BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4853@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20141111T000000Z DTEND:20141111T000000Z DESCRIPTION:A distinguished panel of experts in Japan has nominated five Ja panese artists to present the new wave of the Japanese contemporary art sc ene. The group includes<strong>&nbsp\;Shiho Kagabu</strong>\,&nbsp\;<stron g>Gaetan Kubo</strong>\,&nbsp\;<strong>Mariko Tomomasa</strong>\,&nbsp\;<s trong>Yuta Nakamura</strong>&nbsp\;and&nbsp\;<strong>Yasuka Goto</strong>\ , and encompasses works in a variety of media from cutting-edge installati ons to beautiful black-ink drawings. This event is moderated by Japan Soci ety Gallery Director&nbsp\;<strong>Miwako Tezuka</strong>.&nbsp\;<em>Follo wed by a reception.</em>\n<strong>Free admission\, registration required.& nbsp\;</strong><a href="http://tinyurl.com/pd92bff">Register online</a>&nb sp\;at or call (212) 715-1291 to reserve a seat.\n<strong>\n\nAbout the Ar tists</strong>\n<strong>Yasuka Goto</strong>\nMs. Yasuka Goto was born in Hiroshima Prefecture and is a graduate of Kyoto Seika University. Her care er as an artist began in 2005\, with works such as &ldquo\;Kurigohan&rdquo \; (2005) and &ldquo\;Yosegaki&rdquo\; (2008)\, both of which were inspire d by her grandfather&rsquo\;s war experience. In addition to archival rese arch\, Ms. Goto conducts in-depth field research\, talking extensively to people to gather information before the creative process begins. Her drawi ngs are characterized by the use of black ink on canvas\, and each drawing overflows with the narrative\, work\, and experience of her models.&nbsp\ ;\n\nIn 2011 Goto held exhibitions of drawings that depicted people who ha d worked\, at a certain point in time\, at the actual sites where the exhi bitions were hosted\, namely\, Creative Center Osaka (a former shipyard) a nd Daiichi Life Gallery in Tokyo. In 2013 she produced works that focused on Japanese artists during World War II. In 2012 Goto received the Sakuyak onohana Prize and the fourth Koji Kinutani Award.\n\n<strong> Shiho Kagabu </strong>\nMs. Shiho Kagabu&rsquo\;s art work expresses the changes that o ccur when people and objects interact with one another. She places things such as animals\, waste materials\, plants\, and everyday items in differe nt combinations at various locations. Some of her works also incorporate w ords\, sounds or performances\, and engage the entire context of time and place.&nbsp\;\n\nMs. Kagabu was born in 1981. Her many exhibitions include &ldquo\;Artist File 2013: The NACT Annual Show of Contemporary Art\,&rdqu o\; The National Art Center\, Tokyo (2013)\; &ldquo\;Open Studio Program N o. 51\,&rdquo\; Fuchu Art Museum\, Tokyo (2010)\; and &ldquo\;Siding Railr oad\,&rdquo\; Tokorozawa Biennale\, Saitama (2009\, 2011\, and 2013).\n&nb sp\;\n<strong> Gaetan Kubo</strong>\nMr. Gaetan Kubo is an artist who crea tes large-scale installations from everyday items such as home appliances. His 2013 exhibition &ldquo\;Hysterical Complex&rdquo\; was conceived unde r the idea that the artist himself had developed an imaginary illness with the same name. Focusing on the treatment process of this mysterious illne ss\, the exhibit featured a series of installations including a device tha t simulated the poltergeist phenomenon&mdash\;the unexplained movement of objects&mdash\;viewed by Kubo as a symptom of Hysterical Complex\, as well as medical equipment that incorporated historical psychoanalytic approach es.\n\nIn his 2012 exhibition titled &ldquo\;Madness\, Civilization and I\ ,&rdquo\; Kubo challenged traditional values and the status quo through pr esentation of his own uncertain position in society\, torn between the rea lms of &ldquo\;civilization&rdquo\; (the mainstream) and &ldquo\;madness o f the minority&rdquo\; (the marginal). Highlighting the complaints of wind power opponents over low frequency sound generated by wind farms\, he pre sented a sound installation using home fans and a guitar amplifier. He als o created a structure with a loudspeaker embedded in the wall\, blasting o ut the noises of home appliances.

\n\n<strong>Yuta Nakamura</strong>\ nMr. Yuta Nakamura was born in Tokyo in 1983. He now resides in Kyoto. Mr. Nakamura received his PhD in art from Kyoto Seika University in 2011. His dissertation was titled &ldquo\;Views about industrial arts in suburban h ouses: acceptance of white tiles used for the bathrooms in the Taisho Peri od.&rdquo\;Mr. Nakamura is a part-time lecturer at Kyoto Seika University and Kyoto University of Art and Design. He is engaged in the theory and pr oduction of tiles and ceramic wares from the viewpoint of architectural in dustrial arts. Recent exhibitions include &ldquo\;Roppongi Crossing 2013 / Out of Doubt&hellip\;in pursuit of future landscape\,&rdquo\; held at Mor i Art Museum in 2013.He is running a curriculum called &ldquo\;APP ARTS ST UDIO&rdquo\; to deepen the knowledge of industrial arts as applied arts an d look at their production method from the viewpoint of producers.\n<stron g>\nMariko Tomomasa</strong>\nMs. Mariko Tomomasa received her PhD from th e Graduate School of Fine Arts\, Tokyo University of the Arts\, in 2012. M s. Tomomasa mainly works with videos\, photographic expressions\, and inst allations.\n\nHer recent solo exhibitions include &ldquo\;Have a Meal with Father\,&rdquo\; Treasure Hill Artist Village\, Taiwan (2013)\; &ldquo\;T raining\,&rdquo\; TALION GALLERY\, Tokyo (2013)\; and &ldquo\;CRITERIUM85 Mariko Tomomasa &ndash\; Waodori\,&rdquo\; Art Tower Mito Criterium\, Ibar aki (2012). She has also participated in group exhibitions\, such as &ldqu o\;TOKYO STORY 2014\,&rdquo\; Tokyo Wonder Site\, Tokyo (2014)\; &ldquo\;N ational Holidays\,&rdquo\; TALION GALLERY\, Tokyo (2012)\; &ldquo\;VIDEOZO OM: Giappone Re-inquadrare il quotidiano\,&rdquo\; Sala 1\, International Contemporary Art in Rome\, Italy (2010) and Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali\ , Bari\, Italy (2011)\; and &ldquo\;Kanazawa Art Platform 2008\,&rdquo\; 2 1st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa\, Ishikawa (2008).\n\n SUMMARY:The Next Big Thing! Five Contemporary Japanese Artists URL:/en/events/2014/11/11/the-next-big-thing-five-contemporary-japanese-art / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR