News tagged "art"
Posted on 12 November 2015
Jenny Wright’s illustrations have always been inextricably linked with words – from her captioned Peculiar Men to her tendencies towards book illustrating. By harnessing the written word, Jenny breathes more life into, and adds another dimension to her characters. This exhibition, in contrast, takes a step back and questions the potential of ‘the image as language’. Picture, Letter is on at the St Bride Foundation until 22 November, open Tuesdays – Saturdays during theatre performances (6:30pm – 11pm). The closing party on Sunday, 22 November runs from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Daiwa Art Prize 2015 Winner Oliver Beer exhibiting at Aoyama | Meguro in Tokyo from 7th to 28th November
Posted on 29 October 2015
Daiwa Art Prize 2015 Winner Oliver Beer will be presenting his first solo exhibition in Japan, Life, Death and Tennis, at Aoyama | Meguro in Tokyo. Oliver Beer explores the properties of sound in relation to space and vision through shared emotions and perceptions. His diverse works include sculpture, installation and film projects, with a focus
Posted on 22 October 2015
World-famous manga artist (or mangaka – 漫画家) Akiko Hatsu (波津 ・彬子) visited London this week, giving a talk at the British Museum in the Japan Galleries. Known for her work in the genre of shojo-manga (少女漫画), Akiko Hatsu was very influential in the development of the genre and also instrumental in coining the term Yaoi.
Posted on 17 September 2015
The aim of this symposium is to give insight into the changing boundaries and concepts of ‘art’ in Japan and East Asia and to illuminate the exchanges and dialogues that took place among the artists of Japan and other East Asian nations.
Posted on 3 September 2015
Daiwa Scholarship alumnus, Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Triptych’ (a series of a three paintings of survivors of the Atomic Bomb Hiroshima) and a series of his Japanese ink drawings, are being exhibited at ARTINTERNATIONAL Istanbul 2015, September 4th – 7th. The works are being shown through his gallery Berloni London, which hosted his solo exhibition ‘Shōzō’ in 2014. Drawing on its
Posted on 11 August 2015
This London exhibition is Ichijoh Shimotani’s first ever show outside of Japan.
Ichijoh Shimotani is a Japanese Bokusai painter based in Osaka, Japan. Born in Tokushima, Japan, Ichijoh graduated from the The Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1965 and soon discovered her love for painting. In 1974, she ventured into the world of oil painting and has had a presence in the Japanese traditional and modern art scene ever since.
Posted on 5 June 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar, Carl Randall was recently commissioned to paint a World War Two D-Day Veteran for The Royal Collection (commissioned by HRH Prince of Wales, organised by The Royal Drawing School).
'Sound and Vision' at LGLondon - curated by Jonathan Watkins and featuring work by Yukio Fujimoto and David Cunningham
Posted on 23 February 2015
This exhibition, curated by Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon gallery in Birmingham, focuses on the nature of human perception. The circumscription of our aural and visual experience – simply, through the way our bodies work – is played on by David Cunningham (b. Ireland, 1954) and Yukio Fujimoto (b. Japan 1950) in order to achieve compelling artistic outcomes. They make the most of the truism that we only hear what we can hear, and see what we can see. This is the first time Cunningham and Fujimoto, both equally acclaimed and influential internationally, have exhibited together.
'Fog invites people' - Fujiko Nakaya, 'Fog Bridge' artist, was in conversation at Tate Modern on 17 February 2015
Posted on 18 February 2015
Over a career spanning 40 years, Fujiko Nakaya has pioneered the use of water vapour as a sculptural media. Nakaya has fabulous English, so it was not surprising to hear that she had gone to school in Chicago. Later on she returned to New York to study. In her entertaining talk at Tate Modern yesterday, 17 February 2015, she gave an overview of her work and also engaged in a question and answer session. She is effortlessly charming and humorous.
Posted on 17 February 2015
Former Daiwa Scholar, Guy Mayman is taking part in DATAMOSH at Oriel Wrecsam until 21 March 2015. DATAMOSH came about when artists Paul R Jones and Guy Mayman discovered a large archive of 35mm slides, audio cassettes and A4 booklets earmarked for destruction at the Art School where they were working. This material was no longer wanted because of a perception that it had been rendered obsolete by the digital hardware and Wi-Fi access ubiquitous in the 21st Century.