After Fukushima and Taro Okamoto Exhibition Review

Recently, I contributed two articles, for Artinfo and Japan Times. One is on the incident of Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and the reaction of art world, and the other one is a review on Taro Okamoto exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo. So please take a look. Thanks.

"After Fukushima: How Art Can Again Help Japan Find Its Way"

"There are oppositions that attract"
Review on Taro Okamoto exhibition
By SHINYA WATANABE. Special to The Japan Times


Shinya Watanabe Official Website is Now Open

I renewed my website, "shinyawatanabe.net". On this site, I will post my new articles and curatorial related activities. Check it out!



Two Art Reviews for Japan Times

Recently, I contributed some art exhibition reviews for Japan Times. You can read the whole articles on the website below. Enjoy!

Japanese art has come a long way: a curator's top five 2010 exhibitions

Aki Sasamoto: Strange Attractors


Happy New Year 2011

For me, year 2010 became the year of change. After moving out from NY, I left my position at the cultural foundation of Tokyo, and became back to independent curator again. Through this process, I could recognize lots of things, such as structural problems of Japanese institutions, and the activities which I should focus on.

I would like to make the year of 2011 for the kick-start year of my long-term research and curatorial project called Eurasia (Euro-Asia=Eur-Asia). About the activities, I would like to introduce this blog also.

I wish year 2011 will be a wonderful year for all people in the world.


Shinya Watanabe