News category: Art & Exhibitions

11 August 2015

Exhibition by Ichijoh Shimotani at the Double Tree by Hilton West End in London, 2-5 October 2015

This London exhibition is Ichijoh Shimotani’s first ever show outside of Japan.

Ichijoh Shimotani is a Japanese Bokusai painter based in Osaka, Japan.  Born in Tokushima, Japan, Ichijoh graduated from the The Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 1965 and soon discovered her love for painting. In 1974, she ventured into the world of oil painting and has had a presence in the Japanese traditional and modern art scene ever since.

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16 March 2015

Edmund de Waal featured in 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector' at the Barbican Centre until 25 May

As part of  the Barbican’s major new exhibition on artists as collectors (Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector), former Daiwa Scholar,  Edmund de Waal is showing the first collection he ever made as a child, containing shells, fossils and architectural fragments, alongside sixty-five Japanese netsuke from the collection given to him by his Uncle Iggie. To draw these historical collections together, Edmund is also exhibiting a work he made in 2011, from the collection of a private man, a biographical work of fifty-seven porcelain vessels held within a vitrine. All three collections will be on public view for the first time.  The show is on until 25 May 2015.

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23 February 2015

'Sound and Vision' at LGLondon - curated by Jonathan Watkins and featuring work by Yukio Fujimoto and David Cunningham

Sound and Vision at LGLondon is on from 21 February to 11 April 2015

This exhibition, curated by Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon gallery in Birmingham,  focuses on the nature of human perception. The circumscription of our aural and visual experience – simply, through the way our bodies work – is played on by David Cunningham (b. Ireland, 1954) and Yukio Fujimoto (b. Japan 1950) in order to achieve compelling artistic outcomes. They make the most of the truism that we only hear what we can hear, and see what we can see. This is the first time Cunningham and Fujimoto, both equally acclaimed and influential internationally, have exhibited together.

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18 February 2015

'Fog invites people' - Fujiko Nakaya, 'Fog Bridge' artist, was in conversation at Tate Modern on 17 February 2015

Over a career spanning 40 years, Fujiko Nakaya has pioneered the use of water vapour as a sculptural media. Nakaya has fabulous English, so it was not surprising to hear that she had gone to school in Chicago. Later on she returned to New York to study. In her entertaining talk at Tate Modern yesterday, 17 February 2015, she gave an overview of her work and also engaged in a question and answer session. She is effortlessly charming and humorous.

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17 February 2015

Former Daiwa Scholar, Guy Mayman, is taking part om DATAMOSH at Oriel Wrecsam until 21 March 2015

Former Daiwa Scholar, Guy Mayman is taking part in DATAMOSH at Oriel Wrecsam until 21 March 2015.  DATAMOSH came about when artists Paul R Jones and Guy Mayman discovered a large archive of 35mm slides, audio cassettes and A4 booklets earmarked for destruction at the Art School where they were working. This material was no longer wanted because of a perception that it had been rendered obsolete by the digital hardware and Wi-Fi access ubiquitous in the 21st Century.

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13 November 2014

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 - shortlist announced

The three shortlisted artists for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 are Mikhail Karikis,  Oliver Beer and Julie Brook. In June 2015 the shortlisted artists will exhibit at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London. The winning artist, who will be announced during the exhibition’s opening night, will then exhibit at the Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in autumn 2015. For further details please refer click here. The press release can be viewed here:

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