Here and ThereA list of Japan-related events and exhibitions beyond Japan Society.
Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University presents
Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040
Origami Heaven showcases the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami with the work of ten international artists.
Steven Kasher Gallery presents
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
This exhibition of Roma’s most recent project consists of an intricate sequence of 75 black and white portraits and landscapes photographed in a secluded section of Prospect Park, a meeting place where black, Latino and other gay and bisexual men have long sought one another out to fulfill their wish for community and to satisfy sexual desire. This is Roma’s first major New York exhibition of new photographs since his acclaimed solo exhibition Come Sunday at the Museum of Modern Art in 1996. The book In the Vale of Cashmere will be published by powerHouse Books in conjunction with the exhibition.
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
On Thu, Nov 12 the FIAF will present Only You Could Have a Face Like That, a tribute to Warhol muse Ultra Violet. Part music hall spectacular, part fashion show and part installation, this performance by Pascal Blondeau will take you on a journey with fascinating artist Ultra Violet. Get $15 tickets with code FACE15.
Where Technology Meets The Human Body
Saturday, November 21 at 7:30 & 9:00 pm
Sunday, November 22 at 7:30 pm
Martha Graham Dance Company – Studio 1 (55 Bethune Street, NYC)
Tickets: 30 (Student $20) in advance, and $35 (Student $25) at the door
VIP tickets $100 also available
On Nov 20, 21 and 22, a world premiere mysterious Dance Theater collaboration between prestigious Bessie Award winner Miki Orihara (Martha Graham Dance Company Principal) and acclaimed director Theatrical Visual Effects Specialist nissy will finally expose itself. Jazz pianist, award winning Sony Music recording artist Senri Oe will participate in with his original music. Nana Tsuda(Take Dance) will be featured.
Inspired by Schrödinger‘s cat (quantum mechanics), this experimental theater piece opens the book of our lives in a paradoxical nature. World class performers play instinctively and spontaneously with technology such as motion sensor lighting and CG, which takes audiences into uncharted territory.
Fighting for global social transformation, performance artist and activist Kathy Change was on a mission to save the world from disaster. As a final act of protest, she self-immolated on the campus of UPenn in 1996. Chang(e) is a live-staged docudrama that slips between reality and fantasy, plunging viewers inside the mind of Kathy Change. Through a phantasmagorical blend of dance, text, video and original score, Change’s prescient defiance comes to life in this real life account of a modern day "Cassandra."
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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.
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