WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGES JAPAN

Nov. 11 - Dec. 3, 2000

Reception Nov. 11, 4 - 6 P.M.

THE WILLIAMSBURG ART & HISTORICAL CENTER (WAH Center) offers international shows twice a year which bridge other nations arts & cultures around the world. We bring together the work of artists working in their own countries and also the work of expatriate artists now living & working in the USA. Fine art in all media is displayed. In this way we make a comparison of these two groups and might see differences due to circumstance or cultural environment. We have produced in the past shows bridging Cuba, Holland, Italy & Russia. This Fall we introduce traditional & contemporary Japanese arts & culture to the audience by bringing 30 fine artists from Japan and 20 Japanese fine artists living & working in New York City (some from Williamsburg). Also in conjunction with the fine art, we have a series of performances both traditional & contemporary which will show another aspect of Japanese culture.

 

2ND FLOOR MAIN GALLERY

Japanese Japanese Artists: Kazumi Aragane, Senpo Itoh, Michiko Inukai, Misa Wematsu, Akihiro Ono, Yasuhide Kajii, Yoshiko Kume, Kazuo Tamaki, Hironori Niihara, Nobuhiko Himura, Sachiko Fujino, Hiro Muraoka, Teruko Ide, Midori Umemura, Ayako Takahara, Yasuko Habara, Mariya Oka, Masanori Mimasu, Akemi Sugihara, Koubun Yoshida, Mika Kawakami, Shigeki Matsuda, Masaru Sugino, Kouhei Danjou, Rumiko Toyota, & Sakae Koizumi (video)

New York Japanese Artists: Gen Hikage, Taro Ichihashi, Hiroshi Kariya, Takeshi Kawashima, Risaburo Kimura, Keiko Kubota, Kazuko Miyamoto, Koji Moriya, Yuko Nii, Naoto Nakagawa, Massaki Noda, Toki Ozaki, Noriko Sakuyama, Shunji Sakuyama, Masaaki Sato, Masami Sato, Kiyomitsu Saito, Shigeru Yamada

1ST FLOOR SMALL GALLERY

"Japanese Contemporary Prints from Japan"
curated by Shoko Kanai
Sanae Hotta, Shunji Kikuchi, Masako Imori, Toshiya Susuki

1ST FLOOR GALLERY

"Slanted Vision"
curated by Keiko Nakano
Yuri Shimojo & Masaki Tsuchiya (from Williamsburg)


PERFORMANCES

Fri. Nov. 17th, 2000 @ 8 P.M. Adm. $10

"Art of Ikebana & Singing About Flowers"
by Mayuko Minami
Japanese Flower Arranging Saga Goryu School with five different arrangements and 7 songs in Italian, French,English & Japanese

"Generation X"
with keyboard by Tomoko Yazawa

"Total Eclipse"
Live Painting by Naoki Iwakawa Video installation by Shige Moriya Sound by Nao Sakamoto


Sat. Nov. 18, 2000 @ 8 P.M. Adm. $10

"Evening of Music & Dance"
Shakuhachi (Japanese Bamboo Flute) by Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin & Koto (Japanese Harp or Lyre) by Mutsumi Takamizu; Butoh Dance by Zack Fuller with music by his friends; Awa- Odori (Bon Dance) by Yasuyo Susa; Avant Garde Shamisen Music by Satoru Itoh


Fri., Sat. & Sun. Dec 1, 2 & 3 @ 8 P.M. Adm. $10

"After Image"
Multimedia Performance:
Sound Installation by Kenta Nagai & Fumio Tashiro, Stage Installation by Miho Morita, Movement by Anika Tromholt Kristensen & Boaz Barkan

All fine art & photography
copyright © by the respective artists

Japanese Artists from Japan:

Sachiko Fujino

Teruko Ide

Hiro Muraoka

Midori Umemura

Japanese artists working & living in America:

detail of 70 foot painting "Metropolis 1991" by Risaburo Kimura

"Trap" mixed media 15 x 14 x 6 in. by K. Saito


"Reading candle writing" mixed media, 30 x 40 in. by Hiroshi Kariya
photo credit H. Hiromoto



"Newsstand #68-S" oil on canvas, 24 x 31 in. by Masaaki Sato



"Detail" N.S. No. 49 2/3 3D"', magazine cover, relief construction, mixed media,
14 1/2 x 12 x 3 1/2 in. by Masami Sato



"The history disappeared, " mixed media, 178 x 207 x 6.7 cm by Taro Ichihashi


Noriko Sakuyama


Naoto Nakagawa


Masaaki Noda


 

Performance artists:


Awa-Odori by Yasuyo Susa



Ikebana by Mayuko Minami



Shakuhachi by Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin


Zack Fuller, Butoh Dance