Young artist reinventing the nihonga genre
A French update on Gulliver’s Travels.
Trendy Harajuku department store presents a musical showcase
ASEAN nations and Japan celebrate ties through music
Triennial exhibition on emerging artists
The Mori’s triennial focus on emerging artists returns for the fourth time since the museum’s opening. The theme for the first “Roppongi Crossing” is “Out of Doubt.” Like many current arts impresarios, the curators are using Japan’s 2011 calamity as a springboard to consider the current state of Japanese contemporary art, and what they view as heightened social awareness resulting from the triple disaster. What kinds of discussions can arise through art from the doubt now being expressed about generally accepted ideas and existing systems? 29 Japanese artists and groups, mainly born in the 1970s and 80s, present their answers.