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Exhibition: Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920 – 1945 at the Dayton Art Institute / Dayton, OH

11/15/2014 - 01/25/2015

With nearly 200 works, this exhibition reveals the widespread and particular impact of Art Deco on Japanese culture through a wide range of mediums - sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquer ware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera. This exhibition is supported by the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Hisamaro (dates unknown), Songbook for “From Nihonbashi” (Nihonbashi kara), 1931, Color lithograph, inks on paper, Published by Hakubi Shuppansha, Printed by Kishimoto Fukutaro-, Tokyo, 26.2 x 19.1 cm (1015/16 x 7½ in.), Signed: H Hisamaro

Exhibition: Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts / Richmond, VA

11/15/2014 - 03/29/2015

Through the wooldblock prints of Kawase Hasui, this exhibition explores the themes of nostalgia and longing — the search for individual and national identity in Japan during the early Taisho period, an era of dizzying social and cultural change. This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

Image: Asahi Bridge, Ojiya, from the series Souvenirs of Travel II, 1921, Kawase Hasui (Japanese, 1883-1957), color woodblock print, 14 3.16 x 9 7/16 in. René and Carolyn Balcer Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2006.291

Exhibition: Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi at Asia Society Texas Center / Houston, TX

10/25/2014 - 02/15/2015

This exhibition focuses on recent sculptures by Bidou Yamaguchi that apply the forms, techniques, transformative spirit, and mysterious elegance of Noh masks to iconic female portraits from the European art historical canon, and to Kabuki actor prints of Sharaku, Japan’s enigmatic 18th century portrait master. These works radically extend Noh’s transformation of souls across time and space, projecting them into new cultural and physical dimensions. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center]

Exhibition: Prospect New Orleans / New Orleans, LA

10/25/2014 - 01/25/2015

Internationally renowned architect and 2014 recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban will participate in Prospect New Orleans exhibiting his maquettes and design plans at the Longue Vue House and Gardens | Classical Revival mansion and gardens. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Lethal Beauty at Katonah Museum of Art / Katonah, NY

10/12/2014 - 01/04/2015

With 63 works by master craftsmen from the 13th to 20th centuries, this exhibition features five full sets of armor, masks, helmets, and warrior hats, as well as a pair of 17th-century folding screens by a Kano school artist depicting battle scenes from the famous Tale of the Heike, one of the greatest warrior epics in Japanese literature that marks the dawn of samurai honor, valor, and fortitude. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo by Forrest Cavale and Zach Niles]

Exhibition: Paramodel at University of Michigan Museum of Art / Ann Arbor, MI

08/30/2014 - 01/04/2015

The first solo exhibition in the US for the Japanese art collaborative Paramodel, established by Yasuhiko Hayashi (born 1971) and Yûsuke Nakano (born 1976), will feature a new installation derived from their most famous series, paramodelic graffiti. The exhibition will create an experience for visitors full of what the team calls "paradoxes."

This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
Image: Paramodel, paramodelic graffiti, 2012, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, ©paramodel

Exhibition: Fujiko Nakaya: Veil at The Glass House / New Canaan, CT

05/01/2014 - 11/30/2014

The first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House building which was designed by a renowned architect Philip Johnson, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya will wrap the Glass House in a veil of dense mist that comes and goes. For approximately 10 to 15 minutes each hour, the Glass House will appear to vanish, only to return as the fog dissipates.
This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.
Photo © Richard Barnes, 2014

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