Bijutsu Techo (BT)/美術手帖

Japanese Contemporary Art Magazine

[ COMPANY ]

BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA CO., LTD.
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    5F, Meguro Central Square, 3-1-1 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8203
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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. 2016 Kozan Miyagawa and Meiji Crafts


Supervision: Yuji Yamashita
"Beautiful Deformed" potter, Kozan Miyagawa
Yasuyuki Namikawa
Katsuyoshi Syoami
Rokuzan Ando
Exhibition "Discordant Harmony"
Noi Sawaragi
Interview: Keisuke Yamaguchi

Feb. 2016 Naoki Urasawa


Naoki Urasawa is Japanese manga artist
Naoki Urasawa Exhibition
long interview the private Japanese comic history
visual analysis theory
TV program"Comic Study of Naoki Urasawa"
Comic Note
ISSEY MIYAKE MEN
Tim Griffin
Interview: Tsuyoshi Ozawa

Jan. 2016 Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats


supervision: Mari Hashimoto
Ahead of the history of Eccentric School
Higashiyamagyomotsu and Dobosyu
Medici family government and art
Special supplements《in the land of the dead, stepping on the tail of a rainbow》
Yoko Ono
Interview: Tomoko Konoike

Dec. 2015 STAR WARS


Episode VII "The Force Awakens" SF argument, mythology, design, VFX, analysis from music
Teppei Kaneuji
Young Adults U.S.A.
Mokuma Kikuhata×Noi Sawaragi
Ryuta Ushiro×Yohei Kurose
Noi Sawaragi
Interview: Masato Nakamura

Nov. 2015 Kyoto's Master Craftsmanship


Akiko Kikuchi×Noh costume workshops
Shinsaigu shop×Tomoko Konoike
Classic Japanese Craftsmanship
Tool box of Kyoto
Wolfgang Tillmans
R.I.P: Takuma Nakahira
Interview: Omer Fast

Oct. 2015 Shunga


Mika Ninagawa×Dan Mitsu
Shunga Lecture for Women: Nameko Shinsan×Nayuka Mine×Nashiko Rokude
Makoto Aida×Takato Yamamoto×Ryoko Kimura
Kyoichi Tuduki
Mameban
The Art Field
<Novel> Kikuko Tsumura
Interview: Dinh Q. Le

Sep. 2015 Painter and War


Machiko Kyo×Noi Sawaragi
Mr.×Kiyoshi Aizawa
Tsuyoshi Ozawa
Junkichi Mukai, Saburo Miyamoto, Tsuguharu Fujita
Mokuma Kikuhata
Basic Information
Rerecording "We were war painters"
Satoshi Ono "FREESTYLEII"
Noi Sawaragi
Interview: Cai Guo-Qiang

Aug. 2015 Fashion


Rurumu×Tina Tamashiro
Noriko Nakazato×Miona Hori
Maiko Kurogochi, Keisuke Nagami
Noi Sawaragi×Yoshikazu Yamagata
Chronological Table: Transition of Street Fashions and History
The 56th La Biennale di Venezia
Interview: Kosai Hori

Jul. 2015 Kyosai Kawanabe


Description by Yuji Yamashita
《新富座妖怪引幕》
Akira Yamaguchi
Yasuyuki Nishio
Hisashi Tenmyoya
Naoyuki Kinoshita
Kyosai's life story read in comic
A series of Toshikatsu Omori
Interview: Hiroshi Sugito

Jun. 2015 Post Internet


New Museum Triennial 2015 "Surround Audience"
"Prototypes of Worldmaking"
Dominick Chen×gnck×Sekai Kozuma
Akihiko Taniguchi×HouxoQue
Noi Sawaragi
Interview: Meiro Koizumi

May. 2015 The Frontline of Japanese Art


Ryuta Ushiro×Yohei Kurose: New generation artists
Masaya Chiba
Yuko Mori
Shuta Hasunuma
Yusuke Asai
Hiroyuki Nisogi
Aya Momose
Yoshinori Tanba
<Nobel> Kaori Fujino
Interview: Gabriel Orozco

Apr. 2015 Akira Yamaguchi


Essay by Akira Yamaguchi
New Interview
Keywords of Yamaguchi
TALK: Toshiyuki Inoko, Yu Nagashima,
TALK: Makoto Aida×Hiroyuki Matsukage×Akira Yamaguchi
Noi Sawaragi
A Series of Toshikatsu Omori
Interview: Kengo Kito