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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

Performance: Robinson (to) Crusoe / New York, NY

08/25/2014 - 08/30/2014

"Robinson (to) Crusoe" is a comedy that deals with serious issues of cultural conflict. The play features two soldiers from Korea and Japan at the end of World War II who find themselves stranded on a remote island. This free admission performances will be held at Hudson Guild Theatre from August 28th to 31st.
This project is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Exhibition: Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869-1927) at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum / Milwaukee, WI

07/18/2014 - 10/05/2014

This exhibition will feature over 50 unique woodblock prints of Noh and Kyōgen theatre scenes, from the collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst, as well as authentic Noh masks provided by local collectors.
This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

Image: Tsukioka Kōgyo, Kumasaka from Nogaku Hyakuban, Woodblock print, 15x10 in.

Exhibition: JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters at Young at Art Museum / Davie, FL

07/05/2014 - 09/07/2014

This traveling exhibition on loan from The Japan Foundation showcases the history of Japan’s affinity for and fame of its world-renowned and beloved characters, beginning in the 1950s with Astro Boy through to the 2000s with Pokémon and more.
This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

Exhibition: Bringing the World into the World at Queens Museum / Queens, NY

06/15/2014 - 10/12/2014

Inspired by the largest object in the museum's collection, the Panorama of the City of New York (9,355 square foot scale model of the metropolis commissioned by master builder Robert Moses for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair), Bringing the World into the World is an exhibition exploring the physical and intellectual experiences of the act of seeing. The show will feature new commissions and existing works by internationally recognized artists including Hikaru Hayakawa and Yumi Kori.
This exhibition is supported by the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

Photo: Harun Farocki, Deep Play, 2007 (Installation view, Kunsthaus Bregenz), 12-channel video installation
Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Photograph: © Markus Tretter 2010

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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