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Inside Out: Artist talk by Hiroko Inoue

Inside Out: Artist talk by Hiroko Inoue

Hiroko Inoue is an interdisciplinary artist with a career spanning textiles, sculpture and photography. Often depicting perspectives of marginalised and less advantaged people, Inoue’s works have been shown around the world, including her collection Absence, which was presented in the Japan Foundation touring exhibition entitled Counter-Photography in 2005. Inoue’s solo exhibition Inside Out was a […]

The Medieval Fan Game – Tosenkyo

The Medieval Fan Game – Tosenkyo

Tosenkyo is a medieval Japanese fan game enjoyed by the nobility and is still played today. During this special evening, guests will learn about Ishizumi & Co Fans, a bespoke fan company, the history, rules and variations surrounding the fan game of Tosenkyo and, at the end, have a chance to try playing the game. […]

‘World Relevance’: Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters – Talk by Ming Tiampo

‘World Relevance’: Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters – Talk by Ming Tiampo

In 1952, art critic Shuzo Takiguchi declared that Japanese artists should seek ‘world relevance’ with their work, encouraging an entire generation of artists to reject nationalism and engage in cultural dialogues of an international scope. Takiguchi’s comments were exemplary of a handful of post-war cultural leaders, including Gutai leader Jiro Yoshihara, who sought to create […]

Ginkgo: An Evolutionary and Cultural Biography

Ginkgo: An Evolutionary and Cultural Biography

Beginning with the historic Ginkgo tree that has thrived in Kew Gardens since the 1760s, this lecture will explore the evolutionary and cultural history of the species from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. The lecture will also highlight the cultural and social significance of ginkgo, particularly in Japan: its […]

Ambiguous Thought: Artist talk by Koki Tanaka

Ambiguous Thought: Artist talk by Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka is one of Japan’s most highly-acclaimed artists from the younger generation. Having gained renown for his early video work Everything is Everything, Tanaka employs a variety of techniques in creating his works, spanning from video, photography, site-specific installation through to interventional projects. His diverse approach to art was illustrated in his exhibition Abstract […]

Youth Entrepreneurship in Japan and the UK: New hope for ‘desperate societies’?

Youth Entrepreneurship in Japan and the UK: New hope for ‘desperate societies’?

Amid gloomy news about deepening youth unemployment and increasingly precarious labour conditions, entrepreneurship has been highlighted as an alternative career path for today’s young adults in both Japan and the United Kingdom. There seems to be a general consensus — or at least a widely shared hope — that more entrepreneurial activity by the young […]

Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection

Acting Out of Nothingness: from the APT Collection

Coinciding with the 2013 Frieze London Art Fair in neighbouring Regent’s Park, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the APT Institute are pleased to present the group exhibition Acting Out of Nothingness featuring the contemporary Japanese artists Kanako Sasaki, Koki Tanaka, Zon Ito, Goro Murayama, Motohiro Tomii, Masahiro Wada and Lyota Yagi. The exhibition will display […]

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Lebanon Emotion

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Lebanon Emotion

A violent cat-and-mouse game is remorselessly played out when a young Korean borrows a friend’s apartment and finds himself nursing an injured woman. Date: 11 Oct (Fri) 15:30 Venue: BFI NFT 2 Director: JUNG Young-heon Running Time: 106 mins, Cert: 18

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club