Events category: Artist talk

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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22 September 2016

Private View and Artist Talk: HIKARI by Aki Kondo

On 11 March 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the north-east coast of Japan. To those who experienced the earthquake, the world has irrevocably changed after the catastrophe. The exhibition title HIKARI, meaning “light,” represents the hope we need in order to live on after the disaster, and suggests that the victims are still with us in this world in the form of light. For the opening of the exhibition, Aki Kondo was joined in conversation by Jenny White, Head of Visual Arts Programme at the British Council.

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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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11 May 2015

Artist Talk: Post-Apocalypse by Keita Miyazaki

Keita Miyazaki, a young Japanese artist, works on creating sculpture series and installations which evoke a sense of the post-apocalyptic. He is an artist exploring the supposedly polar notions of orderliness and fantasy. His installations select materials for their capacity to suggest ambiguity: traditional like metal, light and fragile like paper, invisible like sound. These juxtaposing techniques avoid concrete description, instead suspending forms in a state of uncertainty.

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5 March 2015

祈りInori/Spiritual Journey – Sengu

“The art of sculpture photography is to let the sculpture speak. My photography made Bourdelle’s works move and Rodin’s spin. In retrospect the crying agony of the images might have been a reflection of my personal struggles around that time. I used only my camera and natural light in dark churches. When I had almost given up hope, the light played a miracle each time and produced three providential works. Through photography I discovered the existence of the ‘Invisible World’. I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to record Sengu shrine restoration and ceremonies – a culture symbolising Japanese spirituality. This exhibition is to express my wishes for a peaceful world.”

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17 February 2015

'Remembering Absence' by Kirk Palmer

Kirk Palmer’s work explores the existential nature of human relationships with the world through an exploration of the temporal landscape and sense of place using still and moving images. Centred upon Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Yakushima, the works exhibited here examine how historical events manifest in the present-day physical substance of place, where the pall of the atomic bombings remains a latent, unifying presence.

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