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Exhibition: Yoko Inoue: Tea Taste Democracy & Upside Down Objects / Cleveland, OH

05/05/2017 - 06/30/2017

Yoko Inoue, Artist in Residence at SPACES, will showcase her research from the Japanese Art collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, focusing on the integration of Japanese aesthetics and cultural iconography into the American economy. Exploring the Museum's archives pertaining to former director Sherman Emory Lee, she examines his pivotal role in the inspection and protection of Japanese artifacts and cultural properties as a "Monuments Man" in Japan during the post-war US occupation and the ensuing process of democratization. This event is supported under the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

The exhibition is on view from May 5 through June 30 at SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.

[Image: Yoko Inoue, Untitled, from the series Pop Protocol (2012), ceramic. Image courtesy of the artist.]

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: 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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