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Five by Eight: New Art From Japan

09/23/2011 - 10/30/2011

Five by Eight is an exhibition of 40 works by eight contemporary potters from Japan, coordinated by Makiko Maki, a Curator and Gallery Owner from Tokyo, Japan. The artists included in this exhibition represent an overview of the contemporary art world in Japan, with some of the makers working within the confines of tradition, while others are pushing those boundaries, with the remaining artists in the group abandoning it all together.

Minor Musics: Japan

09/16/2011 - 09/17/2011

ISSUE Project Room will present Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami, Takahiro Kawaguchi, and Moe Kamura, collaborating with Annette Krebs and Radu Malfatti. Three Japanese musicians are associated with the Onkyo group in Tokyo, exploring the role of silence in shaping and subverting the musical event.

Listen to some tracks from the Annette Krebs/Taku Unami collaboration on the Free Music Archive: Here

Offsite Dance Project: Edges

09/14/2011 - 09/17/2011

Japan-based Offsite Dance and Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts (PICA) are to present collaboration between Japanese choreographers/dancers Yoko Higashino, Mika Arashiki, Yukio Suzuki, and Mari Fukutome and U.S.-based artists Corrie Befort and Wayne Horvitz at PICA’s 2011 Time Based Art Festival.

7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series: Young Starlets of Japanese Cinemas

09/13/2011 - 11/19/2011

Organized by Japan Foundation’s New York office, this year’s film series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from the film released in the 2000’s: Harmful Insect, Kamikaze Girls, Yunagi City Sakura Country and One Million Yen Girl. The series will progress on a round-robin format among six institutions (Washington University in St. Louis, Ball State University, University of Iowa, Cornell University, Middlebury College, and Wesleyan University).

CICADA SUMMER: Common Sight Dance Performance Workshop Intensive

08/13/2011 - 08/20/2011

Workshop on August 13th – August 20th with performances on August 19th and 20th.
Solo and ensemble performances featuring Mana Hashimoto (Japan/NY), Tom Belic (AZ), Kyla Katz, Noriko Oka (Toronto), Ari Rudenko, Monica Pratz (MEX). Live original music by Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra Project.

Summer 2011 Film Series (Ann Arbor, MI)

07/29/2011 - 08/19/2011

Co-organized with Japan Foundation, University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies offers four films featuring Takeshi Kitano from July 29 to August 19. All films are free and open to the public.

Kaneto Shindo Retrospective (Cleveland, OH)

07/22/2011 - 08/13/2011

The Cleveland Cinematheque presents four Kaneto Shindo works, including the Cleveland premiere Children of Hiroshima (on August 5 and 6).

Japan Society – Japan Cuts (New York, NY)

07/07/2011 - 07/22/2011

JAPAN CUTS has become the world’s largest showcase of contemporary Japanese film. In its fifth consecutive year, JAPAN CUTS 2011 includes 32 new titles – the biggest line-up in the festival’s history with (almost) nothing but premieres and one-day only shows, including 10 co-presentations with the New York Asian Film Festival. Tickets are now on sale at Japan Society’s website.

Kaneto Shindo: Islands within Islands (Chicago, IL)

07/02/2011 - 08/03/2011

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents Kaneto Shindo: Islands Within Islands, a ten-film retrospective of one of Japan’s most distinctive and durable filmmakers. Co-organized with the Japan Foundation, the series includes prints of rarely seen films imported from Japan, as well as recently struck prints of his best-know classics.

New York Asian Film Festival 2011 (New York, NY)

07/01/2011 - 07/14/2011

New York Asian Film Festival July 1 – July 14
At Film Society of Lincoln Center (July 1 -14), Japan Society (July 7 – July 10)

10th New York Asian Film Festival presents Takashi Miike World Premiere, the long-awaited animated epic based on Osamu Tezuka’s life of Buddha, the international premiere of the new movie from Johnnie To, and much more to celebrate the tenth birthday. The New York Asian Film Festival 2011 is presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Japan Society’s Japan Cuts: Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema.

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