Emerging Japanese artists resources

Guides to Galleries/Exhibitions
Great list of collectors, dealers in NY

Assembly Language – Reference list of Tokyo art gallery spaces.

Directory of museums in Japan
Tokyo Galleries, Art Market
ArtNews.com exhibitions Tokyo
Japan Times art exhibition listings:
Artist-in-residence program Tokyo
Tokyo Visualist – Book, Curators, Artists

Galleries:
AZITO: online gallery specializing in Japanese contemporary art
Mizuma Art Gallery

Journals
Web directory of journals, organizations and events.
Tokyo Art Beat – Art e-Journal

Artnet.com – Tokyo art scene reviews
Kyoto Art Center critical journal.
Monthly Japanese art scene e-journal.

Individual Articles/Reviews/Reports:
Frieze Magazine – Tokyo – 2007
Report on 101TOKYO CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2009
Brooklyn Rail – Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York
Emerging Artists from Japan

Edan Corkill reviews for Japan Times:
The ins and outs of competitive art shows
Art world fortunes linked to the ‘noughty’ economy
Murakami’s influence continues to prevail
The parallel world of art associations
Asian art ‘madness’ a la mode
This ‘Garden of Painting’ needs to be perennial

“The logical question, then, is why not make an exhibition on the period 1995-2010, and really explore what it was all about?

The answer Shima gave was disappointing. Yes, he wanted to do that. No, he didn’t because — “for one thing” — one of the prominent figures of the period, Takashi Murakami, refused to allow his work to be included. (In the past, Murakami has told me that he doesn’t want his work included in any group shows in Japan.) The other reason Shima gave was that the other artists wanted to show new work, as opposed to work dating back to the late-1990s.

Shima’s response was to narrow his focus to the ’00s — a period where the absence of Murakami would seem less like a gaping omission. At the same time, though, he surrendered the chance to tell us his interpretation of the period dating back to 1995…..

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