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Performance: Jinta-la-Mvta: From Chindon-ya to Klezmer

08/28/2016 - 08/31/2016

Japanese music group Jinta-La-Mvta will make rare appearances in Connecticut and Massachusetts during their US/Canada tour. The group is a unique ensemble that combines its own roots in Japanese Chindon-ya style with influences from Jewish, Greek, Balkan and American musical traditions. This event is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

Tour Schedule:
August 28:  Mandell Jewish Community Center (Hartford, CT)
August 30: The Burren (Somerville, MA)
August 31: The Rose Kennedy Greenway (Boston, MA) 

[Image: Courtesy of the artists]


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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