Events category: Exhibition

29 January 2019

Private View and Artist Talk: The inkblot looked like me – by Susumu Matsuura

This event provides the opportunity to have a first look at the work of Susumu Matsuura and hear him discuss the ideas and inspiration behind his work. Susumu’s work has “humans” as its main theme, and most of his work expresses human emotions. He is interested in exploring the two-sided nature of human beings, who harbour both positive feelings and greed. Works on display at the Foundation include: symmetrical portraits inspired by the Rorschach test; works inspired by the feelings of depression that the artist himself has experienced; and the series Caress a Cat.

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30 January 2019

The inkblot looked like me – by Susumu Matsuura

The work of the artist Susumu Matsuura has “humans” as its main theme, and most of his work expresses human emotions. Susumu is interested in exploring the two-sided nature of human beings, who harbour both positive feelings and greed. Works on display at the Foundation include: symmetrical portraits inspired by the Rorschach test; works inspired by the feelings of depression that the artist himself has experienced; and the series Caress a Cat.

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15 November 2018

Artist talk: Tsuyoshi Anzai in conversation with Dr Dean Kenning

Tsuyoshi Anzai discussed his ‘Jailhouse Locke’ exhibition with Dr Dean Kenning, Lecturer in the MRes Art: Theory and Philosophy at the Central Saint Martins and Research Fellow at the Kingston School of Art. Anzai’s works pose questions about the “thereness” of everyday items.  Breaking free of what the artist defines as the “modern disease of the subject/object distinction created by Descartes”, Anzai’s works challenge the visitors to look beyond simplifications and into the intertwined complexities of our modern world.

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6 November 2018

Private View: Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

The kinetic works and paintings presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden from human senses, Anzai’s works attempt to disrupt the way we unconsciously and passively perceive “representation”, and challenge visitors to look beyond simplifications and into the intertwined complexities of our modern world.

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7 November 2018

Jailhouse Locke by Tsuyoshi Anzai

The kinetic works and paintings presented in Tsuyoshi Anzai’s first solo exhibition in the UK pose questions about the ‘thereness’ of everyday items. Taking inspiration from the Platonic philosophical assumption of a world of ideas which is hidden from human senses, Anzai’s works attempt to disrupt the way we unconsciously and passively perceive “representation”, and challenge visitors to look beyond simplifications and into the intertwined complexities of our modern world.

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5 October 2018

Artist Talk: Akira Yamaguchi in conversation with Tim Clark

Akira Yamaguchi and Tim Clark, head of the Japanese section in the Asia Department, British Museum, and a specialist in ukiyo-e, discussed the artist’s influences, as shown in his exhibition Resonating Surfaces, and his attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques.

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2 October 2018

Private View: Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The works exhibited here present Akira Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques. Experimenting with different media and questioning the cultural significance of “oil on canvas”, Yamaguchi’s works urge the viewer to reconsider arbitrary boundaries within art history, while inviting us to contemplate the visible and invisible “resonances” of painting.
This exhibition is held in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo.

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3 October 2018

Resonating Surfaces by Akira Yamaguchi

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to introduce the work of the renowned Japanese painter Akira Yamaguchi to the UK public. The works exhibited here present Yamaguchi’s attempt to resolve the contradiction of being a painter inheriting the legacy of classical Japanese art, but also trained at art school to follow Western (oil-based) painting techniques.
This exhibition is held in collaboration with Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo

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7 June 2018

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018

On Thursday 7th June, the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018 private view was held, with the work of the three shortlisted finalists, Kate Groobey, Keith Milow and Mark Neville, on display.  Midway through the event Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, announced Kate Groobey as this year’s winner. 

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8 June 2018

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018: Kate Groobey/Keith Milow/Mark Neville

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018: Kate Groobey/Keith Milow/Mark Neville
The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2018 exhibition features three shortlisted artists: Kate Groobey, Keith Milow and Mark Neville. The artists are exhibiting their work at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London until 13 July 2018. The overall winner will then exhibit at the Mizuma Art Gallery in Tokyo in Autumn 2018.

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