News for February 2015

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20 December 2018

Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation awarded the Ambassador's Commendation

On 29 October 2018, the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation was delighted to be awarded the  Ambassador’s Commendation. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka commended the Foundation for its accomplishments in fostering closer links between Japan and the UK. The award was bestowed during a reception to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Foundation and was attended by many recipients of

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5 December 2018

The "Yamatorige” Project: Returning a National Treasure to its Rightful Home

One of our 2017 Daiwa Scholars Tumi Markan is currently helping to run the international component of the campaign – to raise the capital needed to buy the famous “Yamatorige (山鳥毛)”, an art sword designated as a National Treasure of Japan, for the internationally-recognised Bizen Osafune Sword Museum – both creating and running the online crowdfunding page, as well as working with the museum’s master craftspeople to create promotional and informative content for the project.

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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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