Events category: Artist talk

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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2 December 2014

Shizuka Yokomizo

Shizuka Yokomizo explores the phenomenon of the photographic image by looking at its different visual and non-visual spaces in its various stages of making. In her new work shown here, she takes instead the residual material of a previous project, engaging with it as a material in limbo, disconnected but not disavowed from its original conditions. The images derive from the out-takes of one of several shoots in 2008/9 when Yokomizo was involved in meeting various women in hotel rooms and photographing them in their trade as sex workers.

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17 June 2014

Toru Ishii: Delirious Metropolis

Based on the subject of physicality and topicality within the delirious metropolis, Toru Ishii’s first solo exhibition in the UK aims to achieve a hybrid of expression in elements such as the past and present and the digital and analogue. He challenges how traditional art can exist in this modern age, and attempts to find a new paradigm of art by employing long-established techniques. The artist was joined by Professor Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the Anglo-Japanese Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts.

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31 March 2014

As Though Tattooing on My Mind

Gozo Yoshimasu will talk about his latest solo exhibition at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. As Though Tattooing on My Mind is the first exhibition of the Japanese poet and artist Gozo Yoshimasu in the UK, and summarises fifty years of Yoshimasu’s career as one of the world’s most innovative and influential poets and artists. The exhibition presents pieces of his visual artwork together with various forms of his poetry, including double-exposure photography, copper-plate engravings, the sui generis gozoCiné video work and original manuscripts from his latest visual poetry series, Kaibutsu-kun (Dear Monster).

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13 February 2014

Tokyo Portraits by Carl Randall

Carl Randall talked about his latest solo exhibition at Daiwa Foundation Japan House, exploring the themes of overpopulation, community and the individual and the group, as depicted in his Tokyo Portraits. The artist was joined by Andrew Stahl, Head of Undergraduate Painting and Director of Undergraduate Studies at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

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