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2016 Artist of the Year_Koo Jeong A: Riptide

2016 Artist of the Year_Koo Jeong A: Riptide

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Riptide, a new exhibition from their 2016 ‘Artist of the Year’, Koo Jeong A. Running from 7 October – 19 November 2016, the artist presents 20 large-scale line drawings recontextualised from her book project Koo Jeong-A: R (2006). Transforming a solo exhibition into a dynamic […]

Contemporary Botanical Art from Japan Kusabana-zu

Contemporary Botanical Art from Japan Kusabana-zu

We are delighted to introduce contemporary Japanese painting “Nihonga” through the theme of Contemporary Botanical Art from Japan: Kusabana-zu. All the selected artists practice Nihonga, are active in major Japanese painting associations and involved in academic research into Japanese paper, which is of crucial importance to Japanese painting. This exhibition of Kusabana-zu will demonstrate the […]

J-Style: Celebrating Japanese Street Fashion in the UK

J-Style: Celebrating Japanese Street Fashion in the UK

‘J-Style’ is the first of its kind in Europe; an exhibition celebrating the influence of Japanese Street Fashion in the UK. Seven artists working across a variety of different mediums explore the colourful and creative world of a fashion that originated in Harajuku, the home of Tokyo’s alternative fashion culture! Free drinks on the opening […]

HIKARI by Aki Kondo

HIKARI by Aki Kondo

On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the north-east coast of Japan. At that time, Aki Kondo was attending an art university in Yamagata just over the mountain from the disaster stricken area. The school was temporarily closed, forcing Kondo to return to her family home in Sapporo. In this period she […]

Kabuki – On Stage, Behind the Scenes: Photographs by Akio Kushida and Stephanie Berger

Kabuki – On Stage, Behind the Scenes: Photographs by Akio Kushida and Stephanie Berger

This exhibition presents a selection of photographs on the subject of kabuki theatre, the popular Japanese style of drama which developed around four hundred years ago and still thrives today. Drawing on the recent work of photographers Akio Kushida and Stephanie Berger, the large-format prints explore the history and traditions of the dramatic form, taking […]

London Design Biennale 2016

London Design Biennale 2016

The Japan Foundation will represent Japan at the first London Design Biennale, which takes place this September at Somerset House and features over 30 countries taking part from all over the world. The inaugural Biennale will feature artist Yasuhiro Suzuki, whose installation titled A Journey Around the Neighbourhood Globe will invite visitors to change the […]

Beauty of Synthesis, Meditation and Traces (Ma) by Toshihiro Hamano

Beauty of Synthesis, Meditation and Traces (Ma) by Toshihiro Hamano

By absorbing diverse, sometimes contradictory, elements of cultural influences from East Asia, Japanese art has always encompassed within itself inconsistency and accomplishment in seeking to make sense of the fundamental nature of the world. Consequently, there is an uneasy dichotomy between art uncovering and art transcending our understanding of the universe. This contradiction inherent in […]

Nama Ato: Japanese Outsider Art

Nama Ato: Japanese Outsider Art

Nama Ato: Japanese Outsider Art is a touring exhibition of three Japanese visual artists whose work is being presented in the UK for the first time. Unlimited, in partnership with Outside In and Pallant House Gallery, will tour this work to four venues. Koji Nishioka’s intuitive musical scores are related to existing pieces of music, […]

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