We, as Japanese, will change the world history of art

The history of art, from the cave paintings of Lascaux to the Renaissance and contemporary art, has been by Westerners, for Westerners. Japanese and Asian art was a unique side stream, a mere garnish to support Western art. The world has changed, but the art world remains as Western-oriented as ever.

ART Driven Tokyo aims to change art history. The spirit of Zen, which is the pride of Japan, and the culture of Zen, which is based on wisdom and compassion, is now becoming a stronghold for troubled humanity. The spirit of Zen has been instilled in Japanese artists, and Japanese art, with its high level of spirituality, can no longer remain on the sidelines of the art world. We will do everything in our power to support the Japanese artists, with their delicate craftsmanship and sensitivity to the depths of the universe, and the museums and galleries that support them.

In the spirit of Zen, like Cézanne, Duchamp, and Warhol

In the spirit of Zen, Japanese art must lead the world, heal human beings, and contribute to human development. Just as Cézanne changed the history of art by painting not still lifes as he saw them, just as Duchamp raised fundamental questions about the value of art, and Warhol introduced the idea of mass production to the conventional wisdom of art, which prizes one-of-a-kind pieces, we, as Japanese, must change history.

To do so, we must break through the high and steep barriers of the world’s art critics. Every article on this news site will penetrate the hearts of art lovers around the world and invigorate the Japanese art market so that as many Japanese artists as possible will be able to compete in the global mainstream.