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NaoKo TakaHashi – Stubbornly Persistent Illusion Chapter 1: Red Planet

NaoKo TakaHashi – Stubbornly Persistent Illusion Chapter 1: Red Planet

Stubbornly Persistent Illusion Chapter 1: Red Planet is the second solo exhibition by Japanese multimedia artist NaoKo TakaHashi at the IMT gallery. In this first chapter, TakaHashi will install ‘the surface of Mars’ in the gallery space, considering how together aesthetics and science forge our view of things beyond our reach, both in space and […]

Frank Dikötter – The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution

Frank Dikötter – The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution

In 1949 Mao Zedong raised the red flag over Beijing’s Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate Chinese life. The Samuel Johnson Prize winning author of Mao’s Great Famine draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, to […]

Marginal Consort – At the Moment of Being Heard

Marginal Consort – At the Moment of Being Heard

Legendary Japanese collective, Marginal Consort will perform a rare three-hour concert as part of the At the Moment of Being Heard exhibition at the South London Gallery. Founded in 1997, Marginal Consort is a Japanese free improvisation group who play one concert annually. The current members of the group are Kazuo Imai, Kei Shii, Masami […]

Serendipity: Jieun Kim Solo Exhibition

Serendipity: Jieun Kim Solo Exhibition

An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. Mokspace is delighted to invite you to the opening reception of Jieun Kim’s solo illustration show at the Mokspace Gallery. Jieum Kim is a Korean illustrator who now lives and works in London. She works with several mediums, including hand drawing, graphical design, photography, and moving images. […]

Art After Work The Eternal Idol: Photographing Eternity and Mortality

Art After Work The Eternal Idol: Photographing Eternity and Mortality

Award winning Japanese photographer Tsunaki Kuwashima will hold an exclusive event in Norwich to discuss his work, creative process, techniques and his most recent solo exhibition /The Eternal Idol/ at Union Gallery in Shoreditch. Kuwashima’s work is highly acclaimed for his unconventional, mesmerising and at times haunting style. For over a decade Kuwashima has pushed […]

Madame Freedom: Edinburgh International Festival 2013

Madame Freedom: Edinburgh International Festival 2013

A stunning and stirring fusion of live performance, fantastical filmed imagery and innovative digital technology, Madame Freedom dances with the classic Korean film of the 1950s of the same name, as well as with themes of identity, myth, and a sense of being trapped by the past. It tells the story of an ordinary woman […]

Textile Art Practice Now: Talk with Machiko Agano and Koji Takaki

Textile Art Practice Now: Talk with Machiko Agano and Koji Takaki

Japanese textile artists are renowned for creating dynamic and innovative artworks which combine their consummate understanding of the craft process, whilst constantly working towards new directions and new approaches. Their diverse range of work represents their unique artistic expression and continually pushes the boundaries and possibilities of their craft discipline. The proof of this reputation […]

Kimigayo to Japanoise: 160 years of Japan-UK relations in popular music – Akira Imamura

Kimigayo to Japanoise: 160 years of Japan-UK relations in popular music – Akira Imamura

Japan-UK relations in popular music began in 1854, when a military band which accompanied Rear Admiral Sir James Stirling played a medley of English airs in Nagasaki. This first introduction was followed in 1867 by shamisen music, performed by Japanese jugglers in London, which sounded dissonant and jarring to the English audience. However, the 1885 […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club