“Sunshower: Southeast Asian art 1980s to Now” at National Art Centre and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo


Commemorating the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), this ambitious exhibition showcases the contemporary art of the region through multiple media.

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Why are regional art shows so tricky to curate? The Japan Times


The decision to bring contemporary Arab art to Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum also brought with it a number of curatorial challenges, among them, how to define the “Arab world”.

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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

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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VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants


The week-long VIP Art Fair is soon to debut its entirely online event and has released a list of participating galleries and artist highlights. Opening on Saturday 22 January, this unusual fair is free to browse through but offers special features to VIP ticket holders. We list the attending galleries and artist/artwork highlights as well as give readers an idea of what to expect if they participate.

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3331 Arts Chiyoda takes chill off winter, residence facilities at discounted rate


The 3331 Arts Chiyoda centre based in Akihabara, Tokyo has announced a special offer to those wishing to take part in its Artist and Curator residence program. Throughout November and December the residence and studio facilities are being offered to artists at a special rate of 200,000 yen (normally 280,000 yen) per month. This is a multidisciplinary residence program that applies to virtually any form of artistic expression. We provide an overview of the programme and the space.

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Japanese gallery MEM re-opens in new Tokyo space with RongRong & inri exhibition


ART GALLERIES JAPAN ART EXHIBITIONS CHINESE ARTISTS MEM, an art gallery based in Tokyo that represents mainly Japanese contemporary artists, has moved to a new gallery space in NADiff a/p/a/r/t in Tokyo. MEM announced this news in early September so should … Continue reading

Curator Tobias Berger talks about Korean contemporary art scene in 4 questions


SOUTH KOREA CONTEMPORARY ART INTERVIEW CURATOR Art Radar recently spoke with German-born curator Tobias Berger, who currently holds the position of Chief Curator at the Nam June Paik Art Center, about the Center’s exhibition “The Penguin that goes to the Mountain”. During … Continue reading