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Performance: Piece with gaps for each other / Queens, NY

03/29/2017 - 04/01/2017

In a multi-lateral international collaboration, American choreographer Ursula Eagly, Japanese composer Kohji Setoh, and Mexican artist Martín Lanz Landázuri have been working to together to create a bold new performance piece. This performance is supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

The performance takes place on March 29 - April 1, 8pm at the Chololate Factory Theater, 5-49 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

[Photo: © Ryosuke Kikuchi]

Exhibition: Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms & Armor / Cincinnati, OH

02/11/2017 - 05/07/2017

130 warrior-related objects selected from the museum collection and the collection of Gary Grose will be on display to introduce Japanese samurai culture and arts from the 16th to 19th centuries.
This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on veiw from February 11 through May 5 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH.

[Image: Suit of armor, 16th century and 18th century, metal, leather, Museum Purchase, 1892.2784.]

Exhibition: Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art / Houston, TX

01/28/2017 - 07/20/2017

This exhibition examines the rising awareness of bamboo as a medium of innovative art form, bringing works by 17 artists who display a mastery of the supreme technical skills inherent in their imaginatively crafted sculptures. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from January 28 through July 20 at Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX.

[Image: Uematsu Chikuyu, Moon Rise on Autumn Fields, 2007, bamboo (nemagaridake), rattan, lacquer, Japanese washi paper, hemp, photo © Susan Einstein]

Exhibition: Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960 - 1975 / Chicago, IL

01/28/2017 - 04/20/2017

This exhibition provides for the first time a thorough history of the short-lived yet influential Tokyo magazine Provoke, and draws out the many connections between photography, political protest, and performance in postwar Japan. This exhibition is supported under the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

The exhibition is on view from January 28 through April 20 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.

[Image: Eikō Hosoe. Japanese, born 1933. Kamaitachi #22, 1965. Gelatin silver print. 39.7 × 26.3 cm (image); 46.5 × 27 cm (paper). The Art Institute of Chicago, Promised gift of a private collection. © Eikō Hosoe. Obj: 221611.]

Exhibition: Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952 - 1965 / New York, NY

01/10/2017 - 04/01/2017

Examining the New York art scene during the years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, Inventing Downtownis the first show to survey this period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries, featuring crucibles of experimentation that radically changed the art world. The exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from January 10 through April 1 at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY.

[Image: Minoru Niizuma, Yoko Ono and others at the Chambers Street loft, 1962, Gelatin silver or digital print, printed 2016, 8 x 10 in., Collection of Yoko Ono, New York.]

Exhibition & Cultural Event: Public programs for Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection / Williamstown, MA

12/10/2016 - 04/02/2017

The first exhibition at the Clark to focus on the Institute’s permanent collection of Japanese prints, the show spans more than a century of Japanese color woodblock printing as represented by three generations of artists who produced prints from the 1830s to the 1970s. The JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture partially supported selected programs to coincide with Japanese Impressions.

The exhibition is on view through April 2 at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South St, Williamstown, MA. Please refer to the Clark's website for updates on the public events.

[Image: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858). Awa Province: Naruto Whirlpools, from Famous Places in the Sixty-Odd Provinces, 1855. Color woodblock print. Gift of the Rodbell Family Collection, 2014.16.6.]

Exhibition: Kishio Suga / New York, NY

11/05/2016 - 07/29/2017

Kishio Suga, the founding member of the Mono-ha (School of Things) movement in the 1960s and 1970s in Japan, is featured in this exhibition with a body of works, old and new, in response to the unique history of the building as a marble-cutting facility. This exhibition is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from November 5, 2016 though July 2017 at Dia:Chelsea, West 22nd Street, New York, NY.

[Image: Kishio Suga, Diagonal Phase, 1969/2012. Installation view, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles. © Kishio Suga. Photo: Tsuyoshi Sato. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York.]

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