Archive for the 'Events and Exhibitions' Category

Japanese architecture from the 19th to the 21st century

8 March, 2008


Tokyo is not renowned for its preservation of old buildings, in fact finding any over fifty years old is something of a minor miracle. Thankfully, the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum’s current exhibition – Rememberance of Places Past – is a wonderful collection of photographs of Japanese architecture from the 19th century to the present day, and provides a wonderful insight into how Tokyo has changed over the past hundred years.

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
21-9, Shirokanedai 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0071
Click here for a map of the local area

Nearest station
Tokyo Metro Shirokanedai (6 mins) or JR Meguro (7 mins)

Until 31 March, 2008

10.00am to 6.00pm daily
Adults ¥200, Students ¥160

You can visit the official web page here (Japanese only, I’m afraid)


Fabrica exhibition in Tokyo

5 February, 2008


Benetton’s advertising campaigns are always striking. It’s no surprise, then, to discover that the company’s founder, Luciano Benetton, founded an institution to nurture the creative talents of new and emerging artists: Fabrica.

Fabrica’s Les Yeux Ouverts exhibition is currently at Shiodome Italia in Tokyo, featuring a selection of the most important works from the 14 years since its inception. One of the biggest displays features a project for “Colors” magazine (see photo, above).

18 January – 2 March 2008

Shiodomeitalia Tokyo Shiodome Shio-site n.5, 2-14-1 Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0021.

Adults: ¥700; Students: ¥500

Interview with Fabrica’s General Manager, Alfio Pozzoni, at PingMag.

Further information from Tokyo Art Beat.

The UBS Art Collection on display in Tokyo

22 January, 2008

99 Cent

Investment bank UBS has, thanks to its numerous acquisitions, managed to build a quite impressive art collection. From the 2nd February to 6 April the Mori Art Museum will host a selection of UBS-owned works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky (whose fabulous “99 Cent” you can see above), Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Admission is ¥1,500 for adults, and ¥1,000 for students.

2 February – 6 April, 2008.

Mori Art Museum
53F Roppongi Hills, Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi Minatoku, Tokyo, Japan 106-6150.

Adults: ¥1,500; Students: ¥1,000.

Visit the Mori Art Museum’s official site.