Beyond the polka dots: Up-and-coming artists from Japan – MutualArt


After attending the 2012 art show “Double Vision – Contemporary Art from Japan”, MutualArt has come out with a “watch list” of emerging Japanese contemporary artists.

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Yoshitomo Nara shows first-time bronze sculptures: Japan exhibition tour


Starting in July 2012, a huge exhibition of new work by 52-year-old Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara will travel to three museums in his home country.

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Whimsy or dark psychosis? Tate Modern Yayoi Kusama retrospective – review round up


The Tate Modern in London recently wrapped up a massive retrospective of works from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition covered all of Kusama’s major stylistic periods.

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Japanese Paramodel artists combine Vietnamese, Japanese toys in new work


Japanese “art unit” Paramodel recently wrapped up their exhibition at the Japanese Foundation Centre in Hanoi, entitled “the plastic model of paramodel is paramodel”.

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Japanese veteran photographers capitalise on traditional photographic methods – Tokyoartbeat


JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY ARTIST INTERVIEW Master post-war Japanese photographers Kozo Miyoshi and Asako Narahashi have been practising photography from the era before digital for over thirty years, and both are deeply revered by today’s contemporary photographers. We couldn’t resist giving you a heads … Continue reading

Japanese contemporary art book resource: Tokyo Visualist


Art Radar looks at Tokyo Visualist, a book that helps readers access the world of Japanese contemporary art through interviews, essays and artist biographies.

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Tatzu Nishi’s ‘Merlion Hotel’ over-hyped? Art Radar collects opinions and images


The Merlion Hotel could be considered the centre piece of the 2011 Singapore Biennale. What has response has it engendered from the public and critics?

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Young Japanese curators bankrolled by Takashi Murakami – Japan Times


Report by The Japan Times on cutting-edge exhibitions organised by Japanese curator group 0000 that drew attention (and funds) from Takashi Murakami.

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