Events Around the World

Exhibition / France

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the water -Metz

February 11, 2016 - August 15, 2016

This installation by Tadashi Kawamata is a recollection of the catastrophes and tsunami that severely hit Japan in March 2011.

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Grantee: Kawamata Tadashi

Exhibition / Denmark

A New Dynasty - Created in China

November 21, 2015 - May 22, 2016

A New Dynasty – Created in China is a visual, thought-provoking, and inspiring encounter with China as a present-day superpower. The works of art will give visitors unique keys to the understanding of a world which is both familiar and strange at the same time; the complex and multi-faceted phenomenon of China.


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Grantee: Song Dong

Exhibition / Japan

Solo Exhibition “Koki Tanaka - Possibilities for being together. Their praxis.”

February 20, 2016 - May 15, 2016

This exhibition focuses on Tanaka's activity after 2010, when he started to be interested in the activities of collaboration, with his new work at the center along with his recent works.
The new work produced for this exhibition is based on the six-day lodging and a series of workshops conducted during that time, in which general participants, facilitators and camera crews stayed together under one roof.

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Grantee: Tanaka Koki

Exhibition / United States

Made in China: New Ceramic Works by Keiko Fukazawa

January 24, 2016 - May 8, 2016

The first solo museum exhibition for Los Angeles-based artist Keiko Fukazawa features recent work from her three residencies in Jingdezhen, China—known as the porcelain capital of the world. By merging cast ceramic forms with iconic images of Chairman Mao Zedong, luxury brand logos, and historic glazing techniques, the past and present collide in Fukazawa’s works creating ironic and playful observations on consumerism in China and worldwide.

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Exhibition / Germany

Textile Erinnerungen - Remembering Textiles

February 26, 2016 - May 8, 2016

An exhibition of textile art featuring Kaoru Hirano from Japan and Gali Cnaani from Israel. 

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Grantee: Hirano Kaoru

Exhibition / France

Bentu, Chinese Artists at a Time of Turbulence and Transformation

January 27, 2016 - May 2, 2016

The exhibition brings together twelve artists of different generations who live and work in mainland China. The artists establish links and contrasts between a wide variety of techniques and media, drawn from both local tradition and culture and cutting-edge technologies, to reveal the complexities of a society in a permanent state of change.

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Exhibition / Taiwan

The Way Things Go

January 23, 2016 - April 17, 2016

 The exhibition shows the location where art and the “way of things” meet. It does not work just in the sound, electric and air fields, but it also expresses its multi-layered intention through art installations.

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Grantee: Mohri Yuko

Exhibition / England

Like A Prime Number by Enrico Isamu Oyama

February 26, 2016 - April 11, 2016

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation presents Like A Prime Number, the solo exhibition by Japanese-Italian visual artist Enrico Isamu Oyama.

Oyama is best known for the signature style Quick Turn Structure (QTS): minimal, free-flowing motifs of repetitive lines, developed from the visual language of graffiti culture and contextualized in the realm of contemporary art.

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Grantee: Enrico Isamu Oyama

Exhibition / Japan

Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection -From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer-

January 30, 2016 - April 3, 2016

This exhibition of Murakami’s unique collection, with its overwhelming quantity and diversity, will provide an insight into the sources of the artist’s aesthetic ideas, the nature of art and desire, and the mechanisms that create value in contemporary society, while also encouraging viewers to question art's conventional context.

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Grantees: Osaka Eriko, Murakami Takashi

Exhibition / England

The Colony

January 27, 2016 - April 3, 2016

 The Colony is loosely based on nineteenth century depictions of a cluster of islands off the west coast of Peru, rich in guano, a powerful fertilizer. Lê’s narratives touch on aspects of the islands’ history such as the nineteenth century imperial wars between Spain and its former colonies Peru and Chile, and the US Guano Act of 1856.

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February 22, 2016 - April 2, 2016

Taking place in traditional and alternative performance venues, studios, and classrooms, the work is conceived as a public “conversation” between the artists’ respective aesthetics (butoh and hip-hop), cultural backgrounds (Japanese-American and African-American), and personalities.

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Exhibition / United States

KEIKO FUKAZAWA/CULTURE CLASH : A mid-career retrospective

February 29, 2016 - March 31, 2016

Culture Clash spans a period of approximately 30 years and seeks to represent a broad view of this fascinating artist who moves from culture to culture, assimilating ideas and techniques while simultaneously poking fun at the present-day sacred cows she encounters.

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Exhibition / Singapore


January 16, 2016 - March 27, 2016

This landmark exhibition is part of the highly successful Global Prudential Eye Programme and a key highlight of Singapore Art Week. In its third edition, the exhibition showcases 15 of Asia’s emerging contemporary artists.

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Grantee: Sutthirat Supaparinya

Performance / United States

Platform 2016: A Body in Places

February 17, 2016 - March 23, 2016

Curated by Judy Hussie-Taylor & Lydia Bell in collaboration with Eiko, A Body in Places (February 17-March 23) is Danspace Project’s tenth Platform, a month-long multi-disciplinary program that will illuminate and expand Eiko’s solo project of the same title.

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Grantee: Ishioka Eiko

Exhibition / Japan

Solo Exhibition “Na”

February 20, 2016 - March 21, 2016

Yuki Okumura is an artist whose practice resembles that of a translator, ghostwriter or mediator, subjectively interpreting, reenacting or sometimes radically rewriting works by other artists that tackle the issue of the artist’s selfhood. While his work is presented in the media of video, text, curatorial and workshop projects, its underlying form is performance, where his behind-the-scenes gestures catalyze or manipulate visible narratives.

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Grantee: Okumura Yuki

Exhibition / United States

Sacred Realm: Blessings &Good Fortune Across Asia

February 28, 2016 - March 19, 2016

This exhibit invites visitors to explore some of the ways in which people seek and secure blessings and good fortune in Asia, a vast and culturally diverse region.

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Grantee: Joseph Houseal

Exhibition / United States
November 1, 2015 - March 13, 2016

This exhibition highlights a selection of photographs donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery’s photography's collection. The exhibition is accompanied by a major publication celebrating 25 years of photography at the National Gallery of Art.

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Grantee: Leo Rubinfien

Exhibition / Japan

Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

October 31, 2015 - March 6, 2016

Murakami's 100-meter-long painting, The 500 Arhats, one of the largest paintings ever produced in global art history, will be shown in Japan for the first time. The work was created as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and was unveiled in Doha in 2012. The exhibition will comprise The 500 Arhats and a number of new works in which he continues to offer up new challenges to the history of contemporary art.

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Grantee: Murakami Takashi

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Silent for a While: Contemporary Art from Myanmar

February 3, 2016 - March 3, 2016

The exhibition will feature exceptional artwork by seven Burmese artists including Tun Win Aung and Wahnu, Htein Lin, Maung Day, Zun Ei Phyu, Aung Myat Htay and Moe Satt.

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Exhibition / United States

TSUNAGU: Connecting to the Architectore of Kengo Kuma

February 4, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Tsunagu: Connecting to the Architecture of Kengo Kuma focuses on Kuma’s design for the Portland Japanese Garden’s Cultural Crossing project, his first public commission in North America.

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Grantee: Kuma Kengo

Exhibition / United States

"Scrumped (Extended Version) /2016, 31 minutes"

February 26, 2016 - February 29, 2016

A study of meditation and ritual at a Buddhist temple in South Korea. The trance-inducing chanting underscores a harmonious union of man with nature—the cycle of death and rebirth—as the woods outside the temple and the Buddha statues within shift rapidly in and out of focus.

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Grantee: Seoungho Cho

Exhibition / United States

IDIO Soundlab Presents: Nao Nishihara

February 25, 2016 - February 29, 2016

Japanese sound artist Nao Nishihara has built a site-specific sound installation at IDIO and will open the show with a sound performance on Thursday, Feb 25th at 6PM. 

Sound Art Curator-in-Residence Maria Chavez will host a panel discussion with the artist on Sunday, Feb 27th learn more about his process and practice. 

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Grantee: Nishihara Nao

Exhibition / United States

We Chat | A Dialogue in Contemporary Chinese Art

January 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016

This exhibition debuts at Wesleyan, and features works by Sun Xun, Jin Shan, Ma Qiusha, Lu Yang, Bo Wang, Pixy Liao, Liu Chuang, Shi Zhiying, Guo Xi, and Yan Xing that reflect the state of China today, and raise questions about the sustainability of national and cultural identity in an increasingly globalized world.

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Grantee: Barbara Pollack



November 1, 2015 - February 28, 2016

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Special Event / United States

Music from Japan Festival 2016

February 27, 2016 - February 28, 2016

For its 41st season, Music From Japan is introducing a new Artist Residence Program to facilitate dialogue between composers, critics and music scholars from the US and Japan.

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Grantee: Music from Japan

Performance / Japan

Tokyo to New York

February 28, 2016

Tokyo to New York celebrates the connections between Tokyo and New York City with a series of concerts in Tokyo and New York.

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Grantees: Takahashi Aki, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel

Performance / Philippines


February 10, 2016 - February 28, 2016

Under the direction of Jose Estrella from an adaptation by Rody Vera based on Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, TISOY BROWN: HARI NG WALA "tells the journey of Tisoy Brown, an Amerasian in 1980s Olongapo as he discovers and reinvents his identity."

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Grantees: Josefina Estrella, Maree Barbara Tan-Tiongco, Sarah Delphine Centenera Buencamino

Special Event / Japan

How Has Japan Engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?

February 27, 2016

The "SEA PROJECT: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia - 1980 to Now." conducts studies focused on the ASEAN-10 countries, building to a jointly-organized exhibition scheduled for summer 2017. As the first edition of such events, Symposium entitled "How Has Japan Engaged with Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia?" is to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

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Grantee: Shimoda Seiji

Exhibition / United States

Arctic Transitions: In the Age of Carbon

February 3, 2016 - February 25, 2016

Using carbon fiber rods as sonic and visual elements that pick up the sounds of wind, generating harmonics, as well as other sounds of nature, Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance faculty Richard Lerman has created a three-channel sound/video installation recorded in the Arctic regions of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia.

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Grantee: Richard Lerman


February 20, 2016

With artworks that pulsate vibrancy and pieces that resonate ingenuity, style, and mastery, the Asian Cultural Council Philippines and Leon Gallery partner in presenting another exciting fundraising art auction.

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February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016

In celebration of his company's 40th anniversary in 2013, Lin created Rice to honor the land that has nurtured "Asia's leading contemporary dance theatre" (The Times, London). It was inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of "Emperor's Rice." The piece is set to the music of Hakka folk songs, the oldest among the existing Chinese dialects; operatic arias; and sounds from the fields against a video backdrop that depicts the life cycle of rice.

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Dancing with Death

February 7, 2016 - February 8, 2016

A new physical vocabulary is created in Dancing with Death that marries this open, improvisational, organic and intuitive nature of folk expression with Klunchun’s contemporary choreographic system based on classical Thai dance. It is choreography of continuous creativity and an image of “life after death” as a never-ending cycle.

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Exhibition / Bangladesh

Dhaka Art Summit 2016

February 5, 2016 - February 8, 2016

The exhibition speculates if a South Asian view can be articulated, assembling and repositioning works that speak to the themes and aesthetics of the genre. Astral journeys, cosmological quests, astronomical explorations, alien encounters, nihilistic visions, retro-futurist experiments and a need to reimagine the future will here be addressed by artists who have experienced the wonder, the hubris and excesses of the space age from a slightly different tilt on the universe. 

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Grantee: Firoz Mahmud


February 8, 2016

On the occasion of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s 40th anniversary, internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min created RICE, inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of “Emperor’s Rice.” Accompanied by Hakka folk songs and operatic arias, against a video backdrop spanning the life cycle of a rice paddy, the formidable Cloud Gate dancers celebrate the earth that has nurtured “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre.”

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Performance / Japan

Dairakudakan Temptenshiki “CRAZY CAMEL”

February 4, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Crazy Camel is a Butoh style kimpun show with music of Keisuke Doi and A. Vivaldi.

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Grantee: Maro Akaji

Exhibition / Hong Kong

The Human Body: Measure and Norms

December 5, 2015 - February 6, 2016

“The Human Body: Measure and Norms” features the works of seven Hong Kong artists in a variety of artistic media. The showcase seeks to highlight and question the social constraints imposed on the body as a physical, social and political entity, and explore the possibilities of freeing the body from the norms and representations against which it is gauged.

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The Artistry of Jennifer Koh

February 5, 2016 - February 6, 2016

Tchaikovsky competition winner Jennifer Koh, says The Strad, is a “risk-taking, high octane player. A scorching talent that should on no account be missed...” Experience her astonishing artistry in Bartók’s blazing Violin Concerto.

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Performance / United States


January 28, 2016 - February 6, 2016

The Kitchen presenting the world premiere of Quicksand, an opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley. This work, divided into three acts of 16 scenes each, combines separate and “moveable” sequences of choreography by Steve Paxton, electric orchestra composed by Tom Hamilton, and light environments by David Moodey to present a unified work without a linear narrative structure.

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Grantees: Robert Ashley, Steve Paxton

Exhibition / Philippines


January 21, 2016 - February 2, 2016

As a visual and performance artist, Sam Penaso’s new artworks represents the matrix – the jumble of letters and numbers – as an expression of how communication and technology when combined creates art. The works aim to portray the artist’s vision, and that is to create perfection in the absolute abstraction of symbols towards a logical pattern – the unification of language, science and mathematics through art.

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