MAKOTO AIDA

THE ANTI-SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTIST By Andrew Maerkle -- "There's a secret smoking room behind the video installation of me singing karaoke as Joseph Beuys, Artistic Dandy (2018), so I could hear the song as I smoked. I mean, probably no serious artist anywhere else in the world would make a work like that. But the work is not an arrogant critique of the socially-engaged artists epitomized by Beuys. It's more an expression of my doubt that they would ever let me join their club."

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Crossroads of the Lives of Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Toshi Shimizu: A number of thoughts occurred to me while viewing the “Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Toshi Shimizu: Crossroads of their Lives” exhibition at Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts...View More >

LAWRENCE WEINER

MEANING RESTS WITHIN By Andrew Maerkle -- “As far as translations go, I mean, gee whiz, it’s like a reproduction. There are lousy reproductions of things and there are decent reproductions – but it’s still a reproduction of the same thing.”View More >

NICOLAS BOURRIAUD

BETWEEN PRACTICE AND THEORY By Futoshi Hoshino -- "I’ve been writing for years, actually, but I like the idea of writing something that would be the perfect posthumous book."View More >

16TH TAISHIN ARTS AWARDS ANNOUNCED

One of Taiwan’s most prestigious honors in the fields of art and culture, the 16th annual Taishin Arts Awards were announced at a ceremony held in Taipei on Jun 2. Established by the Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, the Taishin Arts Awards honor outstanding works presented in Taiwan over the preceding year in the visual and performing arts. View More >

WENDELIEN VAN OLDENBORGH: PT I

STARING WITH EQUALITY By Andrew Maerkle -- "As you say, we need to go deeper into the symbolic sphere as well. There is a phenomenon of very strong and open anti-black racism emerging in the Netherlands now, on top of which there are also people who deny that there is any racism at all, so we are really fighting over the Dutch imaginary, and ideas about what it means to be Dutch."View More >

SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA (RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE): PT I

WITHIN ME LATITUDE WIDENS By Andrew Maerkle -- "The anxiety about global terrorism goes as far back as Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent (1907), which is based on real events of the late 19th century. What is the terrorist in that book trying to do? He’s trying to blow up Greenwich Mean Time. He is actually attempting to blow up global time."View More >

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HIROHIKO ARAKI JOJO EXHIBITION: RIPPLES OF ADVENTURE

Art Museum Exhibition Page: http://www.nact.jp/english/exhibitions/2018/jojoex-2018/ Exhibition Homepage: http://jojoex-2018.com/en/   ■Overview Having first been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, created by the manga artist Hirohiko Araki, marked its 30th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition, aView More >

Art Museum Exhibition Page: http://www.nact.jp/english/exhibitions/2018/jojoex-2018/ Exhibition Homepage: http://jojoex-2018.com/en/   ■Overview Having first been serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1987, JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, created by the manga artist Hirohiko Araki, marked its 30th anniversary in 2017. This exhibition, aView More >

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SHOP@CAFE monyochita pomichi “hello hello konnichiwa”

August 2 (Thursday) – September 30 (Sunday), 2018 Venue: Café d’Art at Hara Museum ARC   SHOP@CAFE is a regular event that introduces artworks and goods under the catchphrase “Living with Art.” This summer, for the seventh installment of theView More >

August 2 (Thursday) – September 30 (Sunday), 2018 Venue: Café d’Art at Hara Museum ARC   SHOP@CAFE is a regular event that introduces artworks and goods under the catchphrase “Living with Art.” This summer, for the seventh installment of theView More >

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Iri and Toshi Maruki: Understanding The Hiroshima Panels

Hiroshima-native Iri Maruki (1901-1995) and his Hokkaido-born wife Toshi (née Toshiko Akamatsu, 1912-2000) collaborated on art works that depicted human catastrophes such as war and pollution. Iri, who developed a unique style with ink painting, and Toshi, who studied oilView More >

Hiroshima-native Iri Maruki (1901-1995) and his Hokkaido-born wife Toshi (née Toshiko Akamatsu, 1912-2000) collaborated on art works that depicted human catastrophes such as war and pollution. Iri, who developed a unique style with ink painting, and Toshi, who studied oilView More >

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Lee Kit ‘We used to be more sensitive.’

ⓒLee Kit, courtesy the artist and ShugoArts This autumn, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art will present Lee Kit ‘We used to be more sensitive.,’ the first exhibition to be held at a Japanese museum by the Hong Kong-born andView More >

ⓒLee Kit, courtesy the artist and ShugoArts This autumn, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art will present Lee Kit ‘We used to be more sensitive.,’ the first exhibition to be held at a Japanese museum by the Hong Kong-born andView More >

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NEWS: Maiko Haruki “Moment” @The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma

Maiko Haruki participates in “Moment” @The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma Hours: 9:30 – 17:00 ( last admission 16:30 ) Close: on Mondays (except July 16, August 13), July 17 Admission Fee: Adults: 820 (650) yen, University & high school students:View More >

Maiko Haruki participates in “Moment” @The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma Hours: 9:30 – 17:00 ( last admission 16:30 ) Close: on Mondays (except July 16, August 13), July 17 Admission Fee: Adults: 820 (650) yen, University & high school students:View More >

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Dynamism and Stillness

[Part I] June 30 (Saturday) – August 23 (Thursday), 2018 [Part II] August 24 (Friday) – September 30 (Sunday), 2018 Kankai Pavilion (Traditional East Asian Art) Over the ages, in both the East and the West, artists have sought outView More >

[Part I] June 30 (Saturday) – August 23 (Thursday), 2018 [Part II] August 24 (Friday) – September 30 (Sunday), 2018 Kankai Pavilion (Traditional East Asian Art) Over the ages, in both the East and the West, artists have sought outView More >

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