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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How magic was the Yokohama Triennale 2011? Highlights round up


After the terrible disasters that befell Japan this year, Art Radar looks at the works that made The Yokohama Triennale 2011 live up to its theme “OUR MAGIC HOUR”.

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Christie’s Hong Kong autumn 2011 sales: Indonesian art triumphs, Indian falters amid cautious market


The response to Christie’s Hong Kong day sale of Asian Contemporary Art, held on 27 November 2011, was restrained. 28 percent of works in the 273-lot sale failed to sell.

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Unravelling history in “Japanese House” – Tomoko Yoneda at ShugoArts


Japanese-style houses built in Taiwan at the turn of the century are the subject in a new series by photographer Tomoko Yoneda, called “Japanese House”.

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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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Yayoi Kusama ‘Dots Room’ enchants young child – video on Hyperallergic


In this joyous video a child runs excitedly around Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Dots Mirrored Room (1996), on display at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, USA.

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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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