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Fujiko Nakaya Artist Talk new
Metamorphosis of Japan After the War new
It’s a Wrap: Japanese furoshiki past and present
The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection

Fujiko Nakaya Artist Talk   org

Artist Fujiko Nakaya is a pioneer of installation and video art in Japan. In 1970 she created the world’s first fog sculpture at the Pepsi Pavilion, Expo’ 70 in Osaka. A member of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), she opened Japan’s first video art gallery in Tokyo in 1980 and has collaborated with renowned artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Trisha Brown and Bill Viola.

This talk is a unique opportunity to learn about Ms Nakaya’s practice and influential explorations of nature and technology throughout her forty year career, coinciding with Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog Bridge installation presented by In Between Time running from 13 to 23 February 2015 in Bristol.

Date: 17 February 2015 from 6.30pm

Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London

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Organised in association with Tate.

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Metamorphosis of Japan After the War   org

In 1945, postwar Japan made a new start from the ashes of devastation, and, in the twenty years leading up to the Tokyo Olympics of 1964, it succeeded in undergoing a dramatic transformation, embarking on a path towards becoming an economic power.

These two decades constituted a period truly brimming with creative energy – a time in which democracy led to the restoration of vitality through free photographic expression and in which new talent pioneered postwar photography.

This new exhibition looks back on this turbulent period that followed the war, exhibiting over 100 black and white photographs by 11 leading artists of postwar Japan photography, including Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and Ken Domon. Rather than arranging the works by period and author, this exhibition is divided into three sections - "The Aftermath of the War," "Between Tradition and Modernity," and "Towards a New Japan."

Although the arrangement may seem arbitrary, the sequence in fact provides a vivid narrative of the convoluted aspects of this complicated era.

Date: 22 January 2015 - 26 April 2015

Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

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Image: Shigeichi Nagano, Completing management training at a stock brokerage firm. Ikebukuro. Tokyo 1961

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It’s a Wrap: Japanese furoshiki past and present   JPsupported

The Rugby Art Gallery and Museum presents a new large scale exhibition focusing on furoshiki, a square shaped piece of cloth used for wrapping and carry different types of merchandise or gifts. Featuring loans of textiles from museum collections in the UK and pieces not seen in the UK before from collections in Japan, the exhibition explores the cultural significance and origins of furoshiki, as well as its application today as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags and expensive gift wrapping.

Date: 20 September 2014 - 10 January 2015

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

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Image credit: Cotton material, indigo dyed Shindigo shibori, 900 x 900. 2007. Commissioned by Brighton Museum & Art Gallery from HIROYUKI Shindo © Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

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The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate collection   JPsupported

The Modern Lens: International Photography and the Tate Collection is an exhibition surveying key developments in international photography from the 1920s to the 1960s. The exhibition - the largest display of photographic works ever to be exhibited at the gallery - will uncover the sense of curiosity and experimentation as artists harnessed the medium in new ways. In addition to including artists from across Europe and the Americas, the exhibition will also feature work by pioneering Japanese artists Shoji Hamada, Kiyohiko Komura, Shikanosuke Yagaki and Iwao Yamawaki.

Date: 14 October 2014 - 10 May 2015

Tate St Ives

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Image: Shikanosuke Yagaki, Still Life 1930 or 1939
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