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Makoto Aida will take part in this exhibition, which deals with art expressions in Japan from the early 20th century to today and focuses on the contrasting existence of special “heroes” and ordinary “people.”
In its inaugural three-part exhibition, Times Art Center Berlin will present a vital component of the Chinese art world which remains lesser known to international audiences and is under-represented on the global art scene, namely the contemporary art production from the Pearl River Delta (PRD).
The hugely ambitious Asia Pacific Triennial (APT) series returns to Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art this winter, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.
The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris will be highlighting the richness of Japan’s contributions to art and design with an exhibition titled “Japon-Japonismes, 1867-2018” from November 15, 2018 through March 3, 2019. The exhibition will present the museum’s collection of historic Japanese artworks – one of the most important in France – alongside Western Japanised creations.
The M+ museum in Hong Kong has established the Sigg Prize, an award that will be given to an artist working in the greater China region, which includes mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, among other countries, starting next year.
Takashi Murakami is having his first solo show in mainland China, which will feature several new works created for the show that encompasses many of the themes and characters that have come to define his career.
First launched in 1996, the Shanghai Biennale is not only China's most established and influential international biennale of contemporary art, but also one of the most important biennales in Asia.
The Rockbund Art Museum Shanghai will present the first large-scale solo exhibition in China by the Belgian-born artist Francis Alÿs, “La dépense,” from November 9, 2018 to February 24, 2019, curated by Yuko Hasegawa.
MadeIn Gallery presents Miao Ying's solo exhibition "Stones from Other Hills" opening on November 6, 2018. Following her first solo show “Content Aware” held in 2016 at MadeIn Gallery, "Stones from Other Hills" revolves around the artist's concept brand "HDD (Hardcore Digital Detox)", showcased in the form of VR devices, video, oil paintings and sculptures, all derived from HDD concept strategy website.
This year, as the foremost international event of contemporary art in Thailand, The Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of Culture (OCAC) is now producing the First Thailand Biennale in Krabi.
JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles presents “SOU FUJIMOTO: FUTURES OF THE FUTURE,” a showcase of over 100 models and large-scale photographs of past and current projects by the celebrated Japanese architect.
This first retrospective museum exhibition in Switzerland brings together almost fifty monumental photographs and many sculptures illustrating the main themes addressed by Chinese artist Liu Bolin over his career.
Merging the minimum constituent unit for both digital imagery and biological organisms, “PixCell" (Pixel + Cell) is conceived as the key proposition of the work by Kohei Nawa.
Tradition and modernity, indistinctness and form, ephemeral and eternity, two opposing sides of the same element: Japanese aesthetics or the art of the coexistence of opposites.
The calligrapher Yu-ichi Inoue is one of the most creative representatives of the post-World War II Japanese avant-garde. Transcending conventions and traditional rules, he elevated calligraphy to the rank of contemporary art.
A throne floating underneath the Pyramid of the Louvre – A monumental work by the sculptor Kohei Nawa.
How are the sense of wonder, the capacity to invent worlds, but also childhood fears and anxieties, constructed and become determined, in different contexts? The exhibition Another banana day for the dream-fish, after the modified title of a story by J.D. Salinger, tries to provide an answer.
This exhibition looks at not only current projects but also Fujimoto’s architectural experiments for the future asking the visitor to share in imagining a variety of futures of the future.
Ai Weiwei is one of China's best known contemporary artists. Photographer, architect, sculpter, performer, film-maker, and activist on social media, Ai Weiwei blends traditional Chinese thought with contemporary art, taking inspiration from Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol.
Artist and composer, Ryoji Ikeda is a major figure of the Japanese electronic music scene. His creations invite visitors to immerse themselves in a universe that blends sound, image, space, perceptual phenomena, and mathematical equations.
Does a common thread run through the work of the seven photographers who have been brought together for the exhibition A Beautiful Moment? This is not a very easy question to answer.
Roppongi Art Night is a one-night celebration of art staged in the district of Roppongi. A diverse range of works including not only artworks but also design, music, video and performance pieces are dotted around the Roppongi neighborhood with its high concentration of retail stores and cultural institutions, creating an extraordinary experience, while proposing a lifestyle that celebrates the enjoyment of art in everyday living.
The protean group teamLab presents an immersive and interactive installation spanning the frontiers of art, science, technology, and creativity. Their installations morph as visitors move about, generating eerie, dreamlike worlds.
For this second installment, Joanne Kim has organized a 10-day interdisciplinary festival, where six young Korean artists, Ryu Biho, Hwang Kim, Soyoung Chung, Helena Parada Kim, Hayoun Kwon, and Nahoon Park
This exhibition proves that Chinese artists undeniably framed that world, reinterpreting conceptual art practices and contributing artistic innovations of their own.
Drawing on Japan's political, cultural and social history, Takashi Murakami cultivates a world apart, both dark and fabulous, which combines Kawaii aesthetics with references to his country’s traumas, such as the atomic bomb or, more recently, the tsunami.
In Freeing Architecture, Ishigami elaborates upon his most recent research into function, form, scale and the environment in architecture, thereby revealing his vision for the future of the field.
The exhibition retraces the unique life of an artist whose career developed between two cultures. From the beginning of his career in Japan to his rise to fame and the discovery of his work, his career eventually led to the creation of a unique persona in the Paris of the Roaring Twenties.
Torn between a powerful cultural heritage and a national discourse on modernization, alternating between phases of openness and withdrawal, the cultural evolution of Japan in the early 1970s was marked by major social, political and natural events. Exhibition curator Yuko Hasegawa looks back on these turbulent decades during which Japan oscillated between globalisation and affirmation of its identity.
Based in Yangjiang, a Chinese city in the region of Canton where he lives and works, Zheng Guogu has been conducting a complex artistic project questioning society after the Cultural Revolution for the past twenty years.