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Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes – New films by Japanese artists

Bodyscapes is a collection of new films by Japanese artists whose use of the body is central to their work – either as a landscape, a political metaphor or method of expression – the body acts as a vehicle and subject to communicate ideas. In Fuyuhiko Takata’s Little Mermaid-inspired Cambrian Explosion, Takata’s character – Princess Mermaid – […]

Hurrah! For Freedom + Joseon News No. 11 + Japanese Chronicles + Introduction

Hurrah! For Freedom + Joseon News No. 11 + Japanese Chronicles + Introduction

In 1945 Korea once more became an independent nation. The first film made after Japan’s defeat charts the life-and-death battle that Korean freedom fighters faced. Directed by Choi In-gyu, who had previously made colonial propaganda films, Hurrah! For Freedom shows the complex personal and artistic decisions people had to make under colonial occupation. Plus two […]

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

“Falling Family “ contemporary dance performance

Two rising female choreographers share personal stories of illness, love and loss in a moving and inspiring double bill. 28/2/2019 19:00 (DanceXchange, Birmingham)02/03/2019 19:00 (The Place, London)09/03/2019 19:30 (Nothern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds) 28/02/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2309408689292115/ (click)02/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/588896281569810/ (click)09/03/2019 https://www.facebook.com/events/2258513664424551/(click) FALLING FAMILY by Yukiko MasuiFalling Family is a visceral dance piece which explores in movement those moments in family life that […]

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto

Rosetsu’s One-Inch Square Picture and the Culture of Exhibitions in 18th Century Kyoto

In 1798 the painter Nagasawa Rosetsu painted an image of five hundred disciples of the Buddha (arhats) on a piece of paper approximately one-inch square. The painting, which was rediscovered in the last decade and recently featured in the first retrospective exhibition of Rosetsu’s works held outside Japan, “Rosetsu: Ferocious Brush” (Museum Rietberg, Zürich – […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club