Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano’s “Deva Loka Genesis” at Art Statements, Hong Kong – in pictures

The iconic Japanese artist Yoshitaka Amano’s sci-fi fantasy, pop art works are juxtaposed with ancient Chinese Buddhist stone sculptures.

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Mr.’s otaku culture and Neo-Pop on view at New York’s Lehmann Maupin

Japanese visual artist Mr. presents “Sunset in My Heart” until 12 August at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, merging a happy-go-lucky Neo-Pop aesthetic with an intimate reflection on today’s oppressive occurrences.

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3 celebrated manga artists at The British Museum

The British Museum’s “Manga Now” exhibition features new commissioned works by 3 major names in Japanese manga art.

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What is Superflat art? Art Radar explains

Art Radar gives an overview of Superflat, the Japanese contemporary art movement started by Takashi Murakami that combines graphic design, hyper-sexualised manga characters and fine art aesthetics.

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"Post adolescent" art on display in two Taiwanese museums – picture feast

EMERGING ARTISTS TAIWANESE ART MUSEUM SHOWS COLLECTIONS An exhibition exploring the theme of “post adolescence” is presenting 72 works by younger generation Taiwanese artists, those between 25 and 35 years of age, in an effort to reveal their art creation … Continue reading

Animamix Biennial – an alternative biennial pushes aesthetic of comic art – interview curator Victoria Lu

ANIMATION ART BIENNIAL The Animamix Biennial is unique. The first was held in 2007, organised by Victoria Lu, an experienced curator and the Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai. This years show, also curated by Lu, spans four … Continue reading

Top 5 sites for Japanese contemporary art news by Matthew Larking

JAPAN ART READING What are the top sources of information about Japanese contemporary art? The Japanese art scene can seem impenetrable to non-Japanese speakers and yet, despite  this, there is a growing swell of global interest in contemporary art from Japan. There … Continue reading

Japanese contemporary art – changes and trends – by gallerist Koyanagi

JAPANESE ART SCENE Gallerist Atsuko Koyanagi discusses: why Japanese galleries group together in different districts how the opening of the Mori museum impacted the art scene Japanese government’s relationship with culture how Japanese and Western collectors differ the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading