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…

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.   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! As a result, the world is at the same time both…