Talk

TALKS

March 3 Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama
March 24 Suguru Yamamoto and Wataru Kitao
March 30 Japanese traditional craft in the 21st century
     

ARTIST TALK:

Ryota Aoki and Gentaro Yokoyama
3 March 2017 / 6:30pm (doors open 6pm) Booked out – waitlist only

Two members of the boundary-pushing Ikeyan ceramics group, Aoki and Yokoyama, will discuss their practices and the culture of kogei (Japanese traditional craft) in contemporary Japanese ceramics. With technical mastery in their medium, both artists seek to invigorate traditional craftsmanship with their experimental glaze research, new forms, suggestive sculptural works, and functional tableware.
 
In Ryota Aoki’s workshop. Photo by Real Japan Project.

Details:

Dates:
3 March 2017  
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm (Doors open 6pm)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Admission: Booked out – waitlist only
Bookings/Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
 

TALK-WORKSHOP

Suguru Yamamoto and Wataru Kitao
24 March 2017 / 6pm-8pm (doors open 5:30pm) / Free, bookings essential

Open to theatre and dance students and artists interested in learning more about current contemporary Japanese theatre. Suguru Yamamoto, a playwright, and Wataru Kitao, an actor and dancer-choreographer, will also talk about the process of making The Unknown Dancer in the Neighbourhood

 

Suguru Yamamoto at Bangkok Theatre Festival 2014. Photo by Teeraphan Ngowjeenanan.

Details:

Dates:
24 March 2017  
Time: 6pm-8pm (doors open 5:30pm)
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Register Please fill up the registration form and we will get back to you within 24 hours (during business hours only)
Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055
 

TALK EVENT

Japanese traditional craft in the 21st century
Yuji Akimoto

30 March 2017 / 6:30pm-7:30pm (Doors open 6pm)  / Free, bookings essential

 

Yuji Akimoto, director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, and director/professor of The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts discusses the place of traditional craftsmanship in contemporary art and the challenge of keeping Japanese traditional craft, known as kogei, viable in the 21st century.

 
Ceramics by Takuro Kuwata. Photo by Jenna Bascom. Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design. 

Details:

Dates:
30 March 2017  
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm (Doors open 6pm)  
Venue:
The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008
Admission: Free, bookings essential
Bookings/Enquiries:
reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055