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MOT Annual 2020: Invisible Powers

MOT Annual 2020 is an exhibition celebrating young Japanese artists, exploring the invisible powers in the natural, social and built world, through the work of four artists and an artist duo. The exhibition highlights, discusses and exposes the invisible powers…

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Tatsuo Miyajima “Uncertain”

Tatsuo Miyajima, also at the Mori Art Museum’s Stars exhibition, is famous for his light-emitting diode (LED) artworks, which reflect the flow of life through the never-ending repetition and sequence of numbers 1 to 9.  The new series of paintings…

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Miya Ando: Kuu/空

American Japanese artist Miya Ando pays homage to nature, fusing traditional and modern techniques with a plethora of forms in “Kuu/空” at MAKI Gallery. Ando investigates the entirety of nature in her works, utilizing various materials from aluminium to chiffon…

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1894 Visions: Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (MIMT) is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an exhibition focusing on the year 1894 with its “1894 Visions: Odilon Redon and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec” exhibition. 1894 marks the year the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum was completed,…

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Pine Trees: Tōhaku’s Masterpiece in Ink

The artist Hasegawa Tōhaku, a renowned artist of the Azuchi-Momoyama period – 1573-1603 CE – is most famous for his masterpiece byōbu folding screen ink painting Pine Trees. Considered one of the most valuable, national treasures housed at the Tokyo National Museum…

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Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper

“Japanese Art: Deep and Deeper” at The Suntory Museum of Art explores the relationship between traditional Japanese aesthetics and art, everyday life and the modern household. It delves into the history of Japanese aesthetics with a collection that supersedes basic…

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Adventures in Monochrome

“Adventures in Monochrome” at Nezu Museum walks the visitor in a discovery of  sumi ink, which is one the most important medium for traditional painting in Japan, which developed in close association with calligraphy. There are two main types of…

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Mariko Mori: “Central”

“Central” is Mariko Mori’s homage to the inner light and energy that exists in each individual, something she became acutely aware of during life in lockdown. The exhibition presents her abstract work produced during the lockdown as well as large…

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Kitawaki Noboru: To See the Universe in a Seed

The Museum of Modern Art Tokyo explores the experimental works of avant-garde painter Kitawaki Noboru, 1901-1951, focusing on his involvement in the Surrealist movement. Kitawaki, active in Kyoto in the ’30s and ’40s, was greatly influenced not only by Surrealism…

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Temporarily Closed – Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura

Artist Yasumasa Morimura debuted in 1985 with a series of self portraits based on Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. Ever since, self portraits have remained a significant element of Morimura’s work. By incarnating himself in recreations of famous paintings, movies and…

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