Bijutsu Techo (BT)/美術手帖

Japanese Contemporary Art Magazine

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About the Bijutsu Techo magazine

Bijutsu Techo is one of Japan’s foremost publications devoted to art. Since its launch in 1948, the magazine has brought its readers the latest in Japanese and global contemporary art, garnering widespread support among artists, critics, curators, and lovers of art. Its content has ranged from features on prominent Japanese artists like Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara, to areas outside of fine art including fashion, anime and other branches of pop culture. In 2015, the magazine published the first-ever issue of its international edition, Bijutsutecho International. There are many exciting plans in store for 2018, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the magazine’s founding.

Bijutsu Techo online

Bijutsu Techo has always been about “contemporary art today.” In 2017, the Bijutsu Techo website was set up with the mission of promoting the role of creativity in society, making the most of the trust and the network that the print version has built over the years. The website delivers topical news and information to its readers, aiming to establish a culture of art journalism in Japan that capitalizes on the capacity of online media for adaptivity and up-to-the-minute content.
https://bijutsutecho.com/

Publication

Mar. 2018 The Power of Words


Words in 2010's
Hiroshi Homura×Satoko Shibata
×Kenjiro Hosaka
TOLTA, Inu no senakaza
Mieko Kawakami×Takahiro Shibata
Shibitto, Akira Takayama/PortB
Modern Poetry Anthology
Interview: Lawrence Weiner

Feb. 2018 TV drama


Supervisor: Minako Okamuro
Tichi Yamada, Shizuka Oishi
Bakarhythm, Sumito Yamashita
Aki Isoyama, Nobuhiro Doi
Akiko Nogi×Ryota Kosawa
HiGH&LOW, Munechika Nishida
Interview: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller

Jan. 2018 Bio Art


BCL, Guy Ben-Ary, Ai Hasegawa
bio art research institute basic lecture
Tetsuya Komuro×Akira Wakita
bio artists & scientists files
Hideo Iwasaki, Yoshimi Yashiro
Interview: David Shrigley

Dec. 2017 100 keywords of Contemporary Art in 2010's


Critics & Trends
Aesthetics•Art theory / Medium
Photography / Technology
Exhibition / Museum / Conservation
Art Market / Society & Art
Book Guide / Chronology
Special Talk, School Guide
Interview: Atsushi Suwa

Nov. 2017 GENDER IS OVER!?


Anicka Yi, Simon Fujiwara
Futoshi Miyagi, Saeborg
Special Talk: Makoto Aida×
Eri Shibata×Hideaki Shirata
Feminism+Queer Art
Yoshitomo Nara
Interview: FX Harsono

Oct. 2017 New Food


Masayo Funakoshi, Asako Iwama
Hiraku Ogura, Yoshiki Hayashi
Talmary, Alice Waters
A Restaurant Beyond Food
Artists Files, Yoshiharu Doi
Yoshitane Akiyama
Article, Fear in Painting
Interview: Mona Hatoum

Sep. 2017 Kotori Kawashima


Kotori Kawashima is Japanese Photographer
Yuriko Ishida Photo Story
Kotori Kawashima Long Interview
Ryuichi Ishikawa×Kotori Kawashima
Essay: Teppei Kaneuji
Interview: Yasuyuki Okamura
Special Portfolio
Interview: Lieko Shiga

Aug. 2017 Nobuyoshi Araki


SPECIAL PHOTO
Exhibition
visual list
Nobuhiro Araki
2017 New Journey
2017 Exhibition Lists
Special Interview
Premier Photo
Lee Kit
Interview: Taro Izumi

Jul. 2017 Art Festivals!


Hikari Mitsushima×Japan Alps Art Festival
Oku-note Triennale
SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL
Reborn-Art Festival
Venice Biennale
documenta14
Criticisms on Art Festivals
Interview: Rieko Hidaka

Jun. 2017 SIGNALS! imagination of graffiti resonating


Supervisor: Enrico Isamu Oyama
New Stickers
Transition of Graffiti Culture
Futura 2000
PHASE2
COCO144
Essay: Genpei Akasegawa's posthumous works
Interview: Paulo Monteiro

May. 2017 Ryuichi Sakamoto


Long Interview
The History of Media Art
Shiro Takatani
Sakamoto's Music, Movie, Art
TALK: Shuta Hasunuma
Boris Groys
Interview: Ei Arakawa

April. 2017 Manabu Ikeda


Exhibition at Saga, Kanazawa, Tokyo
Rebirth
Long Interview
TALK: Mamoru Mouri×Manabu Ikeda
Interview: N.S. Harsha

Mar. 2017 Yayoi Kusama


Message from Yayoi Kusama
A Series of My Eternal Soul
Kusama's Works
Elizabeth Peyton
Tala Madani
Kerstion Bratsch
Akiko Kudo etc...
Interview: Naoki Ishikawa

Feb. 2017 Outsider Art


Non×Yoshitomo Nara
Curation on Magazine
Yomoko Konoike
Jean-Pierre Reynaud
Best Outsider Art
Movie『In this Corner of the World』
Sunao Katabuchi×Tamaki Saito
Robert Jackson
Interview: ASSEMBLE

Jan. 2017 Rhizomatiks


Daito Manabe Long Interview
Works and Organization
The History of Rhizomatiks
Media Art in 2017
Zach Lieberman×Daito Manabe
THE PLAY
Interview: Yasuyuki Nishio

Dec. 2016 New Artists 100


Young Japanese Artists
TALK: O JUN×Kyotaro Hakamata×Daisuke Ohba
Art Schools Guide
Interview: Christian Boltanski

Nov. 2016 ZEN


West Coast of Zen
San Francisco Zen Center
teamLab
Takashi Murakami×Shoji Yamada
Modern Art and Zen
Guide of Zen
Claire Bishop
Interview: Chikako Yamajo

Oct. 2016 Salvador Dalí


Fumi Nikaido×Gara&Salvador Dali
Works and a Life
The Relationship between Gara&Dali
Tadanori Yoko
The Truth of Dali movement
Dali and Psychoanalysis
Manifesta 11
Interview: Yurie Nagashima
OKAYAMA ART SUMMIT

Sep. 2016 #photograph


Daisuke Yokota
Anouk Kruithof
Felicity Hammond
Kennta Kobayashi
Key word of photograph
Artist Files
Guide book of photos
Interview: Teppei Kaneuji

Aug. 2016 Character Generation Method


Polygon Pictures
AGIN
Three Dimensional
BUBUKI/BURANKI
Yoshiharu Ishioka
Play Station
VR
Summer Lesson
A Theory of Character
Tsuyoshi Itoh×Tomoyo Iwashita×Sawayaka
Grant Kester
Interview: Yuki Okumura

Jul. 2016 2.5-Dimensional Culture


Musical "The Prince of tennis"
Kazuki Furuta
Dream Live 2016
Musical "Touken Ranbu"
Hiroki Suzuki
Keisuke Ueda
Shatner Nishida
Movie "KING OF PRISM"
Masakazu Hishida
Interview: Tatsumi Orimoto

Jun. 2016 Contemporary Art Practice


Ai Weiwei
Wolfgang Tillmans
Hito Steyarl
Global City Report
Walead Beshty
Serialization: Noi Sawaragi "Kiseinoseiki" Exhibition
Interview: Yasumasa Morimura

May. 2016 Jakuchu Ito


Nobuo Tsuji
Masako Ando's View
Jakuchu's places in Kyoto
Natsumi Eguchi
Chronological List of Jakuchu's Art
Masaaki Itakura
Takashi Murakami
Contemporary history of Jakuchu
Zen and Jakuchu
Seiki Kuroda
Interview: Koki Tanaka

Apr. 2016 MALE NUDE


Leslie Kee×Hiroyuki Ikeuchi
Sakiko Nomura
Art History of Men's Nude
Reiko Yuyama
Junko Kaneda
OSSU
The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama Kamakura
Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection
Interview: Yuji Takeoka