The Japan Foundation E-mail Magazine Vol. 315

■■ VISUAL DOCUMENTARY PROJECT 2017 ■■

◇VISUAL DOCUMENTARY PROJECT 2017
Upon the selection of the five winners for Visual Documentary Project 2017, we will now be organizing film screenings in Kyoto and Tokyo on December 7 and 9 respectively.

For more details:
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/events/e-vdp2017/?ref=icml_1711

◇Open Lecture by Ma Thida―Prisoner of Conscience: Finding and Practicing Freedom in Prison Cell

For more details:
http://jfac.jp/assets/uploads/sites/3/2017/11/ma-thida-lecture.pdf

◇Japan-Americas Art Curator Exchange Program invites 5 curators from major museums in US to Japan
The Japan Foundation runs a program inviting art experts such as curators and scholars to Japan to gain insights and experiences that will help them to introduce Japanese contemporary art overseas. This year, we have invited five curators who specialize mainly in contemporary art at museums in the Midwestern and Southern US.

For more details:
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/exchange/curators_americas/2017/11-01.html

◇SHARIFAH AMANI―Time with Yasmin Ahmad and the New Wave in Malaysian Film
Sharifah Amani, the Malaysian actress who starred in Isao Yukisada's Pigeon from the omnibus series Asian Three-Fold Mirror, shared with us her encounter with the late Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, her experience in the legendary but incomplete film project Wasurenagusa, her thoughts on the New Wave in Malaysian film, and working with her contemporaries.

For more details:
http://jfac.jp/en/culture/features/f-ah-sharifah-amani-edmund-yeo/?ref=icml_1711

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▼△▼△The Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition▼△▼△  
The Japan Foundation offers various travelling exhibition programs conducted overseas.

◇Variation and Autonomy: The Prints of Contemporary Japanese Painters
Montreal (Canada)
December 1 - 21, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/variation_autonomy.html

◇YAKISHIME - Earth Metamorphosis
Leon (Nicaragua)
Until December 2, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/yakishime.html

◇Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master's Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics
Hat Yai (Thailand)
Until December 5, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/manga_hokusai.html

◇Japanese Design Today 100 <renewal version>
Hafnarfjorour (Iceland)
Until December 30, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/n_design_100.html

◇Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art
Minsk (Belarus)
Until December 9, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/winter_garden.html

◇Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present
Rome (Italy)
Until January 5, 2018
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/photo_1970s.html

◇Handcrafted Form: Traditions and Techniques
Upper Hutt (New Zealand)
Until January 21, 2018
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/handcraft.html

◇Passage to the Future: Art from a New Generation in Japan
Guayaquil (Ecuador)
December 6, 2017 - January 7, 2018
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/future.html

◇The Dolls of Japan: Shapes of Prayer, Embodiments of Love
Varazdin (Croatia)
Until December 3, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/dolls.html

◇Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan
Cairo (Egypt)
Until November 28, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/handcraft_tohoku.html

◇TOHOKU-Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers
Islamabad (Pakistan)
Until December 7, 2017
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/photo_tohoku.html

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▼△▼△More▼△▼△

◇"Nihongo Kyoiku Tsushin" is updated
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/japanese/teach/tsushin/index.html

◇Japanese TV Broadcasting Abroad
http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/media/supportlist_media/index.html

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Vol.315  11/28/2017
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