With the city’s high concentration of art galleries, museums and exhibition halls, Tokyo has one of the most vibrant art scenes on the planet. Check out these must-see gallery exhibitions this spring.
Yohji Yamamoto & Yuka Asakura: Painting and Weaving Opportunity
This exhibition by award-winning fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto will delight and inspire. Featuring multimedia art and installations, the exhibition hopes to embody the link between textiles and paintings that has inspired Yamamoto’s collections as of late. Painting and Weaving Opportunity will be at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery until March 12, 2017.
Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM daily, 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays (closed Mondays)
Entrance: Adults ¥1200 / Students ¥800
David Bowie Is
Exploring the life and career of the late David Bowie, David Bowie Is includes paraphernalia from both on and off the set. Original costumes and set pieces, photography and handwritten lyrics by Bowie himself will be exhibited courtesy of the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition has already been a success overseas, and will be hosted by Terrada Warehouse, its only Asian venue, until April 9, 2017.
Hours: 10 AM to 8 PM daily, 9 PM Fridays (closed Mondays)
Entrance: Adults ¥2200 in advance/¥2400 at the door / Students ¥1000 in advance/¥1200 at the door
Tokujin Yoshioka: Spectrum
Tokujin Yoshioka’s interactive exhibition is aptly named; it will feature light-splitting prisms, allowing gallery goers to explore the colours of the rainbow. Yoshioka’s interest in the relationship between people and light informed the installation. Spectrum will be held at the Shiseido Gallery until March 26, 2017.
Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM, 6 PM Sundays (closed Mondays)
Mika Aoki: The Forest That Leads To You
Mika Aoki is praised for her beautiful glass sculptures and craftworks. The Forest That Leads To You exhibition will show off her coveted glass pieces, inspired by the unseen, microscopic world. Find it at the Pola Museum Annex until February 26, 2017.
Hours: 11 AM to 8 PM
N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey
Charming Journey takes a comprehensive look at the continuing artistic works and career of contemporary Indian artist N. S. Harsha. The multimedia exhibition will feature installations as well as paintings, photography and drawings exploring the nature, diversity and culture of southern India. The Mori Art Museum will be showcasing Harsha’s works until June 11, 2017.
Hours: 10 AM to 10 PM, 5 PM on Tuesdays
Entrance: Adults ¥1800 / Students ¥1200
Featuring multiple artists, this exhibition explores athleticism through art. It will not only showcase interpretations of the bodies of athletes and the human potential through multi mediums, but will feature technologies, gear and film to create an immersive experience. will exhibit Athlete runs from February 17–June 4, 2017 at 21_21 Design Sight.
Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM (closed Tuesdays)
Entrance: Adult ¥1,100 / Students ¥800
Shibori: Art of Japanese Resist Dyeing in Kyoto
Shibori is a dyeing technique used to create patterns on textiles, perfected in Japan for centuries. This traditional art is on the decline, however, and the Gallery Kopis hopes to bring the spotlight back with their Shibori: Art of Japanese Resist Dyeing in Kyoto exhibition. A must for anyone with an interest in fashion, crafts or history. From February 14–28, 2017.
Hours: 11 AM to 7 PM (closed on Tuesdays)
Tsuyoshi Hisakado: Hinamatsuri: Doll’s Day
Celebrate Japan’s Hinamatsuri with a visit to Tsuyoshi Hisakado’s Doll’s Day exhibition. The themed installation will feature dolls from Yamaguchi Prefecture, but a prominent theme will be vision, and how light, distance and reflection affect our perception. At Our Favourite Shop Gallery from February 15–March 5, 2017.
Hours: Noon to 9 PM (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
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This display of paintings is a re-imagining of Toru Kaneko’s 1992 exhibition, and this time will feature works from the Omnis group. The theme is “Disassembly of Image – Challenge to Reality”, and each artist will have a unique but complimentary take on the concept. “Evolving” is hosted by Shibuya Hikarie 8 from February 16-27, 2017.
Hours: 11 AM to 8 PM
Titian and the Renaissance in Venice
Explore the Renaissance of Venice through paintings by the great Titian and other masterful artists of the 15th and 16th centuries. Titian and the Renaissance of Venice will be at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum until April 2, 2017.
Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entrance: Adults ￥1600 / Students ￥1300