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Hiroko Koshino “It Is As It Is”

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Hiroko Koshino “It Is As It Is”
at KH Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-12-19 - 2018-02-24)

This exhibition celebrates the publication of “Hiroko Koshino | It Is As It Is” celebrating Hiroko Koshino’s 60th anniversary as a designer. The book features Hiroko Koshino’s collection looks from the 1978 to 2017 Autumn/Winter and paintings that she drew over the years. The exposition space will be designed by the graphic designer Ken Miki who also designed the book. Eight-meter three-dimensional art objects will visualize Hiroko Koshino’s philosophy according to the seven chapters of the book titled through “emptiness”, ”naturalness”, ”essentiality”, ”pairings”, ”cultivation”, ”play” and ”form”.




Makoto Aida “Ground No Plan”

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Makoto Aida “Ground No Plan”
at Aoyama Crystal Building (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-10 - 2018-02-24)

“Visions of the City - Obayashi Foundation Research Program” gives an opportunity for an artist or a group of artists from Japan or abroad endowed with an abundance of free-ranging ideas and a strong interest in cities, chosen on the recommendation of the five-member selection committee once every two years, to make suggestions or proposals for innovative or ideal cities, or a city that he/she would like to live in. As the first grant recipient, Makoto Aida, a Japanese artist who deals with everything from nymphets, the erotic and grotesque to war, violence, and politics in his work, and who has been, and continues to be, scathingly critical of contemporary Japanese society, was selected. Aida plans to make use of various media, including drawings, conceptual drawings, scale models, paintings, installations, film and texts to depict the future “City-” and ”Land-” scape that he envisions.




Mayuko Wada “Built Structures 2”

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Mayuko Wada “Built Structures 2”
at Kodama Gallery | Tennozu (Tokyo: Others area)
(2018-01-20 - 2018-02-24)

This solo exhibition follows on from Mayuko Wada’s show “Built Structures,” held at Kodama Gallery Shirokane in April 2017. Whereas previously she presented artworks depicting structures constructed on top of two-dimensional surfaces, here she will exhibit two-dimensional drawings of three-dimensional models.




On Paper

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On Paper
at Gallery Hashimoto (Bakurocho area)
(2018-02-06 - 2018-02-24)

In the winter of 2017 Masaki Ogihara embarked on a project to illustrate a wall mural three meters high and six meters long. It was his first time to work in that size and environment and with such materials. This exhibition features new works on paper by eight artists involved in the project.




Tatsumi Yoshino “New Works”

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Tatsumi Yoshino “New Works”
at Gallery 58 (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2018-02-13 - 2018-02-24)

Tatsumi Yoshino has only stepped up his creative output since turning 78. Here he presents new works including sculptures of dogs and chili peppers along with drawings.




Tohoku University of Art and Design Art Walk 2018: Sayaka Ohba

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Tohoku University of Art and Design Art Walk 2018: Sayaka Ohba
at Gallery Hinoki B, C (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2018-02-19 - 2018-02-24)

Negotiating with both the concrete and the natural, Sayaka Ohba focuses on the moment when memories, time and space come into contact with things. Here she presents a lineup of 18 assemblages, installations and drawings. Venue: Gallery Hinoki B




Tsubasa Kato “Fractions of the Longest Distance”

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Tsubasa Kato “Fractions of the Longest Distance”
at SNAC / Mujin-to Production (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2017-11-25 - 2018-02-24)

During his two-year stay in the U.S., Tsubasa Kato happened to witness in person how Trump used nativist, protectionist and anti-globalization rhetoric, as characterized by the slogan “America First,” to create a wave of nationalism and clinch the election. The artist also observed the collision between the globalism advocated by developed countries and the anti-globalization backlash. The tension between these two movements is not limited to the U.S. alone - Kato noticed it at project sites in Mexico, Indonesia and Vietnam as well. In short, no one is immune to the effects of such global trends now. As a response to this reality, Kato focused on the unique situation of people living in each site - for example their varying degrees of mobility and freedom - as well as changes in their surroundings to create collaborative projects in diverse places. Nations and communities in various forms all around the world today face increasing threats to their previous ways of existence by the strengthening of borders and boundaries, and consequent restrictions on mobility and freedom. Kato uses this fact as a catalyst to structure the exhibition according to the keywords “city,” “street,” “border,” and “migration.” The first part of the show, titled “Mexico City ⇄ Jakarta”, features video works created in each city’s streets. The second part, “Vietnam ⇅ USA,” addresses the frame of the “nation” more directly. The works encapsulate a “fraction of each place’s present,” as seen through varying social conditions. Kato, however, doesn’t directly question the ethical implications of these in his work, but rather uses the hints they give of each site’s reality to stimulate the viewer’s imagination towards the distance between “here” and “there.” The rise of information technology has made it possible to connect with people all over the world via SNS and brought on an era in which one has overwhelming access to information. Even so, the world is still full of the incomprehensible. In this exhibition, we hope that viewers not only watch each work but also direct their imaginations at the unresolved world beyond the video frame. [Exhibition Schedule] Part 1: “Mexico City ⇄ Jakarta,” Nov. 25 - Dec. 23, 2017 Part 2: “Vietnam ⇅ USA,” Jan. 13 (Sat) - Feb. 24 (Sat), 2018




Black & White Part 1

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Black & White Part 1
at Dazzle (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-20 - 2018-02-25)

First installment of a two part exhibition presenting monochrome works that embody the essence of an art in their simplicity.




Come Together, People Vol. 2: Twelve Portraits

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Come Together, People Vol. 2: Twelve Portraits
at Art & Space Kokokara (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-20 - 2018-02-25)




Decoration Never Dies, Anyway

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Decoration Never Dies, Anyway
at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-11-18 - 2018-02-25)

Spotlighting the decorative arts, this show explores motifs from different eras and cultures through the works of seven artists of different ages, nationalities, and genres. Kour Pour references Persian carpets in his paintings. Yoshikazu Yamagata is a designer for the fashion brand writtenafterwards. Akiko and Masako Takada overturn viewer’s preconceptions and sense scale with architectural structures presented as small everyday items. Explore the significance of decoration from diverse perspectives including painting, fashion, and sculpture in this exhibition marking the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’s first opening since April. [Related Events] Artist Talk On 18 November, Sat. 13:00− Short presentation by participating artists (with simultaneous interpreting English-Japanese) Venue: Annex Gallery 2, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Seating capacity: 120 Pre-registration required (available on TTM website from 18 Oct.) Free with museum admission




Gozo Yoshimasu “La Broderie de feu”

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Gozo Yoshimasu “La Broderie de feu”
at NADiff a/p/a/r/t (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2018-02-08 - 2018-02-25)

Spotlighting work by leading poet Gozo Yoshimasu, this exhibition features his poem “Kaibutsu-kun” (Dear Monster) inspired by themes of “deconstruction and reconstruction” and “rubble” in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake, and his “La Broderie de feu” (Fire Embroidery) encompassing photography, video, and poetry. This exhibition is part of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s 10th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions program. [Event] Performance Gozo Organic Fukubukuro Orchestra Vol. 5 Date: Feb. 23 (Fri) 19:00–20:30 Featuring: Gozo Yoshimasu, Maryla, Whitelight Admission: 2500 yen in advance, 2700 yen same-day Please see the official website for reservations another details.




Hiromitsu Nakazawa: Published Art and Sketches from the Meiji and Taisho Periods

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Hiromitsu Nakazawa: Published Art and Sketches from the Meiji and Taisho Periods
at Kichijoji Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2018-01-13 - 2018-02-25)

The accomplished artist Hiromitsu Nakazawa (1874–1964) provided artwork for literary magazines during the Meiji and Taisho periods, including the monthly “Myojo,” directed by the poet Akiko Yosano. This exhibition looks back on Nakazawa’s creativite legacy with more than 200 rare works including sketches as well as printed and published pieces from the height of his career. Also displayed are examples of Nakazawa’s oil and watercolor paintings and a self-portrait by his teacher, the great painter Seiki Kuroda.




Naha Kanie + Akane Nakajima “Preparation Time is the Most Exciting.”

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Naha Kanie + Akane Nakajima “Preparation Time is the Most Exciting.”
at Open Letter (Chiyoda area)
(2018-01-27 - 2018-02-25)

Contemporary poet Naha Kanie and painter Akane Nakajima work respectively on poetry and painting - their media of choice - but in recent years they have also have been participating in the creation of video works, performances and other pieces. In this exhibition, Naha and Nakajima will attempt to display the “preparation process itself of the two artists’ collaboration,” presenting sites, siutations and instances where “poetry” and “painting” interact with each other. An example of their previous collaborations can be seen with poetry collections such as “Yoisareta Shokutaku (The Laid Table)” (2015), awarded the 2016 Nakahara Chuya Prize and featuring Naha’s poetry and Nakajima’s book-cover design, “Uma Hiku Otoko (The Man Pulling Horse)” (2016), and “IC” (2017). Here they will explore a new type of collaboration through their first ever exhibition together. Preparation Themes: Jan. 27 (Sat), 28 (Sun): Junbi-bantan (Completely Ready) Feb. 3 (Sat), 4 (Sun): Junbi-taisou (Preparation Gymnastics) Feb. 10 (Sat), 11 (Sun): Junbi-chu (In Preparation) Feb. 17 (Sat), 18 (Sun): Junbi-chan (Preparatoin-chan) Feb. 24 (Sat), 25 (Sun): Junbi-busoku (Lack of Preparation) *Exhibition contents will change every weekend.




New Acquisitions: Donations from Fuyuhiko Yamamoto

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New Acquisitions: Donations from Fuyuhiko Yamamoto
at The Sato Museum of Art (Shinjuku area)
(2018-01-12 - 2018-02-25)

Fuyuhiko Yamamoto is a white-collar worker who has collected around 1,800 works of art over the last 40 years, becoming a pioneer “white-collar art collector” in Japan. The exhibition will introduce 50 works recently donated by Yamamoto to this museum committed to supporting up-and-coming artists through scholarships and other means, featuring many works by Japanese-style nihonga painter Yuji Kojima. [Related Events] Talk Event: Artists and Collectors Date: Jan. 28 (Sun), 14:00-15:00 Speakers: Sohei Iwata (Japanese-style nihonga painter), Fuyuhiko Yamamoto Admission: Free (exhibition admission ticket required) *No booking required. *Event in Japanese.




Pocorart Exhibition vol. 8

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Pocorart Exhibition vol. 8
at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Chiyoda area)
(2018-02-23 - 2018-02-25)

The Pocorart national open call exhibition series was initiated by Chiyoda Ward and Arts Chiyoda 3331 in 2010 as a place for free expression, for those with and without disabilities, as well as artists in general. Unlike the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this is a single inclusive event for all - a place that gives rise to new expression through interaction with the work of creators. At this 8th volume, more than 1000 works submitted from throughout Japan will be displayed throughout the three-day period. Visitors will be able to votes for their favorite works, and the results will later be reflected in the selection process. Here you can encounter the expressions and experiences unique to Pocorart, a term coined from “Place of Core + Relation Art.” Venue: 2F Gym, other locations




Takahiro Nagasawa “Daily Takahiro”

Takahiro Nagasawa “Daily Takahiro”
at Eitoeiko (Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area)
(2018-02-18 - 2018-02-25)

December 15, 2018 through January 19, 2019, Eitoeiko will exhibit the Takahiro Nagasawa show “Ore Shimbun” (Newspaper of Me) depicting Nagasawa’s daily life. As a run-up to this exhibition, the gallery now features drawings from the newspaper series, started by the artist at the civic center Manabia Terrace in his hometown of Higashine, Yamagata Prefecture. Nagasawa will be at the gallery during the show and a crowd-funding page for the project will be put online.




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.




Yuna Okanishi “Blue Curve/Song”

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Yuna Okanishi “Blue Curve/Song”
at Karuizawa New Art Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2018-01-31 - 2018-02-25)

Presenting works from painter Yuna Okanishi’s new series “Ao Kyoku” (Blue Curve/Song) featuring curved silver acrylic strokes and ocean-blue backgrounds inspired by the sometimes elegant, sometimes ferocious movement of sharks.




Pictures, Beauty, Painting and Art

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Pictures, Beauty, Painting and Art
at Tetoka (Chiyoda area)
(2018-02-15 - 2018-02-27)

This exhibition brings together the creative work of current students, graduates and teachers of the “Pictures, Beauty, Painting and Art” course that has been running at the art school for the last 9 years. See the direction it is heading in as it looks towards its 10th anniversary next year.




Hiroyuki Yamada “Crayon”

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Hiroyuki Yamada “Crayon”
at Space Yui (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-19 - 2018-02-28)

On this occasion artist Hiroyuki Yamada presents works in crayon, which feature patterns and landscapes achieved through scratching techniques.




Masami Yanagida + No Panties “Love Call”

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Masami Yanagida + No Panties “Love Call”
at Rocket (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-22 - 2018-02-28)

Masami Yanagida presents more than 500 new works available for purchase, including drawings and stickers, while No Panties will show a selection of illustrations displayed on the gallery walls. There will also be original goods for sale, such as No Panties trainers and T-shirts, stickers and accessories.




NarumeNKR + Fusedy + Yabai + unaiukino Exhibition

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NarumeNKR + Fusedy + Yabai + unaiukino Exhibition
at Shinjuku Ophthalmologist Gallery (Shinjuku area)
(2018-02-23 - 2018-02-28)

Venue: Space M




Natsumi Yamaguchi + Ryoki Kurasaki + Kimiko Chikuma “A Sign of Emotion”

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Natsumi Yamaguchi + Ryoki Kurasaki + Kimiko Chikuma “A Sign of Emotion”
at Masataka Contemporary (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2018-02-10 - 2018-03-03)

The first show at this gallery following its one-year one hiatus will be a group exhibition with three artists who feature women as motifs in their works, explores thoughts and feelings, anxiety and danger, and the transience of life.




Toshio Saeki “Unnen”

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Toshio Saeki “Unnen”
at Nanzuka (Shibuya area)
(2018-01-20 - 2018-03-03)

This is legendary artist Toshio Saeki’s first solo presentation at the gallery, and is his largest solo exhibition to date, featuring a comprehensive selection of original works. Saeki was born in 1954 in Miyazaki prefecture, and after spending his childhood years in Osaka, moved to Tokyo in 1969. His distinctive works that interweave elements of eroticism, humor, and horror gained the praise of Shuji Terayama and Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, leading him to make his debut on the pages of Heibon Punch magazine in 1970. In the same year, he released his first publication entitled “Toshio Saeki Art Book” (Agrément-sha) and held an exhibition that introduced the original works featured, all of which were been stolen after it closed. Saeki’s work soon gained international popularity, and one of his images was used for the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1972 album “Sometime in New York City.” The world of black humor and eroticism that permeate Saeki’s works is replete with provocative gimmickry, which by means of unveiling various sexual taboos, serves to stimulate our inner selves. From observing the high literary qualities of his works as conceived through the various forms of love and desire that are inherent within them, it is evident that his depictions are not mere lustful inclinations. Moreover, viewers recognize how the “lines” define the exquisite boundaries between the simplicity and calculation that constitutes his works as art, the persuasiveness amplified through them. Saeki’s works that can indeed be considered as contemporary Shunga (erotic art) or Yokaiga (ghost and monster art) are not confined to the context of Japan’s underground illustration scene. He continues to receive increasing international acclaim, having held exhibitions in recent years in countries such as the UK, France, Israel, the US, Canada, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. He has also seen the successive release of his publications: “Rêve écarlate” (éditions Cornélius), “Yumenozoki: Toshio Saeki Artist Book” (Kokushokankokai Inc.), and “Toshio Saeki 70” (Seirin Kogeisha). In addition to some new pieces, this exhibition introduces a selection of Saeki’s original illustrations centering on those produced between the 1970s and 1980s. On this occasion, Saeki has also engaged in the challenge of creating a large-scale mural in color.




Break Zenya - The Next Generation of Artists

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Break Zenya - The Next Generation of Artists
at Bunkamura Gallery (Shibuya area)
(2018-02-01 - 2018-03-04)

“Break Zenya - The Next Generation of Artists” is the name of a 5-minute television program that airs each Friday from 21:55 on BS Fuji and introduces artists who are about to take the art scene by storm. This exhibition brings together works by around 60 of the roughly 100 highly-anticipated artists who have been featured to date, presenting examples of artworks across diverse fields such as oil painting, Japanese-style nihonga painting, photography, installation, calligraphy, puppets, sculpture and so forth. The exhibition will be divided into two parts. Part I: Feb. 1 (Thu) - 12 (Mon) Part II: Feb. 24 (Sat) - Mar. 4 (Sun)




Fujiko Nakaya + Ukichiro Nakaya “Greenland”

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Fujiko Nakaya + Ukichiro Nakaya “Greenland”
at Maison Hermès (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-12-22 - 2018-03-04)

Exhibition devoted to the internationally active fog artist Fujiko Nakaya and her father, Ukichiro Nakaya. In 1936, Ukichiro Nakaya, a famous scientist known for the quote, “Snow crystals are letters sent from heaven,” successfully made the world’s first artificial snow crystals. Ukichiro believed that the realization of scientific truths depended on a collaboration between human beings and nature. This continues to have a strong influence on Fujiko Nakaya, who uses fog as a medium of artistic expression. Born in 1933 as the second daughter of Ukichiro Nakaya, Fujiko started her artistic career as a painter. She later participated in E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology), an experimental group focusing on collaborations between art and science that was formed in New York in 1966, and in the ’70s and ’80s produced and exhibited video works while based in Japan. Fujiko’s first “fog sculpture,” a type of work made with artificial fog that has come to be synonymous with the artist, was exhibited at the Pepsi Pavilion at Expo ’70, held in Osaka in 1970. She subsequently created over 80 installations and performances all over the world. Fujiko also has consistently collaborated with artists from various other genres, including architecture, music, dance, and light. In this exhibition, whose title refers to the site of Ukichiro’ s later research on snow and ice, Ginza Maison Hermès’ glass block is likened to the icy terrain of the Arctic, as Fujiko undertakes a fog experiment in the interior of the space. Ukichiro’ s numerous memorable phrases, such as, “To understand ice, you have to listen to ice,” convey the mental and physical impressions that transcend science when we are united with sublime nature, and the rigor and reverence that Ukichiro felt when closely examining a subject in natural science research. From 1957, around the time that Ukichiro began to spend the last summers of his life in the Arctic, Fujiko was in Paris and Madrid studying painting, which later provided a foundation for her artistic expression. The natural scientific motifs of the sun and clouds, which she depicted at the time, convey two physically separate but resonating sensibilities. Along with “Glacial Fogfall,” a new work by Fujiko, the exhibition focuses on the endlessly curious and challenging spirits of these two talented individuals. Enjoy the dialogue, straddling two generations, between Ukichiro and Fujiko Nakaya, who saw the process of observing, recording, reproducing, and understanding the ever-changing character of nature and the environment as a highly significant activity and one that is increasingly important for us today.




Gallery Jy Exhibit 2018

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Gallery Jy Exhibit 2018
at Gallery Jy (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-06 - 2018-03-04)

This annual open call exhibition will be divided into four parts. With each section featuring the work of three artists and showing for one week at a time, you can expect a lineup of oil paintings, pen works, models, collages, installations, photographs and various other media.




Kumagusu Minakata: An Informant-savant 100 Years Ahead of his Time

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Kumagusu Minakata: An Informant-savant 100 Years Ahead of his Time
at National Museum of Nature and Science (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-12-19 - 2018-03-04)

The late Kumagusu Minakata has long been known as a researcher who explored natural phenomena, but in recent years the vast body of work that he left behind has been re-evaluated and his role reconsidered as that of an information provider. In this exhibition, you can take a trip inside the mind of Minakata by looking at key exhibits pertaining to his work, such as diaries, letters, illustrated texts, and diagrams of fungi. This show is complemented by the simultaneously held exhibition “Lichen - A Fungi and Algae Composite.” Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building, National Museum of Nature and Science [Related Events] Gallery Talk: “Kumagusu Minakata, Our Contemporary” Date: Jan. 26 (Fri), 18:00-18:30 Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building Speaker: Yoshiya Tamura (Academic Trustee of Kumagusu Minakata Archives) Gallery Talk: “Mysteries of the Life and Illustrated Works of Kumagusu Minakata” Date: Feb. 23 (Fri), 18:00-18:30 Venue: Special Exhibitions Space, 1F Japan Building Speaker: Tsuyoshi Hosoya (Chair of the National Museum of Nature and Science Department of Biology Division of Fungi and Algae Research Group) *No booking required. *Events in Japanese. *Please see the official website for further details.




Tetsuya Nakamura “Drawings and so on”

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Tetsuya Nakamura “Drawings and so on”
at Sunday (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2018-01-06 - 2018-03-04)

This exhibition presents a selection of photographic prints of drawings and assemblages by Tetsuya Nakamura. The drawings made by Nakamura for his three-dimensional pieces offer a concrete expression of the image that exists in his head at the initial stage of production. [Simultaneous Event] Tetsuya Nakamura “New・Balance - Assembled Images” Venue: Capsule (next to Sunday)




Kosuke Ichikawa + Hiro Kikai “Sprinkling A-side”

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Kosuke Ichikawa + Hiro Kikai “Sprinkling A-side”
at Basement Ginza (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2018-02-08 - 2018-03-09)

An exhibition of work by photographer Hiro Kikai and visual artist Kosuke Ichikawa curated by Ichikawa.




Naoki Koide and 15 Kings and Queens - Enriching the Creativity of Children

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Naoki Koide and 15 Kings and Queens - Enriching the Creativity of Children
at Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery (Shibuya area)
(2018-01-18 - 2018-03-10)

Sculptor Naoki Koide has built a place for children to enrich their creativity at Kodomo Mirai En’s art class. Just as Koide usually produces his artworks made of a wide range of materials, he encourages children to use a variety of media such as clay, pencils and soil - as well as the artist himself - to boost their spontaneity. Koide and each of the children interact with each other in creative moments in order to pursue their own unique ideas and interests. This exhibition will trace the process of how 15 children worked together with Koide to expand their creativity.




Yosuke Amamiya “Ring Me Twice”

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Yosuke Amamiya “Ring Me Twice”
at Snow Contemporary (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2018-02-07 - 2018-03-10)

Yosuke Amamiya is an artist who produces works that encourage viewers to reconsider of boundaries of things using various approaches, such as sculpture, video installation and performance. In this, his first solo exhibition in Japan for ten years, the artist will present three kinds of artworks that he was been working on his career: apple sculptures, works in paper that address time, charcoal drawings. His apple sculptures, for example, have an impressive likeness to real apples that invites viewers to experience something akin to that which they feel in the supermarket upon seeing these uncanny fruits. Such works focus on the appearance of the world and how it can be called into question through doubt.




Auto Moai “Endless Beginning”

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Auto Moai “Endless Beginning”
at Over The Border (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2018-02-03 - 2018-03-11)

This show will present original works featured in the book “Endless Beginning,” which is yet to be publicly released, as well as a selection of works that have not previously been exhibited. Auto Moai has focused predominantly on outline drawings to date, his practice often featuring urban iconography. None of the people who appear in his works have eyes, their anonymity suggesting a sense of universality and sympathy with others. “Endless Beginning” is a collection of works that Auto Moai begun working on last year, bringing together his drawings as well as recent works on canvas.




Shogo Shimizu + Hideo Takasugi + Yasuaki Hamada + Chiaki Yoshioka “Pretty Waste”

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Shogo Shimizu + Hideo Takasugi + Yasuaki Hamada + Chiaki Yoshioka “Pretty Waste”
at Akibatamabi 21 (Chiyoda area)
(2018-02-04 - 2018-03-11)

The exhibition title “Pretty Waste” refers not to the works of art that these artists are creating, but to factors in contemporary life that divert their attention during the process of production. Rather than ignoring what’s going on around them, however, they latch onto this “noise,” using it to create the works you see here. What does it mean to live in the present day and to produce artworks while looking it at contemporary life head on? [Related Event] Talk Event Beginning with the theme “Hyper Individualism,” here the artists and other speakers will address individual works of art. Date: Feb. 25 (Sun), 15:00-16:30 Speaker: Takuya Nakao and others *Event in Japanese.




Tabaimo “flow-wer arrangement”

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Tabaimo “flow-wer arrangement”
at Gallery Koyanagi (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2018-02-10 - 2018-03-15)

Presenting Tabaimo’s “flow-wer” (2013), a series of drawings depicting flowers grown from human bodies, and her “flow-wer arrangement” wall drawing projection. “flow-wer arrangement” was exhibited in the much-discussed 2017 exhibition “Hammer Projects: Tabaimo” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. This exhibition recreates “flow-wer arrangement” in its first showing since the Hammer Museum exhibition. [Related Exhibition] Zuntentonchinshan by Tabaimo Dates: Feb. 9–Mar. 4 Venue: Kido Press (3331 Arts Chiyoda)




Introduction to the Archives XVI: The Shadow in Marginalia: Shuzo Takiguchiʼs Room

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Introduction to the Archives XVI: The Shadow in Marginalia: Shuzo Takiguchiʼs Room
at The Keio University Art Space (Shirokane, Hiroo area)
(2018-01-22 - 2018-03-16)

Shuzo Takiguchi (1903-1979) was a poet and art critic whose activities spanned different fields. He simultaneously worked as an exhibition organizer in the 1950s, primarily for Gallery Takemiya, and established formative experiments in the 1960s. This exhibition attempts to project Takiguchi’s study (room) through various materials. A study is a place of creation where many thoughts and memories flow freely during the creative process. In other words, it is a room where “shadows” reside. By studying the various rearrangements of constellation (his document collections) attempted by Takiguchi using photographs, and focusing on his book “Marginalia” with an exhibition of first edition copies, the exhibition will compare the condition of his study before and after this book crystallized. Treating the photos as images of the “shadows” occupying the room and the crystallized “Marginalia” as one model of the study, this show will look back at the creative process of this book and try to consider events in past arrangements of the study, as well as Takiguchi’s creation itself.




Collection Exhibitions: “Expanding Colors and Shapes” + “Yoshio Akioka Complete Collection 5, Works by KAK”

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Collection Exhibitions: “Expanding Colors and Shapes” + “Yoshio Akioka Complete Collection 5, Works by KAK”
at Meguro Museum of Art (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2018-02-10 - 2018-03-18)

Meguro Museum of Art, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017, hosts annual exhibitions introducing works from the collection. This year, two collection exhibitions will be held simultaneously: “Expanding Colors and Shapes” and “Yoshio Akioka Complete Collection 5, Works by KAK.” In the former, works by Genichiro Inokuma and Kumi Sugai on the theme of abstract expression in the 1950s and 1960s will be showcased. The latter will explore the work of Yoshio Akioka, Itaru Kaneko and Junnosuke Kawa, though their highly individual work for the design company KAK. [Related Event] Yoshio Akioka DOMA Exploration (within Meguro Ward) Date: Feb. 25 (Sun), 13:00-16:00 Facilitator: Curator Capacity: 20 (suitable for high school students and above) Admission: ¥1000 *Event in Japanese. *Please see the official website for further details.




Miyamoto Saburo Drawing Award Exhibition

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Miyamoto Saburo Drawing Award Exhibition
at Miyamoto Saburo Memorial Museum (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2017-12-16 - 2018-03-18)

The Miyamoto Saburo Drawing Award is a biennial drawing competition that was established in 2011. The fourth edition of this award and exhibition series will introduce 51 works, 13 of which have received awards, as selected from the 882 entries submitted from throughout Japan by five new judges: Ryoji Arai, Tomoko Konoike, Motohiro Kozawa, Yoshiya Hashimoto and Akira Minagawa.




What about becoming a collector! 2018

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What about becoming a collector! 2018
at Museum Haus Kasuya (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2018-01-06 - 2018-03-18)

Since opening, this museum has not just exhibited modern artworks, but encouraged visitors to own artworks. Just one artwork being present in a everyday space is worth more than a dozen texts on modern art. In this exhibition, a lineup of relatively small works by 25 artists of different generations and varying styles are presented for the enjoyment of individual collectors. Go along and find your favorite piece. *All artworks in this show are available for purchase during the exhibition period.




Hiroki Oda + Sunao + Klaus Pfeiffer “Simple Innocence”

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Hiroki Oda + Sunao + Klaus Pfeiffer “Simple Innocence”
at Tokyo Art Museum (Musashino, Tama area)
(2018-01-11 - 2018-03-25)

Nika Association artist Hiroki Oda continued to produce his brush paintings until the age of 98. Sunao, a gallery owner who lived in Paris, was called “Sunao Bird” by the novelist Toru Sunouchi and known for the pure spirit of his works. Captivated by the blue Greek seas, German-born Klaus Pfeiffer continues to live and work in Greece.




Takehito Koganezawa “Three Monochromes”

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Takehito Koganezawa “Three Monochromes”
at Rin Art Association (Greater Tokyo area)
(2018-01-27 - 2018-03-25)

In his first exhibition since returning from Berlin, Takehito Koganezawa will present a lineup of works that move across the boundaries between videos, drawings, three-dimensional works and performances, presenting these throughout the three gallery floors. His practice to date has explored an interest in time and changes in consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives, ranging from the everyday life to shamanism.




Winter Journey, Voices of Spring

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Winter Journey, Voices of Spring
at Museum of Modern Art, Hayama (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-11-18 - 2018-03-25)

Running simultaneously and in conjunction with the museum’s Fumiko Hori Exhibition, this show comprised of works from the collection is organized around the themes journeying and the seasons. Many artists have spent their lives traveling the world and producing abundant paintings, just as Hori has done throughout her lifetime, visiting places both close to home and further afield in order to see how nature and the local scenery changes with seasons. This exhibition will include everything from oil paintings, to Japanese-style nihonga works, prints, sculptures, and contemporary artworks, inviting you to journey round the exhibition space while taking in the tranquil atmosphere of Hayama during winter and spring. [Related Events] Gallery Talk by the Exhibition Curator Date: Feb. 17 (Sat), Mar. 18 (Sat), 15:00-15:30 Venue: Exhibition Space Admission: Free (admission ticket for the Fumiko Hori collection exhibition is required, no booking required) *Events in Japanese.




Art is Science Ⅱ

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Art is Science Ⅱ
at Karuizawa New Art Museum (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-10-07 - 2018-03-31)

This summer, Karuizawa New Art Museum hosted “Art is Science,” focusing on artistic expressionism that has emerged from the advancement of scientific technology. From the early 20th century and into the post-war period, there was experimental use of scientific technology in art. We now notice that this has influenced our esthetic sensibilities and contributes to their diversity. In “Art is Science Ⅱ,” the museum will continue to address the idea of new horizons, looking at artists who have been working on links with science in contemporary art. In 1973 a British-born artist Harold Cohen (1928-2016) invented “Aaron,” an automatic drawing machine. Through numerous trial-and-error experiments with his computers, Cohen pursued not only artistic expressions generated from human drawings and colors, but also sought out creations by Artificial Intelligence that could learn and develop autonomously. John Cage (1912-1992) is well known as an avant-garde composer of experimental music, who presented “Radio Music” (1958) and “Cartridge Music” (1960) by making use of the capacities of machines such as radios and microphones. Through examples such as these, we can see there has been use of scientific technologies to embody ideas in conceptual aspects. In this exhibition you can encounter a variety of works that are the result of artists’ unflagging enthusiasm for fresh expressions in the new era. While some works are sure to astonish visitors with their novelty appeal, others may elicit strange feelings, challenging stereotypical views.




La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715-1965 from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
at Setagaya Art Museum (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2018-01-13 - 2018-04-01)

The word “Parisienne” refers to women who live in the alluring city of Paris. This traditionally included refined hostesses who oversaw salons, women who sported novel hairstyles and trendy attire, models who served as artists’ muses, and painters and actresses whose flourishing talent allowed them to make their own way in life. The myriad lifestyles of these women were reflections of the age. This exhibition focuses on the women who embodied French culture from the 18th to the 20th century in some 120 works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to extravagant dresses and hand-colored prints that depict trends and fashions of the period, viewers can look forward to Renoir’s painting of a woman in exotic costume, Manet’s portrait of a dignified singer on a street corner, and works by Mary Cassatt, an American artist who made a name for herself in Paris. Enjoy this diverse range of works related to Parisiennes. [Related Events] Lecture Series (with sign language interpretation) Venue: Auditorium, Setagaya Art Museum Capacity: 140 Admission: Free *Numbered admission ticket will be distributed from 13:00 on the day of the event. Lecture: Portraits of Women of the Belle Epoch - As a Painter, As a Women, As a Parisienne Date: Jan. 14 (Sun), 14:00-15:30 (doors open 13:30) Speaker: Nobuyuki Senzoku (Director of Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum) ¥100 Workshop - O France Fragrance Date: Every Saturday during the exhibition period, 13:00-15:00 (attendees can join/leave at any point) Venue: B1F workshop rooms, Setagaya Art Museum Admission: ¥100 per session *Events in Japanese. *Please see the official website for information on further events.




MAM Collection 006: Materials and Boundaries - Handiwirman Saputra + Masaya Chiba

MAM Collection 006: Materials and Boundaries - Handiwirman Saputra + Masaya Chiba
at Mori Art Museum (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-11-18 - 2018-04-01)

“MAM Collection 006” will showcase works by Handiwirman Saputra and Masaya Chiba. They both employ a diverse range of materials and techniques in practices, predominantly sculpture and painting. The exhibition will focus on the differences in gaze, approach, etc. between the two artists with regard to matter, materials, environment and boundaries, and also what they have in common. Distancing his output from sociopolitical currents in contemporary art responding to the Indonesian democracy movement of 1998 rather than making statements, Saputra declares his works to be simply the materials existing in that place, unbound by any sort of meaning or purpose. Tak Berakah Tak Berpucuk Num. 12 (No Roots No Shoots No. 12) presented at this exhibition may resemble a soft, bag-like object tied up with rubber bands, or the seed of a giant plant, however Saputra declines to offer such answers or meaning, leaving it to the individual viewer to decide how they feel about the work, and how they interpret it. Chiba meanwhile is known for his method of using sculptures he makes himself to construct bizarre, fantastical environments in his studio and other settings, and making these scenes the motifs of his paintings. Powerful Young Boy at 2013 on display in this exhibition was inspired by a visit to the “Sasurai Jizo- [Wandering Ksitigarbha]” in Tono, Iwate Prefecture that had fascinated him for years. Sketches and notes from the trip, and drawings showing detailed plans for the painting, will also be on public display here for the first time.




Love is Wonderful

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Love is Wonderful
at Snoopy Museum Tokyo (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-10-07 - 2018-04-08)

In the comic strip “Peanuts,” there are various romantic episodes that excite the heart; Charlie Brown lets out a sigh upon seeing the Little Red Haired Girl in front of him, the crabby Lucy struggles with her unrequited love for Shroeder. Even Snoopy has a bitter experience when his brother Spike runs off with his bride-to-be just before their wedding. This exhibition on the theme of love has a dramatic atmosphere, introducing around 80 original comic strips and animation sequences depiciting the many romantic episodes in “Peanuts.”




Theodore Ushev’s Original Drawings from “Lipsett Diaries”

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Theodore Ushev’s Original Drawings from “Lipsett Diaries”
at Au Praxinoscope (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2018-01-12 - 2018-04-14)

Theodore Ushev is an internationally renowned Bulgarian-born director who has received an Oscar nomination in addition to winning a Genie Award and various other prestigious accolades. This exhibition presents his original drawings used to animate “Lipsett Diaries,” a hand-drawn animation about the life of legendary Canadian filmmaker Arthur Lipsett. This will appear alongside images and sketches from “Physics of Sadness,” his current project now in production.




Taro Okamoto According to Toshiko

Taro Okamoto According to Toshiko
at Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2018-02-03 - 2018-04-15)

Toshiko Okamoto (née Hirano) first met Taro Okamoto, whom she would later become the secretary and adopted daughter of, in 1948. Over the following decades, Toshiko ended up contributing to Taro’s life in both a professional and private capacity. “Myth of Tomorrow” is an epic work by Taro that was discovered in Mexico by Toshiko after the artist’s death. This exhibition will present Taro’s original studies for “Myth of Tomorrow” alongside valuable items such as the diary detailing his activities, which was left behind by Toshiko. Get to know artist Taro Okamoto from the perspective of Toshiko, a key individual who had great influence over Taro’s life and work.




Flore d’Odilon Redon

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Flore d’Odilon Redon
at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2018-02-08 - 2018-05-20)

Odilon Redon was a French painter active in France in the second half of the nineteenth century, when artists such as Monet and Renior were championing the Impressionist movement. Though Redon was of the same generation, he chose a different path, focusing instead on the fantastic world of dreams, fantasy and the imagination. This exhibition will explore the plants that Redon depicted in his work. It will present “Grand Bouquet,” his largest pastel work that once hung in the dining room of Baron Domecy’s castle and is now part of the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum collection. You can enjoy this alongside 15 wall paintings on loan from the Musée d’Orsay that once hung in the same space. This large-scale exhibition of Redon’s work presents elegant pieces from art collections around the world under one roof. [Related Event] Date: Feb. 14 (Wed), 14:00-15:30 (doors open 13:30-) Speakers: Hiroo Yasui (Senior Curator of Mitsubishi Ichigokan Musuem, Tokyo, curator of this exhibition) Venue: Conference Square M + Success Admission: Free *Event in Japanese. *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)
(2017-11-14 - 2018-05-27)

In this ongoing series of exhibitions, the museum presents trends in modern and contemporary Japanese art from the 20th century to the present, including references to international connections. The “Highlights” section (Room 1, 4th floor) is filled with a selection of masterpieces from the museum collection. The displays in Rooms 2 to 12 are arranged in more or less chronological order. Since the items in each room are based on a particular theme, such as “The Sun, Me, and Women” and “The Great Kanto Earthquake,” you can enjoy comparing and contrasting them. Considering the historical background of the works should also make for an enjoyable viewing experience. Other rooms contain themes related to the Kumagai Morikazu exhibition (Dec. 1 - Mar. 21) and the Yokoyama Taikan exhibition (Apr. 13 - May 27), both held on the first floor. In Room 9 (3rd floor), there is an exhibit on Robert Frank, one of America’s preeminent photographers, featuring a group of recently acquired works, and in Gallery 4 (2nd floor), an exhibit titled “Refugees.” In addition, “Spring Festival in MOMAT” will be held in the spring of 2018 to coincide with cherry-blossom season. Among the works awaiting you there will be Kawai Gyokudo’s Parting Spring (on view from Mar. 20 to May 27). [Related Events] Guided Tour of Exhibition Event Dates: Nov. 14 (Tue), 2017 - May 27 (Sun), 2018, 14:00-15:00 everyday that the museum is open (times are subject to change when other events are scheduled) Venue: Permanent Collection Gallery (meeting at the 1F entrance) Tour of Exhibition Highlights Event Dates: Dec. 3 (Sun), 2017, Jan. 7 (Sun), 2018, Feb. 4 (Sun), Mar. 4 (Sun), 11:00-12:00 Venue: Permanent Collection Gallery (meeting in front of the 4F elevator) *Please see the official website for further details.




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 - 2018-09-04)

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.




FACE 2018: The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibiton

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FACE 2018: The Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award Exhibiton
at Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art (Shinjuku area)
(2018-02-24 - 2018-03-30)

The 6th FACE (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Art Award) exhibition saw the entry of works from 970 emerging artists in their 20s through their 70s from across Japan. Jury members have selected 71 works of international appeal through a process of time-consuming consideration. The Grand Prix Award-winning work will become a part of the museum’s collection and shown at the next FACE exhibition. Additionally, one Grand Prix Award winner and three Excellent Work Award winners for each year of the competition will exhibit their works at a group show of 12 artists to be held every three years. An Audience Award will also be given out.




Velázquez and The Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in The Museo Del Prado
Velázquez and The Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in The Museo Del Prado at National Museum Of Western Art, Tokyo (Ueno, Yanaka area) (2018-02-24 - 2018-05-27) Founded in 1819 with the Royal Spanish Collection at its core, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid is one of the world’s most celebrated temples of art. This exhibition, held with the Museo del Prado’s full cooperation, features 70 pieces from its collection. They include 61 masterpieces mostly of the 17th century, displayed around a nucleus of seven pieces by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), one of the greatest painters of all time. 17th-century Spain produced a succession of great artists, from Velázquez to Ribera, Zurbarán, and Murillo. The enormous passion of Spanish monarchs for paintings and collecting artworks can be cited as an important factor fostering the art of such painters. Velázquez, a court painter who rose to greatness under Philip IV’s patronage, drew creative stimulus from masterpieces by Titian and Rubens in the Royal Collection. As an artist, he embodied the honor that Spain conferred on the art of painting. This exhibition recreates the international art scene of 17th-century Spain with a focus on Philip IV’s court, offering in this way an immersion in the splendor of the Museo del Prado’s extensive collection. [Related Events] ■Lectures Venue: Auditorium, B2 floor, Special Exhibition Wing Capacity: 130 (first-come-first-served basis) Admission: Free (lecture ticket and a special exhibition ticket are required) *Lecture tickets (one per person) are available at the Information Desk, starting at 12:00 noon on the day of the event. *The Auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to the start time and visitors will be admitted according to lecture ticket number order. *Lecture titles and content may change without notice. 1. “Velázquez and the Museo del Prado: A Common Destiny” Date: Feb. 24 (Sat), 14:00-15:30 Speaker: Javier Portús (Senior Curator of Spanish Painting until 1700, Museo Nacional del Prado and exhibition curator) *Event in Spanish, with Japanese interpretation 2. “The Challenges and Revolution of Court Painter Velásquez – From Bodegon Imagery and Portraits to Narrative Pictures” Date: Mar. 17 (Sat), 14:00-15:30 Speaker: Yasujiro Otaka (Professor Emeritus, Waseda University) *Event in Japanese 3. “Velásquez and the Spanish Landscape” Date: Apr. 7 (Sat), 14:00-15:30 Speaker: Yusuke Kawase (Curator, National Museum of Western Art and exhibition curator) *Event in Japanese 4. “The Court [...]



Love Cats - Nekoten -

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Love Cats - Nekoten -
at Gallery Kopis (Kiyosumi, Ryogoku area)
(2018-02-25 - 2018-03-04)




Black & White Part 2

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Black & White Part 2
at Dazzle (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2018-02-27 - 2018-03-04)

Second installment of a two part exhibition presenting monochrome works that embody the essence of an art in their simplicity.




3331 Art Fair

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3331 Art Fair
at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Chiyoda area)
(2018-03-07 - 2018-03-11)

3331 Art Fair is Tokyo’s “alternative art fair” spotlighting an exciting and varied lineup of young creators to artists with well-established careers. The main gallery features works by notable artists recommended by connoisseurs and curators from galleries across Japan, while other participants include commercial galleries, alternative spaces, the gymnasium featuring university works, and 3331 Arts Chiyoda’s individual galleries and educational spaces. This one-of-a-kind event fills the complex from the basement to the top floor for five whole days!




ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018 (AiPHT)

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ART in PARK HOTEL TOKYO 2018 (AiPHT)
at Park Hotel Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2018-03-09 - 2018-03-11)

The third annual Art in Park Hotel Tokyo (AiPHT) co-hosted by Park Hotel Tokyo and Art Osaka features works from 42 galleries in places including Osaka, Tokyo, South Korea, and Taiwan. The hotel’s guestrooms are transformed into galleries displaying and selling works of many genres, from paintings to photographs to installation art, and offer a chance to encounter these works that could hang in your home in a different environment than the typical gallery experience. Artists who have created works for the guest rooms will also give talks (please make reservations).




My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection (Part 2)

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My Favorites: Toshio Hara Selects from the Permanent Collection (Part 2)
at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo) (Tokyo: Others area)
(2018-03-21 - 2018-06-03)

Since he started the Hara Museum in 1979 as one of Japan’s first museums dedicated to contemporary art, the director Toshio Hara has devoted himself to the promotion of international exchange and the advancement of art and culture through the holding of special exhibitions, international traveling shows and other activities. This permanent collection show, which stands out as the first to be curated by Toshio Hara himself, features works that he personally selected from the collection’s approximately 1,000 pieces of post-1950s art which spans the entire spectrum of media from painting, sculpture and photography to video art and installation. While the first half of this two-part exhibition focused on artworks collected during the first decade or so of the collection’s history, from the late ‘70s through the first half of the ‘80s, the second part showcases works that have appeared in exhibitions held at the museum over the years. Together they provide an introduction to the museum over its almost 40-year history, as well as the major art trends that have prevailed from the middle of the 20th century onward. Part 1: Jan. 6 (Sat) - Mar. 11 (Sun) Part 2: Mar. 21 (Wed) - Jun. 3 (Sun) [Artists featured in Part 2] Nobuyoshi Araki, Jan Fabre, Izumi Kato, William Kentridge, Yasumasa Morimura, Yoshitomo Nara, Kohei Nara, Mika Ninagawa, Malick Sidibe, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tabaimo, Mickalene Thomas, Miwa Yanagi and others.