Must-See Art Guide: Tokyo

This week's guide includes Karl Lagerfeld, Yoko Ono, Hishida Shunso, and more.

Hishida Shunso, Wang Zhaojun (The Chinese Princess) (1902). Courtesy of Zenpo-ji Temple and The National Museum of Modern Art.
Yoko Ono, Keys to open the skies. Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Yoko Ono, Keys to open the skies. Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Stories have been told about it, people from all over visit it, and some even get lost in it, and it will soon be the host of the next Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2020—and yes, we’re talking about Tokyo this week. Adding another string to the bow starting today, Art Fair Tokyo, in its 11th edition, offers a wide range of works, from antiques and crafts to modern and contemporary art with its 157 exhibiting galleries. Although it’s the city’s main and largest art event this week, it doesn’t stop there. Make sure to take the chance to explore the countless art galleries and museums, from Whitestone Gallery and Yumiko Chiba Associates to The National Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo—the choice is yours.

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Coat Dress Autumn-Winter 1995. Courtesy of Mitsubushi Ichigokan Museum.

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Coat Dress Autumn-Winter 1995. Courtesy of Mitsubushi Ichigokan Museum.

Exhibition: “Paris Haute Couture”
When: March 4–May 22, 2016
Where: Mitsubushi Ichigokan Museum, 2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Hishida Shunso, Wang Zhaojun (The Chinese Princess) (1902). Courtesy of Zenpo-ji Temple and The National Museum of Modern Art.

Hishida Shunso, Wang Zhaojun (The Chinese Princess) (1902). Courtesy of Zenpo-ji Temple and The National Museum of Modern Art.

Exhibition: “MOMAT Collection | Special Feature: Spring in Full Bloom: A Nihon-ga Festival”
When:
March 8–May 15, 2016
Where:
The National Museum of Modern Art, 3-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (1978). Courtesy of Sansiao Gallery.

Richard Pettibone, Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe (1978). Courtesy of Sansiao Gallery.

Exhibition: Movie Folks
When:
April 9–May 21, 2016
Where:
Sansiao Gallery, B1F Sansho Bldg, 3-2-9 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Atsushi Kamijyo, Budokan Overlooking from “To-y Silent Night” (1986). Courtesy of Gallery Naruyama.

Atsushi Kamijyo, Budokan Overlooking from “To-y Silent Night” (1986). Courtesy of Gallery Naruyama.

Exhibition: Atsushi Kamijyo: To-y Budokan 1985
When:
April 21–May 21, 2016
Where:
Gallery Naruyama, 205 Matsuoka Kudan, Building 2-2-8, Tokyo, Japan

Zai Kuning, Ruang yang tersembunyi – Hidden space in solitary (2016). Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts.

Zai Kuning, Ruang yang tersembunyi – Hidden space in solitary (2016). Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Ombak Hitam
When:
April 23–June 11, 2016
Where:
Ota Fine Arts, 6-6-9 Roppongi, Piramide Building 3f, Tokyo, Japan

Installation view. Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

Installation view. Courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

Exhibition: Selection of Global Japanese Artists: Gutai-today and to the Future
When:
April 29–May 30, 2016
Where:
Whitestone Gallery, 5-1-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Installation view. Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates.

Installation view. Courtesy of Yumiko Chiba Associates.

Exhibition: Kanji Wakae “Visibility
When:
May 13–June 11, 2016
Where:
Yumiko Chiba Associates, Park Grace #316, Nishi-Shinjuku 4-32-6, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Yosuke Takeda, 082055 (2015). Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery.

Yosuke Takeda, 082055 (2015). Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery.

Exhibition: “Yosuke Takeda ‘Arise’”
When:
May 14–June 11, 2016
Where:
Taka Ishii Gallery, 3-10-11 B1, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Yoko Ono, A CLOUD SHOVEL (1971–2015). Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Yoko Ono, A CLOUD SHOVEL (1971–2015). Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery.

Exhibition: Yoko Ono ‘Garasu no kado’”
When:
May 14–June 26, 2016
Where:
Tomio Koyama Gallery, 3-10-11, Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Toru Kamiya, SC (2015). Courtesy of SCAI The Bathhouse.

Toru Kamiya, SC (2015). Courtesy of SCAI The Bathhouse.

Exhibition: Toru Kamiya ‘Modest Engagement’
When:
May 20–June 25, 2016
Where:
SCAI The Bathhouse, 6-1-23 Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan


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