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Arts Guide

Newspaper article International New York Times

Arts Guide

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A look at selected arts events worldwide.

Tokyo

Lee Mingwei and His Relations Mori Art Museum. Through Jan. 4.

The New York-based Lee Mingwei is known for quirky, interactive artworks -- like "Male Pregnancy Project" (for which he faked his own pregnancy online) and "The Dining Project," in which he cooked separate meals for 30 strangers who responded to fliers he put up around Yale's campus. The museum solicited volunteers for this show, which includes interactive works -- like one in which volunteers play host visitors in a makeshift living room -- from across Mr. Lee's career. mori.art.museum

Paris

Perugino: Master of Raphael Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Through Jan. 19.

Perugino (c. 1445-1523) earned major religious commissions (including frescos in the Sistine Chapel) and only turned to secular painting later in life. In addition to works from across his career, this exhibition features several paintings by Raphael (1483-1520), and explores what influence the older artist (who may or may not have mentored Raphael) had on the younger. Above, a detail from Perugino's 1502-1512 Saint Augustine polyptych. expo-leperugin.com

London

Transcender The Barbican Center. Sept. 26-Oct. 1.

Four concerts make up this mini-festival of "ecstatic, devotional and psychedelic" music. The Britten Sinfonia will play a piece by John Tavener based on a medieval Sanskrit poem, the Kamkars will perform Kurdish and Persian music and singers and musicians from across Africa will perform a "Sahara Soul" concert. On Sept. 26, the 28-member Swedish group Fire!Orchestra will play an improvised jazz show at The Laundry, an East London venue. barbican.org.uk

Moscow

The Magic of the Body. Painting and Sculpture of the XVIII-XX Centuries Tretyakov State Gallery, Krymsky Val. Through Dec. 14.

The distance between classical and romantic styles, the relationship between Moscow and St. Petersburg and the influence of Western Europe on Russian artists are all explored in this overview of the nude figure in Russian art. Around 70 artworks are on view, by Russian masters like Valentin Serov, Ivan Akimov and Boris Kustodiev. …

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