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PERFORMANCE: Time's Journey Through a Room / New York, NY

05/10/2018 - 06/10/2018

PlayCo presents an English production of Time's Journey Through a Room written by internationally renowned playwright/director and founder of the theater company chelfitsch Toshiki Okada. Marking PlayCo's third collaboration with playwright Toshiki Okada, translator Aya Ogawa and director Dan Rothenberg, this production continues their exploration of his work. This piece reflects the evolution of Okada's writing in the years since the 2011 earthquake in Japan. On May 12, Toshiki Okada will be in person for a post-performance conversation. On May 13, Okada will lead an intensive workshop for actors, choreographers, dancers and physical theater artists at Japan Society. This performance is supported through the JFNY Grant for the Arts and Culture. 

Get special discount tickets on PlayCo's website with the code JF30.

The performance takes place from May 10 to June 10, 2018 at A.R.T./New York Theatres, Mezzanine Theatre, 502 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019.

EXHIBITION: Masayuki Koorida: Sculpture / Hamilton, NJ

05/06/2018 - 03/17/2019

This show is an extensive survey of work by Japanese artist Masayuki Koorida in his first major exhibition in the United States. It will include large scale works in granite and marble as well as small playful works in stainless steel and cast acrylic, and new drawings. This exhibition is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 6, 2018 through March 17, 2019 at Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619.

[Image: Masayuki Koorida, Light-Twin, 2014, stainless steel, 11.02 x 18.11 x 11.42 inches, Collection of the Artist]

EXHIBITION: The Dolls of Japan: Shape of Prayer, Embodiments of Love / Miami, FL

04/25/2018 - 06/01/2018

This exhibition, on loan from The Japan Foundation, showcases Japan's representative dolls, including Hina ningyo (Girls' Festival dolls) and Gogatsu ningyo (Boys' Day dolls), which have their origins in ancient customs; dolls connected to traditional performing arts like noh, bunraku; regional dolls from throughout Japan; and "creative dolls" produced by contemporary craftspeople. This exhibition is co-organized with the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami.

This exhibition is on view from April 25 to June 1, 2018 at the Miami Dade College North Campus Gallery, 11380 N.W. 27th Avenue, Miami FL 33167.

[Photo: Fuji musume]

EXHIBITION: Excavating the Future City: Photographs by Naoya Hatakeyama / Minneapolis, MN

03/04/2018 - 07/22/2018

Naoya Hatekayama's photographic explorations have consistently traced the ways that human intervention alters nature and transforms it into the built environment. The artist's first thematic exhibition organized by a U.S. museum features approximately 90 works created over the last 30 years. This exhibition is supported through Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from March 4 to July 22 at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.

[Image: 05/02/2011 - Takatachô-Morinomae, from Rikuzentakata, 2011. Chromogenic print
17.48 x 21.65 inch (print); 20 x 24 inch (paper). Minneapolis Institute of Art]

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