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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Mrs Pauline Gandel

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech Pauline Gandel Cocktail Reception Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, Director Akimoto, President of Trustees Myers, Director Ellwood, Distinguished …
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NGV Gallery of Japanese Art Opening Remarks: Director Yuji Akimoto

Photo courtesy of William Hung Opening Speech  Yuji Akimoto (Director 21st Century Museum of Art Kanazawa Japan) Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art Opening October 2 2012 National Galley of Victoria Ambassador Sato, Ambassador Rotem, Consul-General Sobashima, President of Trustees …
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NGV : The Pauline Gandel Gallery of Japanese Art

Photo by Shannon Macgrath © Pauline Gandel Under a canopy of cherry blossoms in a transformed Great Hall at the NGV, Mr Yuji Akimoto, Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, officially opened the Pauline Gandel …
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The Whitney Museum: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective

Image courtesy of Whitney Museum Priestess of Polka Dots/Eccentric Art or Louis Vuitton Brand Ambassador? The queues at the Whitney Museum for entry to the Kusama Yayoi retrospective (Read NY Times Review) were, yes, admittedly longer and more decorous than …
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Maio Motoko Studio Visit

A little like Aladdin’s cave, dark and full of golden and silver treasures, might be one way of describing Maio Motoko’s attic storage of antique fabrics. Shelves and shelves, boxes and boxes of these textile gems provide a creative source …
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Art Crafting Towards the Future : 21st Century Museum of Art

A highlight of our recent trip to Japan, April 27 saw us at the opening of a stunning and stimulating exhibition of contemporary ‘craft’ (工芸 kogei) at the internationally renowned 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan.  Entitled ‘Art …
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Nihonga Japanese Painting : Hamilton Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery, Australia 30 May – 11 July 2012 Details A valuable collection of Nihonga paintings was donated to the State of Victoria by the International Culture Appreciation and Interchange Society of Japan in 1977 to commemorate the signing …
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Aida Makoto: Heisei Kanjin Project

‘I want to become a symbolic artist of Japanese strangeness…’ is how Aida Makoto (b. 1965) described himself during an interview with the Japan Society in 2011. After listening to him being interviewed at the Mori Art Academy a few weeks ago, …
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Nakano Kaoru

Paper jewellery challenges our normal ideas of ‘precious’ and ‘value’ in a most confronting way. It demands that we look beyond the material to an appreciation of design and imagination. One of the most creative women artists in the current …
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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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