Hermès, Hiroshi Sugimoto collaboration results in wearable art photography


The recent trend of artist-fashion label collaboration continues with Japanese contemporary artist Hiroshi Sugimoto and French luxury fashion brand Hermès.

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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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Palais de Tokyo expands: More room for international contemporary art


Eleven Asian artists have been included in the inaugural edition of La Triennale, which was launched at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris on 20 April 2012.

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Louis Vuitton gets Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dots


Marc Jacobs of Louis Vuitton continues to push fashion and art collaboration to the cutting edge as his partnership with the contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama proves.

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Post-disaster reflections in Japan-Australia art exhibition “Alternating Currents”


The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) in cooperation with the Japan Foundation attempts to show art that has been influenced by Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake.

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Asian Art Biennial 2011: 40 artists from New Zealand to Kazakhstan – event alert


Forty Asian artists are participating in the 2011 Asian Art Biennial. Curator Iris Shu-Ping Huang has asked each to reflect upon today’s “M-shaped” Asian society.

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Takashi Murakami tops Japanese artist by auction price list – Artprice


Two out of the three artists on Artprice’s top ten list of best auction results generated by Japanese artists (August 2011) are contemporary: Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama.

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Horrific events in Japan and how art helps – ART IT columnist Kyoichi Tsuzuki


In an article for ART IT, columist Kyoichi Tsuzuki takes some time to show us how art has been utilised by Japanese people during and after horrific and extreme events.

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