Category Archives: Exhibitions

Ogata Korin : Nezu Museum of Art

Irises and Eight Bridges: Masterpieces by Kōrin from the Nezu Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art Nezu Art Musuem Tokyo April 21 – May 20 2012 After nearly a century apart, Ogata Korin’s (1658-1716) two master works of screen …
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Genga: Otomo Katsuhiro

There is a line, snaking around the block as far as the eye can see, of people of all ages, backgrounds and types – bartenders, low-level yakuza, manual laborers… me…all eagerly queuing to shuffle in single file at a painstakingly …
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Japanese Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston : Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum March 20 – Jun 10 2012 ‘Most anecdotes on Shohaku describe an arrogant, brazen, aggressive individual’ , but it is a work by this artist that tops the Tokyo National Museum poll of favourite works at the …
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Kamisakka Sekka Dawn of Modern Japanese Design : Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Australia 22 June – 22 July & 25 July – 26 August 2012 Continuing its longstanding commitment to bringing serious international collections of Japanese art to Australia, the AGNSW will exhibit the brilliant work of …
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Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920–1945 : Japan Society New York

Japan Society New York Until June 12 2012 Japan in the 1920’s and 1930’s was a stimulating melting pot of domestic and foreign social and cultural influences.  In art and design some of the most exciting work was created in …
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Ito Jakuchu Colorful Realm : National Gallery of Art Washington

To celebrate Spring and the centenary donation of  3000 cherry blossom trees to Washington DC from Tokyo, the city is planning a five week celebration that ‘will unify and electrify the city, the nation, and the world’ As part of …
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Roppongi Art Night 2012

The Roppongi Hills art precinct and shopping centre in Tokyo is an art lover’s dream with artworks hidden around every corner and events and new installations happening constantly. It is home to a number of Japan’s newest art musuems and …
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Storytelling in Japanese Art : The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Storytelling in Japanese Art November 19, 2011 – May 6, 2012 The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Exhibition Page In New York for Christmas? The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fascinating exhibition of Japanese paintings and handscrolls highlighting …
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Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever : Gallery of Modern Art

Look Now, See Forever Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland November 19, 2011 – March 11, 2012 http://qag.qld.gov.au/exhibitions Contemporary at 82 years of age Kusama Yayoi is well known for her eccentrically appealing ‘dotty’ artwork. That large pumpkin on the pier …
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Maio Motoko Fleeting Moments : Lesley Kehoe Galleries

Fleeting Moments The Contemporary Screens of Maio Motoko Exhibition opens – November 17 Maio Motoko was in Melbourne for our gallery opening in March and left a string of ardent suitors in her wake. And that was with only a …
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