Contemporary Art

3 Contemporary Artists From Japan That You Should Know About!

Contemporary art is everywhere and comes in many forms. Some people appreciate it, while others prefer more traditional work. Japanese contemporary art has been influenced by several underlying factors. Some of these have come about through traditions and historical events. The country is known for being home to many pioneering artists who have transformed and…

Appreciate Contemporary Art in a Unique Setting at This Unmissable Event in Osaka

ART OSAKA (アート大阪) is an annual summer art fair and is one of the large art festivals in Japan. 2017 will mark its 15th year and for this year’s edition, 54 art galleries from within Japan and from other countries will be participating. ART OSAKA is an interesting event where hotel rooms are used as…

Art in Park Hotel Tokyo: The Perfect March Event for All Art Lovers!

There is a new art fair that is being held in Tokyo in March this year and will be held at Park Hotel Tokyo. While it is not the first hotel-based art fair in Japan, it isn’t a common occurrence which makes it even more of a worthwhile experience. The first hotel-based art fair was…

Genbi Shinkansen: Enjoy the ’World’s Fastest Art Experience’ this Spring!

Japan has, undoubtedly, the fastest train in the world known as “shinkansen.” With the coming of times, Japan Railway made a unique bullet train which sticks to a contemporary form of art. The train has been dubbed as Genbi, meaning “Contemporary Beauty” and regarded as the “world’s fastest art appreciation”. It has a stylish black…

Benesse Art Site: A Collective Way of Appreciating Art in Naoshima

Kagawa Prefecture is the smallest prefecture in Japan. However, it is boasting in beautiful scenery of unspoiled nature and country lifestyle particularly in the areas of Naoshima and Teshima. benesse-artsite.jp/ To express the beauty of art in these places, Benesse Holdings Inc. and Fukutake Foundation collected all the art-related activities into one and called it…

Amazing Contemporary Art with a View at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo!

If you’re interested in contemporary art exhibits by popular artists like Ai Weiwei, Tokujin Yoshioka and Bill Viola, then you may as well take your artistic mind to the Mori Art Museum in Roppongi. The museum was founded by Minoru Mori, one of Japan’s most powerful and influential building tycoons. The Exhibits Mori Art Museum…

The World of Momoyo Torimitsu

The writer of Ficciones (1944), Jorge Luis Borges, describes a perfect map which reports all details of the world and even adopts the actual size and volume of the world. This map is so perfect that it can’t be distinguished from the real thing! fr.m.wikipedia.org/ As a result, the world is at the same time…