Collection Asian Landscapes / Awazu Kiyoshi: Makurihirogeru 5

2018.11.3 (Sat.) - 2019.3.3 (Sun.)

The many art styles coming out of Asia, intimately related to their particular vernacular history and culture, intently explore the interval between tradition and rapid globalization, working trial and error. This exhibition presents works, trained by the waves of post-industrialization and technological change, that ask the universal question, “Where is humanity headed?” These works, which illuminate our changing society from Artists based their activities in Asian, vernacular culture, are presented under the theme, “Asian Landscapes.”
Then, this time’s small special exhibition, “Makurihirogeru”—the fifth (and final) investigative-research exhibition devoted to Awazu Kiyoshi, displays pasteup originals of Awazu print works. Through them, it examines Awazu’s thinking as a creator who continually asked “What is design”? and never relinquished his focus on “reproduction.”

Do Ho Suh Home within Home - 1/11th Scale - Prototype 2009
© Do Ho Suh
Courtesy of the Artist, and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong
Photo: Taegsu Jeon

Aperto 09 Nishimura Yu

2018.10.6 (Sat.) - 2019.3.24 (Sun.)

In the same painting, Nishimura Yu (1982-) complexly overlays different scenes or actions catching his eye—fragments of “fulfilling hours enjoyed in daily life”—and composes them in a landscape. The resulting blurry picture evokes a place seemingly far removed from reality and pulls the viewer into the depicted scene.

scenery passing (reflected in the window) 2017
© Yu Nishimura
Courtesy of KAYOKOYUKI

CULTURE CITY OF EAST ASIA 2018 KANAZAWA Cooperative Projects

Qiu Zhijie Living Writing

2018.9.8 (Sat.) - 2019.3.3 (Sun.)

Living Writing

Through writing, primarily using the Chinese traditional calligraphy he learned as a child, QIU Zhijie has continually inquired into universal, primordial human existence. Fujian Province, where he was born, was once a vital center for seaborne trade, rich in cultural exchange born from commerce and immigration. Qiu’s works with their dynamic, free perspective are deeply influenced by the culture of his home region. This exhibition examines the art and expressive power of Qiu Zhijie, who sees the world comprehensively and merges his own existence with representation of the relationships between people and things.

Propagator in the Darkness 2008
© QUI Zhijie

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DeathLAB: Democratizing Death

2018.7.7 (Sat.) - 2019.3.24 (Sun.)

DeathLAB, founded by Karla Rothstein at Columbia University in 2013, is an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the space and social consequence of urban disposition and memorialization. Housed at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, DeathLAB’s cross-cutting research engages diverse academic fields, including architecture, environmental engineering, religious studies and sociology. We will introduce the lab’s ongoing work, which intertwines sacred space and civic life.

Constellation Park 2014
©LATENT Productions and Columbia GSAPP DeathLAB

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La leçon d’élégance par Françoise Moréchand Analyse de l’époque vol. 29

Sonia Rykiel: A free-thinking/sexy/elegant woman’s way of living

2019.3.2 (Sat.)

A series of talks by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa advisor Françoise Moréchand. Expect some wide-ranging, quick-witted commentary on art, fashion and modern society as Moréchand incisively dissects the times in which we live.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
For More Information:
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Phone: +81-76-220-2811

Photo: Ikeda Hiraku

Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group X Dainanagekijo Notes Exchange Vol.3

Café Lumière

2019.2.16 (Sat.) - 2019.8.17 (Sat.)

Japanese and Taiwanese theater companies join forces to bring the film "Café Lumière"  to the stage
Dainanagekijo, based in the city of Tsu, Mie Prefecture, and a company from Taipei will collaborate in a theater version of "Café Lumière," inspired by the eponymous film directed by leading international Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, in a production as refreshing for the soul as a cup of coffee that turns its gaze on the bonds between Taiwan and Japan, between people, and between individuals and family.

Venue :
Theater 21/ 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Scene from the Taipei performance of Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group X Dainanagekijo Notes Exchange Vol.2 1984.
Photo: Matsubara Yutaka