Japanese art

Five museum shows to see in Chicago this spring

From a retrospective of Chicago Imagist Christina Ramberg to a group show of Native American photography and video

Blum Gallery looks back on three decades of bringing Japanese contemporary art to the US

The gallery’s 30th-anniversary show chronicles the Japanese art movements it has had a hand in popularising across the Pacific


New book explores work of underrepresented abstract artist who married portrait with place

Miyoko Ito’s intriguing merger of internal and external space gets proper recognition and a fresh look in this visual feast

Art or design? Art Week Tokyo exhibition relooks at the role of craft in post-war Japanese art

Curator Kenjiro Hosaka on five highlights from his AWT Focus exhibition, which brings together over 100 works from participating galleries

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Five essential exhibitions to visit during Art Week Tokyo

Art Week Tokyo makes it easy to explore the city's many museum and gallery exhibitions. Our writers pick out some of the highlights to see this autumn

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Major Daido Moriyama retrospective in London highlights his early, influential experiments

The Photographers’ Gallery exhibition explores how the artist railed against tradition as post-war Japan turned its focus towards the West

Takashi Murakami: the pop artist on cartoons, capitalism and what he learnt from Star Wars

The Japanese artist, whose latest show opens in San Francisco this month, explains the connection between his colourful aesthetic and darker influences, including natural disasters and the pandemic


Killer Queue: Freddie Mercury fans go Ga Ga and line up round the block for Sotheby’s show

The masses are being drawn in by the chance to see objects both fine and personal

Typhoon-battered Yayoi Kusama pumpkin goes back on display in Japan

Artist’s huge sculpture at Benesse Art Site Naoshima has been restored after being severely damaged last year

Paris Photo proves that photography is now a woman’s game

Contemporary explorations of femininity that extend beyond the male gaze headline the fair’s latest edition

Gauguin and Van Gogh: their shared love of Japan revealed

“Beautiful women” in Gauguin’s rediscovered manuscript are now identified as by Kunisada—Vincent’s favourite Japanese printmaker

a blog by Martin Bailey

Manga and Camp: the art of going over the top

We talk about Manga, the subject of the British Museum's huge new show, and we explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke and Nancy Kenney. Produced by David Clack and Julia Michalska

The all-too-human Shinto gods descending on Cleveland

Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art aims to bring the Japanese belief system and its often quarrelsome deities vividly to life

Boston College mascot identified as Meiji bronze

The monumental bronze eagle was donated in 1954 by a gardener who inherited it from a diplomat and collector

Hokusai’s late style comes into view at the British Museum

Looking beyond his iconic Great Wave at treasures from the museum's collection and from around the globe

Statens Museum for Kunst assesses how Northern Europeans interpreted Japan

Japanomania returns once more to Copenhagen as the exhibition looks at how Nordic artists used Japanese art in their own work

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Japanese art finally finds favour in London

Contemporary Japanese artists have struggled for recognition in the capital, but that could be changing

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Market warms to Japanese avant-garde

A new auction record is set for Kazuo Shiraga

Tokyo collector Kenzo Kuroda opens New York space for contemporary Japanese art

Longhouse Projects wishes to introduce little known Japanese artists to New York - and the world

Japanese Outsider Art gets a warm Wellcome

The exhibition will bring together more than 300 works by residents of social welfare institutions on the country’s Honshu island

Jean Pigozzi's expansive collections in Congolese and Japanese art come together in new show

Jean Pigozzi convinces artist Carsten Höller to mix and match the French collector’s art in 'JapanCongo'

Illuminating lacquer maker Onishi Isao, one of Japan's Living National Treasures

“The beauty is in the process and the final object is the sum of the path"


Murakami to launch art fair Geisai in Basel next year

The Japanese art festival's new edition will be well placed to offer exposure to emerging stars

Murakami to Gagosian?

Japanese artist and curator may have moved on from his gallerist of 10 years

Rising Japanese stars at bargain prices to be found at Geisai

François Pinault was a judge at the vast but inexpensive Geisai fair

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These are the Japanese artists in the international league

Two have already broken the $1 million barrier, and auction prices are rising


Interview with Sherman Lee: “Innovation, wherever it occurs, is ‘modern’, and people could be more modern in ancient times than we are now”

One of the great connoisseurs of our time, the curator of the current exhibition of Chinese art at the Guggenheim talks about Chinese art seen from within and without