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Graph

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Graph
at Creation Gallery G8 (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-10-24 - 2017-11-22)

The printing design firm Graph creates new value by integrating design with a traditional focus on craftsmanship. This methodology, so natural in our contemporary world, is a philosophy that Graph first began putting into practice roughly 30 years ago. This exhibition will focus on the secrets that enable Issay Kitagawa and Graph to continuously create communication designs that resonate deeply while, with supreme agility, crossing the boundaries between different genres: creativity and business, design and printing, designer and business operator.




Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living

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Record Extraordinaire! Uzo Nishiyama’s Notebooks on Houses and Living
at LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2 (Kyobashi, Nihonbashi area)
(2017-09-07 - 2017-11-25)

Architect and architectural scholar Uzo Nishiyama is regarded as a pioneer of scientific research into housing. He is also known as an advocate of the “Separation of Eating and Sleeping Quarters in Small Houses” and the creator of the post-war “dining-kitchen” residential plan. At the foundation of these achievements is Nishiyama’s tenacious research into housing for the purpose of improving ordinary people’s dwellings. The period of the 1940s to ‘60s when he actively conducted research was a time of dramatic change for housing in Japan. His research findings served an important role in clarifying the housing situation in this period. From the great volume of questionnaires, illustrations, and photographs he amassed from careful fieldwork, we can sense Nishiyama’s sincere perspective as a researcher and his devotion to observing, sketching, and recording. This exhibition looks at Uzo Nishiyama’s “housing studies” research and colorful career through some 90 items. They include sketches, illustrations, and photographs by Nishiyama—who had an excellent eye for observation and such a talent for drawing he thought of becoming a manga artist—as well as manga works from his junior high school days and early journals that foretell his compulsion for recording. Please enjoy browsing the gallery, which is filled with Nishiyama’s records. [Event] Lecture “Showa Housing Scholar Uzo Nishiyama” Speaker: Shigeru Matsumoto (University of Hyogo Professor Emeritus, The Uzo Nishiyama Memorial Library Chairman) Date: Oct. 5 (Thurs) 18:30–19:45 Free In Japanese. Please see the official website for reservations and details.




Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1

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Artists’ Book Exhibition Sendai ⇄ Tokyo Chapter 1
at NADiff a/p/a/r/t (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-11-03 - 2017-11-26)

In order to explore the expressive platform known as the “Artist Book,” this event will bring together artists working in various fields who have employed their own unique methodology to create one of these books, connecting the world of art and print. What is the current value of these books, which were once considered a cutting-edge format, and how effective are they today? What does the unique physical reality of the book experience, characterised by the thickness of the pages, the overall weight, the smell of the ink, and the marks of aging, bring? Taking such factors into consideration, the creators participating in this exhibition will attempt to embody their artistic expression in the book medium. This is a chance to experience the expressive potential of books. The exhibition will be held simultaneously at six venues in Tokyo and Sendai. Each venue will present different content so it is worth visiting as many as possible. Artists: Kana Aoki, Satoru Itazu, Jin Imamura, O Jun, Ari Ookubo, Kanon Kawakubo, Toshiyuki Kimura, Sonoko Sakurai, Kenshu Shintsubo, Fumi Natsume, Seiichiro Miida, Nanae Mitobe, Shuji Yamamoto [Related Event] Talk Event: The Story of Books - The Connection Between Art and Books Event Date: Nov. 3 (Fri) 17:00-18:30 (doors open 16:45) Speakers: Akiko Takiguchi (curator at Urawa Art Museum), O Jun (painter) Venue: inside NADiff a/p/a/r/t Capacity: 50 Admission: ¥500 *Event in Japanese *Please see the official website for booking and further details.




Graphic Designer Koichi Sato

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Graphic Designer Koichi Sato
at Takasaki Museum of Art (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2017-11-26)

Exhibiting major works, high school posters and sketch books, and early theater posters and fliers by Koichi Sato, an important Japanese graphic designer from Takasaki.




Zushi Art Festival 2017

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Zushi Art Festival 2017
at Zushi Beach (Yokohama, Kanagawa area)
(2017-10-07 - 2017-11-26)

Zushi Art Festival 2017 presents more than 70 works including photography, painting, installation, and more by artists on the international scene. A public exhibition, culture festival, music, and other events will also be held. Please see the official website for details. Venues: Zushibunka Plaza Hall, Zushi Kaikan, Zushi Catholic Church, Kameoka Hachimangu Shrine, Zushi City Hall, Kotsubo Fishing Port, Kikuchi Bldg. 2, others




Jae-eun Choi “Paper Poem”

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Jae-eun Choi “Paper Poem”
at Misa Shin Gallery (Shirokane, Hiroo area)
(2017-10-20 - 2017-12-02)

Jae-eun Choi was born in Seoul in 1953. During a visit to Japan in 1972, she became fascinated by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, and decided to study under Hiroshi Teshigahara, the 3rd head of the Sogetsu school, learning how the art form transcends merely arranging flowers to embody concepts of space and a certain view of the universe. Choi has been making artwork addressing questions of the life-cycle and time since the 1980s. The series of works that comprises this exhibition was produced between 2010 to 2016 while Choi was based mostly in Germany. Seeing a number of old books discarded outside her Berlin apartment, she brought them into her studio, where she removed blank pages such as the flyleaves, endpapers and so on, and produced collages from them. This paper manufactured in the late 19th century and 20th century was affected by exposure to light, which bleached its edges over time. The delicate gradations of the overlapping pages that come together inside the “frame” this bleaching creates are like layers of time stacked on top of one another. The compositions, which are reminiscent of constructivist collages, enhance these natural gradations, while also appearing much like the bird’s eye view of a city, with all its buildings lined up alongside one another. This exhibition also includes a tree sculpture produced in conjunction with the Paper Poem works. Placed around the tree are scrunched up pieces of paper with poems written on them, and viewers are invited to pick those pieces of paper up to read the poems. When they finish reading them, they return them to the floor to be read by the next visitor. With all this touching, the texture of the paper will become softer, and by the time the exhibition closes, the poems will have evolved into different ones.




Vinnie Nylon “Straphangers”

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Vinnie Nylon “Straphangers”
at Wish Less (Ueno, Yanaka area)
(2017-11-11 - 2017-12-03)

This event marks the return of Vinnie Nylon, the British graffiti writer and contemporary painter, at this gallery, fresh from the success of his recent solo exhibition at London’s StolenSpace Gallery. Over his 32 year career he has gained the respect of other UK urban artists; most notably internationally-acclaimed artist Banksy once donated an artwork to fund Nylon’s first London show in 2012. Vinnie sums up his ‘manifesto’ as a “potent mix of the 50s, skating and indelible graffiti,” where icons of consumer culture are reinterpreted and given his personal twist. In his upcoming solo exhibition he will show a stunning selection of his newest painting and prints alongside some rare pieces from his personal archive.




“Subject⇌Object”

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“Subject⇌Object”
at Axis Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-11-18 - 2017-12-03)

Presenting new works, including some shown in Japan for the first time, by the design project collective Takt Project.




Modern Fragrances and Cosmetics - The birth of Japanese Western-inspired aesthetics

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Modern Fragrances and Cosmetics - The birth of Japanese Western-inspired aesthetics
at Isehan-Honten Museum of Beni (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-10-21 - 2017-12-10)

Encounters with Western technology and culture that followed the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century introduced new values ​​to Japanese society. This year, marking 150 years since the country set out on its path to modernity, the museum will explore the modernization of fragrances and cosmetics in Japan. Domestic cosmetics from the Meiji era (1968-1912) through to the early Showa era (1926-1989) will be introduced alongside imported products and related print matter, which informed the subsequent manufacture of Japanese items. This is a chance to discover the progress and essence of modern cosmetics in Japan. From the Meiji era onward, the Japanese cosmetics industry was heavily influenced by products from countries such as France, Germany, England, and the United States. The introduction of scientific knowledge triggered the pursuit of safe materials, in turn promoting the manufacture of harmless cosmetics, while, at the same time, increasing the variety of products available. The strong aroma of overseas products is something that stood out as being completely different from the traditional fragrances of ancient Japan, imported perfumes thus becoming an essential factor in advocating these cosmetics of the new era. Meanwhile, the appearance of cosmetics and the gap between the design of foreign products and Japanese items was strongly apparent. The Japanese cosmetics industry thus grew with the help of inspiration from the beauty of the West. [Related Event] Talk Event: Meiji and Taisho era cosmetics - Japanese aesthetics reshaped by Western culture Event Date: Nov. 17 (Fri) 18:30-20:00 Speaker: Hiromi Yamamura (scholar of the culture of cosmetics) Capacity: 20 Admission: ¥500 *Event in Japanese. *Please see the official website for details on booking.




The 1964 & 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games: A Legacy for the Future

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The 1964 & 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games: A Legacy for the Future
at Discovery Museum (Tokyo: Others area)
(2017-10-06 - 2017-12-10)

October 28 marks the 1,000-day countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This exhibition presents newspaper and media reports on the world’s top athletes, who have been training tirelessly since childhood for these Games. It will also feature messages from medalists in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games looking ahead to 2010 with competitive passion.




Picture…book?

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Picture…book?
at Atelier Muji (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-11-03 - 2017-12-17)

The relationship between people and books is long-established. At first these objects that form an integral part of our lives were made from natural materials such as stone, soil, plants, and animal skin. Over the years, however, the structure of books has changed, and we now have books available in digital formats. How about if books and picture books became three-dimensional? Would this be a strange reading experience? Here four artists/artist groups explore this question, interrogating what a book is. [Related Events] Gallery Talk The artist will deliver a talk in the gallery space. Details of when it will be held will be published on the official website. Venue: Atelier Muji, 2F Muji Yurakucho Admission: Free Speaker: Anna Budanova *Please see the official website for booking.




Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”

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Tatsuhiko Shibusawa “The Domain of Draconia”
at Setagaya Literary Museum (Setagaya, Kawasaki area)
(2017-10-07 - 2017-12-17)

Tatsuhiko Shibusawa was a scholar of French literature, translator, critic, essayist, and writer of novels. This exhibition, held 30 years after his death, will review his works and that which he left to posterity from a new perspective, looking at his own literary expression, often referred to as “Shibusawa style.” From the beginning, Shibusawa worked with a different shade of literature, famously working with titles by the Marquis de Sade. This exhibition will include Shibusawa’s essay collection “Yume no Uchu-shi,” as well as “The Travels of Prince Takaoka,” one of his best known works, and more than 300 handwritten materials, such as writing drafts, manuscripts, and creative memos. There will also be various art works and objects that he was particularly fond of, and his collection of Japanese and Non-Japanese books. [Related Events] Related exhibition: “Salon Exhibition: Ryoichi Enomoto Kokaiki” Event dates: Oct. 7 (Sat) - Dec. 17 (Sun) 10:00-18:00 (may close for special events) Venue: 1F Literature Salon Admission: Free *Please see the official website for further details and information on other events.




Mitsuru Tokisato, Shota Yamauchi, Maaya Miki “Critical Selfies”

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Mitsuru Tokisato, Shota Yamauchi, Maaya Miki “Critical Selfies”
at Gallery To-Plus (Ebisu, Daikanyama area)
(2017-11-17 - 2017-12-24)

The three separate exhibitions that comprise this event are curated by Japanese art critic Yukiko Shikata. They will introduce three up-and-coming artist that represent the future of media art in Japan. Shikata and the artist presenting their work will give an introductory talk on the opening day of each exhibition. [Exhibition Details] Mitsuru Tokisato “Appearance Count Training #2” Date: Nov. 17 (Fri) - Nov. 26 (Sun) Opening Reception Date: Nov. 17 (Fri), 18:30-20:00 Shota Yamauchi “Potemkin” Date: Dec. 1 (Fri) - Dec. 10 (Sun) Opening Reception Date: Dec. 1 (Fri), 18:30-20:00 Maaya Miki “Hymn of birth” Date: Dec. 15 (Fri) - Dec. 24 (Sun) Opening Reception Date: Dec. 15 (Fri), 18:30-20:00




Orbis 30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Beauty of Everyday Life

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Orbis 30th Anniversary Exhibition: The Beauty of Everyday Life
at Pola Museum Annex (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-11-17 - 2017-12-24)

Haré and Ke form a duality within traditional Japanese culture: Haré is the remarkable and Ke is the usual. Moments of Haré are transformative and celebratory, when occasions rise, whereas Ke are the routines of ordinary life, best when uneventful. In contemporary society it can seem that glamorous Haré gets all of the attention, even though we know that rare and special Haré is only possible upon the repletion of humble Ke. In this exhibition we turn our attention to Ke, and illuminate the aesthetic propositions by creators for beauty that resonates deep within everyday life. [Artists] Yukiko Ishimura, Shinichiro Ogata, Ito Ogawa, Kengo Kuma, Kundo Koyama, Izumi Shiokawa, Fumie Shibata, Sooku Sen, Yoshiharu Doi, Ikuko Harada, Tomi Matsuba, Akira Minagawa, Karoku Yanagiya, Kaoru Yokoo




Movie Posters from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Film Center Collection

Movie Posters from the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Film Center Collection
at Gyoko-dori Underground Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-11-10 - 2017-12-25)

Established in 1970, the Film Center at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo is the only national film organization in Japan that actively collects and preserves films as cultural property, while also offering a consistent program of film screenings for the public. In addition to the movies themselves the collection also includes movie ephemera such as posters, photographic stills, screenplays, press materials, and books. This exhibition presents 10 items selected from among each of the three historically valuable collections held by the center.




Art Lounge “Fragment of This Star”

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Art Lounge “Fragment of This Star”
at Park Hotel Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-10-30 - 2017-12-27)

Artwork inspired by the shape, colors, brilliance, and other properties of stars. [Event] Opening Reception Date: Oct. 30 (Mon) 18:00–21:00




Pattern - Forms of Beauty

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Pattern - Forms of Beauty
at The Club (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-10-28 - 2018-01-04)

Representing both Western and Eastern perspectives, this exhibition includes key artists such as Christopher Wool, now regarded as one of the most important abstract painters of this century, and Agnes Martin, who was selected for a recent retrospective at the Guggenheim museum in 2016, as well as works by Yayoi Kusama and Genichiro Inokuma. Inokuma is a Japanese artist who was selected to present work at “The New Japanese Painting and Sculpture” exhibition organized by New York’s MoMA in 1966. He is also the designer of a very popular pattern titled “Hana-Hiraku (Flowers in Bloom),” which was originally commissioned as the first original wrapping paper for Japanese department store chain Mitsukoshi. The pattern holds its timeless charm to this day and continues to be a highly recognizable design all around the world. The exhibitors on this occasion also include critically acclaimed European artist Daan van Golden, who discovered Japanese graphic traditions of pattern design during his stay in the country in the 1960s and later incorporated them into his own creative process. This exhibition brings together well-known works by Inokuma and Golden, which both portray the “Hana-Hiraku” motif. The exhibition also presents new works by Richard Rhys, a London-based artist who explores the possibilities of patterns in multiple media and made his name with his exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery and other prestigious venues. History has given birth to a variety of forms of “beauty,” as well as an assortment of value systems to gauge them, all of which represent tastes that are intrinsic to each time period and its inherent context. Within human creation, patterns can be said to be unique in their ubiquity, present in all geographical regions in diverse forms; sometimes as ornamental elements that constitute what came to be called art, and other times as pragmatic elements that give shape to signs and many other means of communication. This exhibition is pleased to present various patterns expressing what may be considered “universal beauty,” connecting art and our everyday life.




Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection

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Layered Forms - Selections from the Hara Museum Collection
at Hara Museum Arc (Gunma) (Greater Tokyo area)
(2017-09-16 - 2018-01-08)

The keyword behind the works from the Hara Museum Collection featured in this exhibition is “layer,” a reference not only to a work’s structural aspect, but also to the idea of “layers of meaning.” In his assemblage of stacked portraits, Christian Boltanski has created an altar with each young girl’s face a metaphor for a memory of life and death. Lee Ufan’s work is comprised of a repeating pattern of dark, fading lines against white negative space. In Yoshitomo Nara’s work, we sense both hope and despair in the eyes of a girl standing in a war zone, eyes that seem to trace the lyrics of an anti-war song. In Kohei Nawa’s work, a stuffed doe is covered with transparent spheres that transform its existence into a “PixCell” (i.e., “picture” + “cell”). Explore the layered meanings in these and other works. [Featured Artists] Arman, Koji Enokura, Shinro Ohtake, Gilbert & George, Yayoi Kusama, Christian Boltanski, Jae-Eun Choi,Tokihiro Sato, Tabaimo, Yoshitomo Nara, Kosai Hori, Tomio Miki, Tadanori Yokoo, Katsuro Yoshida, Lee Ufan, Louise Nevelson, Robert Rauschenberg and others




Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street

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Prints in Paris 1900: From Elite to the Street
at Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-10-18 - 2018-01-08)

In Paris at the end of the 19th century, prints that up until that time were just for transmitting information or a means of reproduction became the latest medium for artists to widen the potential of expression. These artists elevated print to the level of art and created the origin of 20th century graphic art. At the same time in Paris, there was a flowering of mass culture with spending, amusement and pleasure. The world was filled with images as never before in the form of posters on the streets and in theatres, and illustrations in books, and a wide range of people came to enjoy art on a daily basis. This exhibition is jointly planned by the Van Gogh Museum which boasts the world’s largest collection of late 19th century prints, and the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum which houses a collection of lithographs and posters by Toulouse-Lautrec. This exhibit will bring together selected, superbly preserved works of graphic art, by Toulouse-Lautrec and other representative artists of the late 19th century.




“The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017”

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“The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017”
at Mori Arts Center Gallery (Roppongi, Nogizaka area)
(2017-11-01 - 2018-01-08)

Organized under the concept “Create Your Own Original Doraemon,” this exhibition brings together 28 artists and artist groups who will present their unique artworks capturing memories of the popular Japanese manga series, “Doraemon.” Since its birth in 1970, “Doraemon” has been capturing the imagination of audiences across Japan. There are also a great number of “Doraemon” fans among globally renowned artists who have been touched and inspired by this long-running manga. How exciting it is to see these artists expressing their feelings and memories of Doraemon through their work? This exhibition invites you to share in this special moment when “art” and “Doraemon” come together. [Artists] Makoto Aida, Kayo Ume, Motohiko Odani, Ryota Kuwakubo, Tomoko Konoike, Akinori Goto, Satomi Kondo, Tomoyoshi Sakamoto, Masaharu Sato, ShiShi Yamazaki, Ai Shinohara, Kotobuki Shiriagari, Yuta Nakazato, Suito Nakatsuka, Yoshitomo Nara, Yasuyuki Nishio, Mika Ninagawa, Miran Fukuda, Sebastian Masuda, Kumi Machida, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yasumasa Morimura+Junko Koike, Akira Yamaguchi, Hidenori Yamaguchi + Wataru Ito, Ryuki Yamamoto, RenaRena, Nozomi Watanabe




Marimekko Spirit

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Marimekko Spirit
at Ginza Graphic Gallery (Ginza, Marunouchi area)
(2017-11-15 - 2018-01-13)

Marimekko is a brand now loved by fans all around the world, with its unique designs brimming with originality and its fascinating approach to color. When craftsmanship and industrialization began to come together in Finland, a woman with a clear vision and an acute sensitivity, Armi Ratia (1912-1979), emerged with her new brand, Marimekko. She was not only talented in spotting promising designers, but also pioneering in her advocation of an open environment where designers could challenge their free creativity from the very start, leading to the development of timeless and much loved that remain representative of the brand. This exhibition will focus on three designers essential to the brand today - Paavo Halonen, Maija Louekari and Aino-Maija Metsola - introducing their creativity in terms of both art and design. It will include four of each of their most recognizable patterns produced for Marimekko, original works, and interview videos, addressing their individual characteristics. The show also intends to give an overview of the “Marimekko Spirit” as embodied by these three designers, inherited from the many successive designers of this company over than 65 or so years. Further, the designers - all three of them born and raised in Finland - have challenged themselves to create a new pattern on the theme of ‘Japan,’ this this is the first time that any of them have ever visited the country. Discover how their original concept of ‘Japan’ harmonizes with their skills and professional passion, turning their ideas into textile patterns and beautiful fabrics. Many Japanese have long admired Finnish design for its simple style, learning from the beauty of nature to enrich everyday life. Thus, this exhibition also attempts to explore what creativity within Finnish design resonates with the sensibility of Japanese aesthetics. [Related Events] Gallery Talk Event Date: Nov. 15 (Wed) 16:00-17:30 Speakers: Minna Kemel-Kutvonen, Paavo Halonen, Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola Venue: 3F DNP Ginza Building Capacity: 70 Admission: Free (booking required) *Please see the official website for booking and further details. “Marimekko Spirit – Elämäntapa” Exhibition Exhibition Dates: Dec. 15 (Fri), 2017 - Feb. 28 (Wed), 2018 Venue: Gallery A4




90 Years of Kinder book - The world of children traced through pictures and songs

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90 Years of Kinder book - The world of children traced through pictures and songs
at Printing Museum (Ichigaya, Kagurazaka area)
(2017-10-21 - 2018-01-14)

Kinder book was born as “Observational Picture Books Kinder Book” in November 1927 and will be turning 90 years old in 2017. It was an early forerunner of monthly childcare picture books that were distributed directly to kindergartens and has been closely connected to early childhood education for many generations. Looking back over the many years over which this magazine has been published, the lives of the people involved and the affection with which the creators addressed their readers is even now vividly conveyed. With the improvements in printing technology, photographs could later be included in addition to illustrations, which have been a feature since the very first issue. Combining photographs and illustrations, the expression has greatly changed over the decades. The world of Kinder book will be revealed here. [Related Events] Akira Yuyama Children’s Songs Talk & Froebel Boys’ Choir Concert Event Date: Nov. 4 (Sat) 14:00-16:00 Venue: Toppan Hall Admission: ¥1500 (all free seating, includes admission to the Printing Museum)




Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words Are Born
Flap-flop, Clap-clop: A Place Where Words Are Born at Arts Maebashi (Greater Tokyo area) (2017-10-20 - 2018-01-16) Hikkuri-ko, gakkuri-ko – the sound of footsteps under the influence of a little alcohol? Rendered in the exhibition’s English title as “Flap-flop, Clap-clop,” this is how Sakutaro Hagiwara, in an unpublished manuscript, transcribed the sound and feel of a nighttime walk around the city. We walk toward other places, encounter other people. Sometimes we have a purpose, sometimes we go where the wind blows. Because we cannot live alone, we turn to somebody else and speak words. Words are what connect us with other living people; to use words is also to live, to create, to weave, to sing, to think, to seek. Though we are never quite in touch with these words. The works of poets feature words that slip through our fingers, words that have sloughed off their meanings, words that carry an unbearable weight - but they also depict the faintest tremors of the heart that could not be captured without words. To us, words themselves also constitute the other - all the more reason why we must take a close look at their appearance, at their character. In recent times, the concerns of cultural anthropology - the formation of words tied to physical acts like speech and song, say, or regional writing and poetry - have borne on how we look at words. The technologies of printing and the internet radically transformed the character of words that once had a close connection with the body and with nature. Now, the increase in moving images is reaffirming to us the real variety of bodies and types of speech in existence. Then there is the experience of crises such as war and natural disasters. While these cast doubt and criticism on language-centric reason and rationalism, they can also be seen as opportunities to refine our delicate understanding of words. Think of strategies to avoid being dispossessed of one’s language by confining it to a private sphere, or of radical experiments to wrench words from their molds and set them free. It is a characteristic of times of crisis that such efforts become more apparent.  As we pass from the early period of internet democracy into the “post-truth” age, today’s words are confronted with issues of division and security. This exhibition has been planned with a view to drawing attention to what artists, who contemplate words through their own acute senses, feel and express - particularly in this so-called “post-truth” age. Welcome to a place where words come into being, born out of our existence and culture. Artists: Tomomi Adachi, Ryoji Arai, Hideki Uragami, Gakyu Osawa, Chikutai Osawa, Yoko Ono, oblaat, Tatsuo Kawaguchi, On Kawara, Francesco Cangiullo, Katsue Kitazono, Shinpei Kusano, John Cage, Mieko Shiomi, Kurt Shiwitters, Keiko Shiraishi, Hiraku Suzuki, Tullio D’Albisola, Tristan Tzara, Kazuo Tomiya, TOLTA, Seiichi Niikuni, ni_ka, Kyojiro Hagiwara, Sakutaro Hagiwara, Naoyo Fukuda, Yumi Fuzuki, Ben Vautier, George Maciunas, Maniackers Design, Filippo T. Marinetti, Futoshi Miyagi, MUTTONI, Fuyuki Yamakawa, Bocho Yamamura, Sofu Yokobori [Related Events] Today’s writing paper - Tour workshop by Tolta Event Date: Oct. 22 (Sun) 14:00- Meeting Place: 1F Information Desk, Arts Maebashi Admission: Free Capacity: 20 *Participants are asked to drink a wristwatch (or they may use the clock on a mobile phone). *Suitable for high school students and above.[...]



Open Site 2017-2018

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Open Site 2017-2018
at Tokyo Arts and Space Hongo (Chiyoda area)
(2017-10-14 - 2018-01-28)

This program aims to provide a platform for artistic activities in all creative fields, fostering new forms of expression and opening up opportunities to introduce innovative projects. It received even more applications from the general public than last year. From among them, 7 projects were chosen during the strict selection process, and they will be realized at Tokyo Arts and Space. There will also be one recommendation program. While development of cross-genre and interdisciplinary creation is accelerating in contemporary society, these selected projects go beyond the boundaries of existing genres. Part 1: Oct. 14 - Nov. 26, 2017 Part 2: Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 28, 2018 [Related Event] Opening Talk Event Date: Oct. 15 (Sun) 15:00-16:30 Speakers: Minoru Hatanaka, Kim Woojin, Arata Hasegawa *Event in Japanese




Design Trial 2017

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Design Trial 2017
at Ars Gallery (Omotesando, Aoyama area)
(2017-11-21 - 2017-11-26)

Prototypes by six designers from the same background working in different fields.