kashima, a scholar of French literature, to be shown in public. They date mainly from the late nineteenth century, when fine children’s books emerged, to the early twentieth century, when subtle, modern, and lively pictures played the leading role. The entirety of this collection rich in charming, beautiful French picture books is revealed here.




10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”

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10th Anniversary Exhibition “Keith Haring and Japan: Pop to Neo-Japonism”
at Nakamura Keith-Haring Collection (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-02-05 - 2018-01-08)

The Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection of Keith Haring’s artwork, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition focuses on the footprints Haring left in Japan, exploring his liberating and diverse point of view in works expressing Japanese aesthetics. It also features an important mural made with 500 children at Parthenon Tama, Tokyo in 1987. This work is the culmination of an art that communicates beyond language. On his first visit to Japan, Haring made drawings on mediums unique to Japan, such as folding screens, scrolls, kites and fans with Sumi ink. Haring had not only been influenced by his early introduction to Zen but also inspired by Eastern philosophy, including both cultural and literary elements. He experienced the height of Tokyo’s economic boom of the 80’s, and the dichotomy of ultra-modern and the traditional was both a source of fascination and inspiration for him. After the success of his revolutionary art project Pop Shop, which inherited the concept of his break out graffiti project Subway Drawings, Haring opened Pop Shop Tokyo in Aoyama, Tokyo in 1988. The shop was a sensation and many people waited in line just to get a glimpse of Haring’s pop-style.




Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection
at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2018-01-08)

The keyword behind the works from the Hara Museum Collection featured in this exhibition is “layer,” a reference not only to a work’s structural aspect, but also to the idea of “layers of meaning.” In his assemblage of stacked portraits, Christian Boltanski has created an altar with each young girl’s face a metaphor for a memory of life and death. Lee Ufan’s work is comprised of a repeating pattern of dark, fading lines against white negative space. In Yoshitomo Nara’s work, we sense both hope and despair in the eyes of a girl standing in a war zone, eyes that seem to trace the lyrics of an anti-war song. In Kohei Nawa’s work, a stuffed doe is covered with transparent spheres that transform its existence into a “PixCell” (i.e., “picture” + “cell”). Explore the layered meanings in these and other works. [Featured Artists] Arman, Koji Enokura, Shinro Ohtake, Gilbert & George, Yayoi Kusama, Christian Boltanski, Jae-Eun Choi,Tokihiro Sato, Tabaimo, Yoshitomo Nara, Kosai Hori, Tomio Miki, Tadanori Yokoo, Katsuro Yoshida, Lee Ufan, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg and others




Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces

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Rethinking Bernard Buffet: Half A Century of Masterpieces
at Bernard Buffet Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-03-18 - 2018-01-16)

Bernard Buffet made his debut as a painter at the age of 20, becoming famous for his portraits that characteristically use straight black lines and subdued hues to embody the social anxiety and void following the war. In order to prepare for solo exhibitions he held each year and expand his language of expression, in 1952 Buffet began setting himself themes to paint by, such as “passion” and “circus.” By following the various themes that Buffet painted it is possible to trace his struggle as a painter and the evolution of his much praised “Buffet style.” This exhibition will introduce the “Japan” series and the other materials that formed the basis of his 1981 exhibition, while also exploring the close relationship between Japan and Buffet. More than 100 key works from the museum collection that span half a century will be presented. [Related Events] Gallery Tours Event Dates: Every Fourth Sunday during the exhibition period. Event Time: 11:15- (Duration: approx. 30 mins.) No booking required. *Event in Japanese. *See official website for further details.




NMWA Museum Collection

NMWA Museum Collection
at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo (Ueno, Yanaka area)

The NMWA was established in 1959 around the core Matsukata Collection as Japan’s museum specializing in Western art. The galleries feature pre-18th century paintings including those by Ritzos, Van Cleve, Veronese, Rubens, Van Ruysdael, and Ribera, 19th to early 20th century French paintings including works by Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Moreau and works by the next generation of artists, such as Marquet, Picasso, Soutin, Ernst, Miro, Dubuffet and Pollock.




Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit

Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall Permanent Exhibit
at Yokoyama Taikan Memorial Hall (Ueno, Yanaka area)

Works, studies, sketches, ceramics, kimonos, artworks by friends, letters, bamboo crafts, and other belongings of Yokoyama Taikan are on display. Exhibits will change every three months. Closed during summer, winter, and rain season. May be closed in heavy snow or hurricane.




Zojoji Temple Treasures

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Zojoji Temple Treasures
at Zojoji Temple (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)

Displaying the treasures of Zojoji Temple, with the highlight being a 1/10th-sized model of the Daiden Main Hall from the British Royal Collection.




Sayako Ichikawa “Do you know my seahorse?”

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Sayako Ichikawa “Do you know my seahorse?”
at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery (Shinjuku area)
(2017-09-29 - 2017-10-11)

When her elderly grandmother forgot who she was, Sayako Ichikawa felt like the her that existed inside her grandmother was dead. Here Ichikawa explores the nature of memory through her drawings. Venue: Space O




Tadao Ando Exhibition

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Tadao Ando Exhibition
at Akio Nagasawa Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-09-29 - 2017-12-24)




Yayoi Kusama Museum Inaugural Exhibition - Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art

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Yayoi Kusama Museum Inaugural Exhibition - Creation is a Solitary Pursuit, Love is What Brings You Closer to Art
at Yayoi Kusama Museum (Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area)
(2017-10-01 - 2018-02-25)

This inaugural exhibition at the Yayoi Kusama Museum centers on the artist’s newest painting series, “My Eternal Soul.” Other new works by Kusama will be on display in addition to the sixteen paintings from this series, including pieces from the series entitled “Love Forever,” which forms the precursor to “My Eternal Soul” and is comprised of a collection of monochrome drawings. Furthermore, an installation work created by Kusama specially for the museum’s opening will be showcased, along with a new pumpkin. [Related Events] Lecture Event Museum Director Akira Tatehata will discuss Kusama’s works and artistic process, starting with “My Eternal Soul,” the focus on this inaugural exhibition. Event Date: Oct. 22 (Sun) 14:30- Venue: 3F Exhibition Space Speaker: Akira Tatehata Capacity: 30 Admission: Free (no booking required, museum admission ticket required) Gallery Talk by the Curator Bi-monthly gallery talks will be given by curators of the museum, who will point out exhibition highlights and offer explanations of the works on show. Event Dates: Oct. 7 (Sat) 14:30-, Oct. 28 (Sat) 14:30-, Nov. 12 (Sun) 14:30-, Nov. 18 (Sat) 14:30-, Dec. 9 (Sat) 14:30-. Further dates will be updated on the official website. Venue: Meeting place will be specified on the day of the event Capacity: 30 Admission: Free (no booking required, museum admission ticket required) *Events in Japanese.




Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017

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Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017
at Terrada Warehouse (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-10-05 - 2017-10-08)

This autumn marks the hosting of the 9th Tokyo Art Book Fair, an art-centered book and publication festival unfolding within the heart of Tokyo. From the new venue in Tennozu Isle, this year welcomes a diverse congregation of over 350 different exhibitors – featuring publishers, booksellers, galleries, artists, and more – making their way from both within Japan and across the globe. Joining forces with shops and galleries located in the nearby vicinity, this year’s TABF reaches proportions it has never yet achieved.