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Miquel Barceló

Miquel Barceló (1957), the highly-active, preeminent contemporary artist, presents a major overview of his work for the first time in Japan. Barcelóʼs career is based in Europe, beginning in Majorca where he was born. Since his stunning debut at Documenta…

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Love in the Edo Period: Romance in Ukiyo-e

Throughout the Edo period the newly wealthy merchant classes came to indulge in the more hedonistic joys of kabuki theater, Geisha and pleasure districts. Ukiyo-e came to document this period of Japan’s history through block prints and paintings, literally translated…

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Hasegawa Tohaku “Pine Trees” VR Screening

Like a samurai warlord proclaiming a new era after his conquest, the artist Hasegawa Tohaku proclaimed a new era with his brush. Tohaku’s ink painting “Pine Trees” is an enchanting masterpiece that remains shrouded in mystery. Tohaku’s enchanting work, which…

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Magic Hour: Twilight walking with Monet

Throughout December, Pola Museum, which houses the largest collection of Monet works in Japan, will host a special exhibition in which the works are displayed in warm and soft “dusk” lighting. The lighting in the exhibition room, designed by architect…

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En Route to Impressionism

The 19th Century saw a great development of landscape painting in France. The landscape came to be seen as the subject of the painting itself, not as a mythological or historical backdrop. In addition, the invention of tubes of paint…

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Suzuki Kiitsu’s Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn

Mountain Streams in Summer and Autumn, by Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858) depicts a Japanese cypress grove, streams rushing through the rocky mountain side, with a strong sense of reality yet filled with an eerily mysterious feeling. Kiitsu had been the leading…

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Johan Deckmann: You May Not Want to Hear This

MAKI Gallery is pleased to present You May Not Want To Hear This, Copenhagen-based artist Johan Deckmann’s first solo exhibition in Japan. Featured at our Tennoz I space will be an array of new paintings and mixed media sculptures as well…

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Miyamoto Saburo chronicle II

Featured image: Miyamoto Saburo, Dozing, 1974 This is the second of a two-part exhibition held throughout the year focusing on the career of the Western-style painter Miyamoto Saburo (1905-1974). Miyamoto was highly adept at figuration and realistic depictions. How did…

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TOKYO LOVEHOTELS Vol.23 #TIMEWILLTELL

Art-event organization Tokyo LoveHotels is back with another event, Vol.23 #TIMEWILLTELL. Prepare for a night of art, music, and experiences with local and international talents – all under one roof. Covid-19 restrictions and policies apply.   Oct 2nd (Sat) 2pm-8pm…

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“Handsome Men They Are” Exhibition

“Bishonen” is an attempt to pursue what people have been looking for in an ideal male image by following the images of young boys and young men expressed in Japanese visual culture throughout the years. The image of a woman,…

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GRANDMA MOSES: A Retrospective Exhibition

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, began painting in earnest in her 70s and produced over 1,600 works until her final year at the age of 101. Her paintings depict the natural beauty and rural…

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