Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
On View through Sunday, July 24, 2016
The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY 11106
The Noguchi Museum’s 30th-anniversary programming culminates with an installation by celebrated artist Tom Sachs. This major exhibition is the first at the Museum to present work by a single artist other than its founder, Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988).
The exhibition centers on an immersive environment representing Sachs’ distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe–and includes live tea ceremony performances in which visitors may apply to participate as guests.
About the Artist: http://tomsachs.org/
Tuesday, July 19, 8 PM
79 N. 11 St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Sumo Stew takes over The Brooklyn Brewery again! We'll be streaming the match from Japan, while you enjoy bento boxes brought to you by outstanding local chefs. As usual, you'll be served up a hearty, steaming bowl of chankonabe (#SumoStew), and plenty of beer and Japanese spirits to wash it all down. Kanpai!
Price includes 2 drink tickets and a Brooklyn Brewery beer token, with additional drink tokens available for purchase. Event is 21+.
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505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brookly, NY 11238
OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi presents a newly-commissioned text by playwright Toshiki Okdada, directed by Alec Duffy (Our Planet, Japan Society, 2013) from a translation by Aya Ogawa.
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September 12 — November 18, 2016
As a proud ACAW Consortium Partner, we are pleased to participate in the 11th edition of Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) – A curatorial & educational platform connecting over 40 New York & Asia based art institutions to present cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative projects, provocative dialogues and festivities citywide, culminating in ACAW’s signature program FIELD MEETING Take 4: Thinking Practice and other special events.
The Japanese Government’s “Cool Japan” Hotline
“Cool Japan” refers to Japanese products, media and culture that non-Japanese people feel are interesting and distinct to Japan. The Japanese Government wishes to learn what is cool to non-Japanese and work on disseminating these things further in order to deepen cultural exchange. The Cabinet Secretariat welcomes your opinions on what things are ‘cool’ from the viewpoint of non-Japanese people but unnoticed by Japanese, proposals on how to disseminate “Cool Japan”, and any other proposals to the Japanese Government that may be helpful for the “Cool Japan” strategy. Please note that the Secretariat will not specifically reply to each opinion or proposal received. We appreciate your cooperation.