Events category: Artist talk

22 November 2017

Artist Talk: Reimagining Nature: Hitomi Hosono's Memories in Porcelain

Combining memories of her mother’s garden in Gifu with inspiration found in the parks of London, the work of Hitomi Hosono demonstrates a meticulous study of botanical forms. For this event, the artist will be joined in conversation by Dr. Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere, Research Director of the Sainsbury Institute, and currently seconded to the British Museum as IFAC Handa Curator of Japanese Art in the Department of Asia.

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11 October 2017

Absence and Ambience - Takashi Kawashima in conversation with Dr Marco Bohr

Takashi Kawashima creates works to suggest ‘absent’ stories, which recount catastrophes caused by overwhelming natural powers, tracing the memory of the land via the imaginary narrative woven by the artist’s own experiences and questions. The artist will be joined in conversation by Dr Marco Bohr, Postgraduate Programme Director for the Arts at Loughborough University, to discuss his practice and the works on show.

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4 July 2017

Artist Talk: Toshiaki Hicosaka, To Look at the Fire

The first London solo exhibition of the artist Toshiaki Hicosaka invites us to reflect on the world through fire: the driver of evolution, life, comfort and violence. In this talk, the artist was joined in conversation by Dr Sunil Manghani, Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton.

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14 February 2017

Artist talk: 2s, 3s & 4s by Natsko Seki

2s, 3s & 4s is the first London solo exhibition of Natsko Seki, an established freelance illustrator known for her bright and playful style, which she often employs for travel-related illustrations and children’s books. For this event, Seki was joined in conversation by Olivia Ahmad, Curator, House of Illustration.

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20 May 2016

Taisuke Koyama in conversation with Gemma Padley

The artist Taisuke Koyama will be joined by Gemma Padley, freelance photography journalist and editor, and Projects Editor at British Journal of Photography, to discuss Koyama’s practice his exhibition Generated Images, currently in show at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House.

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4 March 2016

Like a Prime Number by Enrico Isamu Oyama

Enrico Isamu Oyama is best known for the signature style Quick Turn Structure (QTS): minimal, free-flowing motifs of repetitive lines, developed from the visual language of graffiti culture and contextualized in the realm of contemporary art.
The artist will be joined in conversation by Dr Lena Fritsch, assistant curator at Tate Modern, to discuss his work and practice.

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9 February 2016

The Missing Post Office UK by Saya Kubota

The Missing Post Office invites you to post a letter, like a message in a bottle, which will float on the sea of time. A letter to and from anyone, anything, anywhere and at any time, which will one day be washed ashore. This artist talk introduces its temporal UK branch, opened as part of Saya Kubota’s solo exhibition Material Witness. Mr Brian Payne, Missing Post Office UK, will be in conversation with the artist, where they will discuss the letters and postcards received at the UK MPO branch hosted at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

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