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The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibitions


The Japan Foundation Traveling Exhibitions

The Japan Foundation has assembled traveling exhibitions from its own collection of artworks and actively sends them to foreign countries. Traveling exhibitions may consist of works in areas such as ceramics, photographs, paintings, crafts, and Japanese dolls. Approximately twenty permanent traveling exhibitions are on the road throughout the year, appearing in over 100 museums and cultural facilities and, as introductions to the breath of Japanese culture and art, have been received with rave reviews everywhere.These traveling exhibitions are co-organized by the Japan Foundation and diplomatic missions abroad, with the cooperation of the art galleries, museums and cultural organizations in each country.

 

Twist and Shout: Contemporary art from Japan


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      and Shout: Contemporary art from Japan

This is a catalog of the first large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from Japan held in Thailand. Exhibited pop art works of 17 artists representing Japan in the 2000s are printed in full color.

 

 

Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese art


Wa: l'harmonie au quotidien - Design japonais d'aujourd'hui
This book is the catalogue of the exhibition entitled "Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese art." The exhibition was planned by the Japan Foundation and curated by art critic Midori Matsui to introduce a new generation of contemporary Japanese artists to the world.

 

Wa: l'harmonie au quotidien - Design japonais d'aujourd'hui


This book is a valuable document that contains four essays by curators and commentary on all of the 161 design items exhibited, in English and French.

 

Contemporary architect's Concept Series 2 Junya Ishigami: small images


This book introduces the concepts presented by an architect Junya Ishigami, one of exhibitors at 11th International architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale. It contains many pictures, drawings, and drafts of Ishigami’s works.

 

YOKOHaMa TRIENNaLE 2008 TIME CREVaSSE External link


YOKOHaMa TRIENNaLE 2008 TIME CREVaSSE
This book contains a list of all artworks exhibited in the Yokohama Triennale 2008, texts by the team of curators, and photographs and texts by artists.

 

YOKOHaMa TRIENNaLE 2008 Guide Book External link


YOKOHaMa TRIENNaLE 2008 Guide Book

This is the official guidebook of the Yokohama Triennale 2008, summing up the information of all artists participated in the Triennale and all venues deployed around the main venue Shinko Pier Exhibition Hall.

 

Vanishing Points:Contemporary Japanese art


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a catalog of the exhibit held in India as an event commemorating Japan - India Friendship Year 2007 and introduced Japanese contemporary art.

 

Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese architecture 1996–2006


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a traveling exhibition’s catalogue, published by Shinkenchiku-sha. Price: ¥2,381 (tax excluded)

 

Beautiful New World


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Catalogue of the exhibition "Beautiful New World: Contemporary Visual Culture from Japan”, an exhibition Commemorating the thirty-fifth anniversary of the normalization of Japan-China relations. It gives an overview of 34 creative people of a variety of fields, from media art, architecture, and fashion to manga and anime, as well as contemporary art.

 

Cubism in asia


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a catalog of exhibit of works from Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to review asian modern art and to show show how cubism, European art trend started in early 20th century in Paris, was accepted and changed in asian countries.

 

Rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan


Catalogue of "Rapt!-20 contemporary artists from Japan-,” an ambitious program of exhibitions, residencies and public events showcasing contemporary Japanese art in australia.

 

Report on Japan’s participation of12th asian art Biennale、Bangladesh 2006


Countries from asia, africa, South america and Pacific regions participated the 12th Biennale. Participants from Japan were Mr. Hiroshi Fuji and Yuken Teruya.

 

Japanese Pavilion, the 52nd Venice Biennale 2007


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Works of Masao Okabe, artist that represent Japan at the 52nd Venice Biennale.

 

Japanese Pavilion, the 51st Venice Biennale 2005


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Features works of Miyako Ishiuchi who exhibited her works at the Japanese Pavilion at the 51st International art Exhibition of Venice Biennale.

 

Katagami - Paper Stencils and Japonisme


Catalogue of the exhibition"Katagami and Japonisme” held at the Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris.

 

asian Cartoon Exhibition


Works from the asian Cartoon Exhibition featuring 77 new works by 10 leading
cartoonists from 10 countries depicting youth culture in the respective nations

 

Positioning - In the New Reality of Europe: art from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary


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Catalogue of the exhibition "Positioning - In the New Reality of Europe: art from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary," organized jointly by the Japan Foundation, The National Museum of art, Osaka, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary art and Museum Of Contemporary art Tokyo.

 

Visions of the Body 2005


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Catalogue of the exhibition "Visions of the Body 2005” at Seoul Museum of art, text in both Japanese and Korean.

 

YOKOHaMa2005 Documents External link


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In addition to information of all the artists in International Triennale of Contemporary art YOKOHaMa 2005 External link, a document of this triennale with photos by Shigeo anzai is also listed.

 

YOKaI-- Bestiary of the Japanese Fantastic


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Catalogue of the exhibition "YÔKaÏ - Bestiaire du fantastique japonais” at the Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris.

 

26 Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo


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This is a country-by-country catalog in English and Portuguese of the 26th Sao Paulo Biennale, one of the biggest international exhibits of modern art since 1951.Works of Susumu Miyazaki, an exhibited artist, are listed.

 

 

Report on an international symposium Cubism in asia 2005


Report on an international symposium held in relation to the exhibit Cubism in asia in which 77 works of 53 artists from 11 asian countries including Japan were exhibited and artists and their activities during a period when cubism was accepted in asian countries and areas were introduced.

 

Imari: Porcelains for Shoguns and European Kings, 1610-1760


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This is a catalog in French of "Imari: Porcelains for Shoguns and European Kings, 1610-1760,” an exhibition traveled in Europe from 2005 to 2006.

 

The 11th Triennale INDIa 


Exhibition catalog of the 11th Triennale INDIa in which artists from 40 countries in the world as well as India participated.

 

Living Together is Easy


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a catalog of Living Together is Easy exhibited at Contemporary art Gallery, art Tower Mito from January 24 to March 28, 2004.

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