I would like to invite you to the opening of the exhibition 'Everyday Japan'. For the second time I will show the series 'Vending machines in Japan', which was shown at the Martini Hospital in Groningen at the beginning of this year. I will also be showing earlier work depicting the daily life of Japan.
The exhibition will be festively opened by Japanologist Philo Ouweleen. At 20:30 hours you can participate in the workshop 'Manga drawing' by Marjolein de Jong. This workshop is suitable for all ages. After that there will be a live performance by Piyojo (Rik Möhlmann) and Dj Mozaika (Berlin) will take you into a world full of exotic sounds. During the opening Japanese snacks will be served.
When: Friday 30 October
Time: 20:30 hours
Where: Emmastraat 15 Groningen
(Dagcafé/ Restaurant in the Oude RKZ)
30 November to 24 January 2019
For more information I would like to refer you to the following link: www.facebook.com/events/205828183649444/
I look forward to seeing you at the opening!
NB: There is no ATM.
Bij deze wil ik u van harte uitnodigen voor de opening van de expositie 'Everyday Japan'. Ik zal voor de tweede keer de serie 'Verkoopautomaten in Japan' tonen, die begin dit jaar te zien was in het Martini Ziekenhuis in Groningen. Daarnaast zal ik ook eerder werk tonen waarop het dagelijks leven van Japan is afgebeeld.
De expositie wordt feestelijk geopend door Japanologist Philo Ouweleen (Amsterdam). Om 20:30 uur kunt u deelnemen aan de workshop 'Manga tekenen' van Marjolein de Jong. Deze workshop is geschikt voor alle leeftijden. Daarna is er een live optreden van Piyojo (Rik Möhlmann) en neemt Dj Mozaika (Berlijn) u mee in een wereld vol exotische geluiden. Tijdens de opening worden er Japanse snacks geserveerd.
Wanneer: Vrijdag 30 oktober
Tijd: 20:30 uur
Waar: Emmastraat 15 Groningen
(Dagcafé/ Restaurant in het Oude RKZ)
30 november tot 24 januari 2019
Voor meer informatie verwijs ik u graag naar de volgende link: https://www.facebook.com/events/205828183649444/
Graag tot ziens bij de opening!
NB: Er is geen pinautomaat
In 2013 I was 'Artist in Residence' in the beautiful village of Mino in Japan. This AiR came to a halt in 2016, but still offers assistance to self-funded artists.
This year a special exhibition showcases handmade paper Etegami works by past participants of the Mino Artist in Residence. My picture letter will be among more than 50 other Etegami art works.
Etegami (e means picture and tegami means letter/ message) consists of a simple drawing accompanied by a few words on a postcards to be mailed to one’s friends.
If you are in Japan, try to take a detour and visit Mino, known for its quality handmade paper and Edo-period streets with 'udatsu' roofs. And please feel welcome to enjoy the many beautiful Etegami at studio Yoshida
Dates: Wed. 21 March – Sun. 25 March
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Place: Studio Yoshida (next to former Imai Residence)
2017 started with a visit to the studio of the amazing artist Ichiro Kikuta in Okinawa. During this trip I photographed vending machines what became the subject of my paintings 'Japanese vending machine'. In Mino, famous for its traditional handmade paper, I had the opportunity to help craftsman and papermaker Senda Takanori with getting the fibers ready. My makura byoubu and lantern were part of the Paper New Year exhibition at Gallery Yoshida. During the exhibition I assisted in a workshop to make origami 'hashi oki', chopstick rests made from paper.
Feel welcome to visit the picturesque city Mino and hop inside Studio Yoshida to view colourful works made from Mino paper. My byoubu 'Fall no. 2' will be on display which I've made during my Artist in Residence in Mino in 2013.
Dates: 16 Sat. ~ 18 Mon. July 10:00 – 16:00
Place: Studio Yoshida (next to former Imai House Museum)
Workshop: Free (Original Wind Bell Making)
My "Blue-and-white flycatcher" washi noren hangs in the beautiful historical center of Mino city. This exhibition is a celebration of the traditional Mino washi papermaking technique being listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
In 2013 I went to Mino for an Artist in Residence, where I stayed with a lovely family. In 1997 this Mino Artist in Residence project started, and this year all invited artists have designed a unique washi noren.
Photo's by Takaaki Otsuka
This year, while following the workshop handmade paper making in Mino, I made a lantern for the Mino Washi Akari Art Festival. You can view my lantern 'Mirai' in the photo below: the box-shaped lantern.
Mino AiRDuring the Mino Washi Akari Art Festival, visitors could also view all paper lanterns made by past participants of the Mino Artist in Residence. I made the green-and-white rectangle lantern 'Outside' in 2013 as part of the Mino Paper Art Village (Artist in Residence) project. You can view this lantern here.