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Exhibition: Crafting the Elements: Ceramic Art of Modern Japan from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz / Fairfield, CT

09/29/2016 - 12/16/2016

The exhibition at the rebranded Fairfield University Art Museum presents a choice selection of contemporary Japanese ceramics from one of the most distinguished private collections in America. Seen together, the more than thirty works on view highlight the creative dynamism and innovation that enlivens this most traditional art form as practiced by Japanese ceramic artists today. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Suzuki Gorō, Box #3, Yachishida, 2009, Oribe ware. Photo by Ben Bocko.]

Performance: Japanese Arts in Latin America: ¡ÈDouble Violin Fireworks¡É Ray Iwazumi and Amy Iwazumi in El Salvador and Costa Rica

09/28/2016 - 10/05/2016

The brother-sister violin duo will tour parts of Central America for a series of performances and workshops. This program is co-organized with the Embassies of Japan in El Salvador and Costa Rica.

[Photo: Amy I Productions]

Exhibition: Aki Sasamoto: Delicate Cycle / Long Island City, NY

09/19/2016 - 01/02/2017

SculptureCenter will present Aki Sasamoto's first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum. Working at the intersection of performance and sculpture, Sasamoto creates object scenarios out of narratives and actions. For this exhibition, Sasamoto will create a new body of work in relation to the site. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Photo: Aki Sasamoto, preliminary research image, 2016. Courtesy the artist.]

Performance: About Kazuo Ohno - Reliving the Butoh Diva's Masterpieces / New York, NY; Hudson, NY; Burlington, VT; Iowa City, IA; Amherst, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Pittsburgh, PA

09/16/2016 - 10/13/2016

Takao Kawaguchi, one of Japan's most sought-after dancers and former member of Dumb Type, challenged himself to literally "copy" the dances of the late butoh master and co-founder Kazuo Ohno, from archival recordings. What results is a hauntingly beautiful illusory duet between Kawaguchi and Ohno. Presented just weeks before what would have been Ohno's 110th birthday, About Kazuo Ohno attempts to reconstruct Ohno's timeless masterpieces, including Admiring La Argentina (1977) and My Mother (1981), phrase by phrase. This tour is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

[Tour Schedule]
September 16 & 17: Japan Society (New York, NY)
September 24: Hudson Opera House (Hudson, NY)
September 27 & 28: Flynn Center for Performing Arts (Burlington, VT)
September 30 & October 1: University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
October 5: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Amherst, MA)
October 7 – 9: REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA)
October 13: The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)

[Image: © bozzo]

Exhibition: Tokyo-Ga / Miami, FL

08/24/2016 - 02/28/2017

Originated as a response to the disasters in Japan in 2011 that brought about an awareness of the global connectedness of not just the Japanese people but of all humanity, 51 photographs featuring the city of Tokyo will be on display at MIA Galleries at Miami International Airport. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: Yukinori Tokoro]

Exhibition: Abstract Traditions: Postwar Japanese Prints from the DePauw University Permanent Art Collection / Greencastle, IN

08/24/2016 - 12/09/2016

This exhibition at  at the Peeler Art Center, DePauw University features a pivotal moment in Japanese printmaking history in which artists broke away from centuries of workshop method of making prints and embraced the flexibility and spontaneous creativity by sketching, carving, and printing on their own. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image:  Iwami Reika, Winter Composition No. 2, 1959, Woodblock print on paper, 17-5/16 x 12-1/4 inches, DePauw Art Collection: 2016.5.3, Gift of David T. Prosser, Jr. '65.]

Exhibition: Elements of Nature: Water / Dayton, OH

07/16/2016 - 10/16/2016

A 12-foot video projection of a waterfall by the Japanese interdisciplinary technology group, teamLab, will be on display at the Dayton Art Institute as part of the summer suite of exhibitions. Informed by the tradition of ancient Japanese Art, ukiyo-e woodblock prints, and contemporary forms of anime, the work demonstrates teamLab’s keen interest in the transcendental qualities of water and the combination of both two and three-dimensional space in digital form. This exhibition is supported by JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

[Image: teamLab, Universe of Water Particles, 2013, 5 channel digital work, Continuous Loop, No. 58607.EC2. Image courtesy the artist.]

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