Former Daiwa Foundation Award recipient, Professor Dan Fern is holding an exhibition at The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London until 31 October 2014. The show, entitled Katsura, displays images largely inspired by the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto, Japan.
Talk by Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak at Parasol unit on Shinro Ohtake and post-war Japanese contemporary art
Given the huge interest that the current Shinro Ohtake exhibition at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art has attracted, you may be interested in art historian, Kiyoko Mitsuyama Wdowiak’s talk on post-war Japanese contemporary art, placing Shinro Ohtake’s practice in a broader context. The talk will take place at the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art (near Old Street and Angel Stations) at 7pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014.
Posted on 22 October 2014, under Scholarships
Carl Randall’s large canvas Tokyo Portrait (pictured) has been purchased for the permanent collection of the prestigious Fondation Carmignac in Paris, France. The painting (acrylic on canvas, 182 X 227cm) was made in Japan and required painting over 200 residents of Tokyo, each painted one by one directly from life at his studio in Tokyo.
Usagi Yojimbo will be showing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 - special offer on tickets
Posted on 22 October 2014, under Events
Usagi Yojimbo will be showing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015. 17th Century Japan. A world of bandit raccoons, feline ninjas and warring animal clans.A young rabbit leaves home, family and friends behind him in pursuit of one ambition: to become a great samurai warrior.
In May 2014, London Bubble Theatre Company was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to support our project The Grandchildren of Hiroshima. Following the success of our Grandchildren of the Blitz project in 2011 – in which we drew upon the stories and experiences of elders that survived the Blitz to create an intergenerational, community production – we wanted to use the experiences of this project to undertake a parallel project in Hiroshima.
Posted on 30 September 2014, under Events
Yoi Kawakubo is a photographer and artist, born in Spain and currently based in Tokyo.He bases his works on themes regarding the ontology of photography, light, and social issues such as disaster affected areas of Fukushima and Tohoku. On Wednesday 8 October at 2pm, he will give a talk at the ICA in London (in partnership with the University of the Arts London: Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon).
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition devoted to the work of Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, from 12 October to 12 December 2014.
'Greetings From a Place in My Heart', an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre, 3 October to 7 December 2014
Looking forward to Greetings From a Place in My Heart, an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art Centre in London from 3 October to 7 December 2014.
Posted on 29 September 2014, under Uncategorized
The teabowl, or chawan, is at the heart of the Japanese tea ceremony – an object of beauty, simplicity and contemplation. Taking this as its inspiration, this exhibition presents a remarkable variety of teabowls and small vessels, with some 300 pieces by more than 60 makers from all parts of the world. These range from traditional pieces by legendary Japanese and British potters to contemporary vessels – functional and conceptual – by leading European ceramists. On show at Oxford Ceramics Gallery from 24 October to 16 November 2014, the exhibition is complemented by an exciting programme of events at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.