Artworks & exhibitions in Tokyo

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Tezuka Osamu’s Characters on Parade, 2019, Kokusai-Tenjijō station, Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan feat

Osamu Tezuka’s ceramic relief in Kōtō, Tokyo – Astro Boy & Beyond

Osamu Tezuka is often referred to as the Walt Disney of Japan. Regarded as one of the most legendary Manga artists of his generation, Tezuka sometimes went by other celebrated titles, including “god of manga” and the “godfather of anime”. In 2019, 30 years after his passing, a large ceramic relief was installed to pay […]

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The extraordinary Moriyama House – By SANAA’s Ryue Nishizawa

Moriyama House (2005) is a perfect example of a home designed to represent a community, while at the same time connecting the inside and outside. The building is located in Kamata, Tokyo and the brainchild of Ryue Nishizawa of Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm SANAA. The multi-building residence consists of ten separate buildings, ranging from 1

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Louise Bourgeois – Maman (Spider), 1999, Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai, 2018

Louise Bourgeois’ iconic spider Maman – Everything you need to know

Introduction Louise Bourgeois’ art has always been inspired by her upbringing and childhood. As an artist, Bourgeois remained at the forefront of successive new developments for over six decades that she had been in the industry. She always did so in her own powerful and inventively ingenious terms. In 1982, at the age of 71

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Andy Warhol’s Silver Clouds & His plan to retire from painting

Andy Warhol is no stranger to critical acclaim; his various works introduced thousands of audiences to contemporary art, which helped to put American artists on the map, and it waged war against abstract expressionism. Warhol effectively managed, time and time again, to shatter distinctions in art and he helped to reshape the aesthetic criteria that

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Andreas Gursky’s Stock Exchanges – Humans reduced to a blob of color

Andreas Gursky is a German photographer and professor. He is most well known for large format architecture and landscape color photos, and following the 1990s, Gursky has been using technology and computers to edit and enhance his photos. First Stock Exchange photo in 1990 Gursky is known for using an elevated vantage point as his

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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival on Sumida river

Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida river mimicking a stream of

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What is the Senseless Drawing Bot? Takahiro Yamaguchi & So Kanno

The Senseless Drawing Bot by the two Japanese Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno explores the relationship between machine and art and was shown at the exhibition “UTOPIA no OSHIRASE” in Tokyo in October 2011. What the device does The Senseless Drawing Bot is a self-propelling device on a skateboard that sprays abstract linework on a

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