Tag Archives: Contemporary Art

Unryuan selected for Art Crafting Towards the Future : 21st Century Museum of Art

Art Crafting towards the Future 21st Century Museum Kanazwa Japan From April 28 – August 31, 2012 Dragon born lacquer master Unryuan Kitamura Tatsuo celebrates his significant 60th year with an invitation to exhibit works in a ground-breaking exhibition at …
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Unryuan - The Golden Dragon

Kitamura Tatsuo, contemporary lacquer master, was born in the Year of the Dragon. His art name Un-ryuu-an 雲−龍—庵— contains the character for dragon and translated means the ‘retreat of the dragon in the clouds’.  2012 sees Kitamura celebrating his 60th …
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The Ruin of Modern Art

‘If each era gets the art it deserves, then the age of finance capitalism deserves the carcass of a rotting shark that no amount of formaldehyde can preserve.’ In our last newsletter we drew attention to the ongoing re-assessment of …
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Critiquing Contemporary Art

*Judges from ‘Work of Art’ image per Bravo TV Those with a long association with Lesley Kehoe Galleries will be familiar with our emphasis on beauty and lack of patience with much of the over-intellectualized concept-driven work that struts the …
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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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Shumei Kobayashi at Azuma Restaurant Sydney

The stunning textile art of master Shumei Kobayashi was on exhibit at the gallery in April. A regular visitor to Sydney, this was Shumei’s first exhibition in Melbourne for decades. Gracing the walls of Tetsuya’s restaurants in both Sydney and …
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Mitsuo Shoji Opening Night : Lesley Kehoe Galleries

October 5th, 2011 At the peak of an acclaimed national and international career, Mitsuo Shoji has returned to Melbourne. In 1973 Mitsuo Shoji took up a teaching position at Caulfield Institute of Technology, his first overseas experience and the beginning …
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The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial : GOMA

APT6 2009 Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane With memories of a decidedly negative, even antagonistic response to the Yokohama Triennale some years back, I approached the Brisbane Asia Pacific Triennale with detached trepidation. Concept-driven, over-intellectualized contemporary …
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Shinichi Maruyama

“It is said that a Zen Garden represents in a three dimensional space the spirits of high priests who have achieved enlightenment. The Zen garden is the expression of boundless cosmic beauty in a physical environment, created through intense human …
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