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Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Double Method by Tokyo Rumando×Hideka Tonomura

Collaborating together for the first time, Tokyo Rumando and Hideka Tonomura are at the cutting edge of an exciting and groundbreaking generation of new photographers working in Japan today. Despite using very different methodologies, these two women photographers share the same interest in mapping intense psychological subjects to deconstruct the framework that links the past […]

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

Crafting Japan from Materials and Techniques: Hand Crafted Chrysanthemums

The ceramic chrysanthemum flower is one type of hand-crafted decorative element. Using a sharp-tipped bamboo tool, the shapes of the flower petals are cut out one-by-one from a lump of clay. Once the artist has a circle of petals, these are then carved in high relief. This process is repeated several times to create the […]

MIYU KURIHARA Solo Exhibition

MIYU KURIHARA Solo Exhibition

Miyu Kurihara is a Japanese artist who makes hand-painted ceramics. She draws upon her heritage when creating her ceramic pieces; inspired by both Japanese kimono design and traditional Asian ceramics. All pieces are made by hand and individually drawn with intricate detail. Having learned brush techniques and textile design in Japan and London, she incorporates […]

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

Dates: 24 April – 17 June 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Cheongju Craft Biennale present ‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’. The exhibition is based on Korea’s intangible cultural heritage munbangsau – the four essential literary tools […]

Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont

Jiji and Kinako on Washi – Photography exhibition by Akiko DuPont

The world of Jiji and Kinako through photographs printed on Japanese traditional paper, washi. One day, at 94, Jiji’s life was turned “down-side-up” by Kinako the Cat. Until Jiji was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was a very outgoing man, but he gradually lost interest in life and became grumpier than ever. Kinako the Cat […]

Rie Nakajima – Cyclic

Rie Nakajima – Cyclic

A captivating exhibition in which UK based experimental artist, Rie Nakajima fuses sculpture with sound. Best known for her work with sound art, Nakajima often uses a combination of kinetic devices, musical instruments and found objects in direct response to architectural space, and experiments with different mediums in order to probe and raise questions from […]

Tokyo 東京‐Ordinary people in Tokyo streets

Tokyo 東京‐Ordinary people in Tokyo streets

In the streets of Tokyo, I did my best to engage with a population so different from all that I knew until then, and to spontaneously overcome the potential distance between me and my subjects, without compromising my quest for the “unusual” and “light” in my images. I did not fully manage to ‘erase’ this […]

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Date: 8 March – 7 April 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK As part of the Korea/UK Season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents the solo exhibition of Seung Ae Lee (b. 1979), acclaimed for her meticulously detailed pencil drawings, from 8 March to 7 April 2018 (Preview: 7 March). The exhibition focuses on […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club