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Now Showing #280: The week’s top exhibitions

A selection of the week’s best shows, including: Lauren Gault’s object and sound pieces at Grand Union, Birmingham; a group show of abstract works that fit into suitcases at Fold, London; and an exploration of cuteness by Rachel Maclean at the Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham.

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IAA Adventures: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

The IAA component of the a-n card enabled me to freely access the permanent collection of The National Museum of Modern Art (MOMAT), Tokyo, Japan. MOMAT features artworks from the beginning of the 20th century, including both the Japanese  (Nihonga) […]

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Day 5 in Tokyo highlights

On my last day I visited the paper showroom for TAKEO papers in Jinbocho in Tokyo. The space had a huge range of their papers available to sample as well as a collection of hand bound and hand made books […]

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Day 4 in Tokyo highlights

On my fourth day I visited 21_21 design gallery in Hinokicho Park, Minato-ku in Tokyo.  I was really happy to collect so much graphic printed matter from the gallery to add to a growing collection of Japanese print work for my […]

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Day 3 in Tokyo highlights

On my third day in Tokyo I had a full day for visitied book stores.  A special visit was to Utrect  – an independent art book shop with zines and small exhibition space. They also curate zine and self publishing fairs. […]

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Day 2 in tokyo highlights

On my second day I met with Tokyo born and based artist Minami. She is an illustrator trained in CSM in London. She makes zines and books as a large part of her practice and I bought several of these […]

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Day 1 in tokyo highlights

I spent the first day meeting Tokyo based artist Zudana who talked about places to visit and gave me help and advice on getting around with the Tokyo Suica travel card! We met in Shibuya and visited a cafe and […]

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Research and support

To gain an understanding of what to seek out in Tokyo I met with Daikon zine on the 1st September. “daikon* zine is a platform for the writing and art of South-East and East Asian non-binary people and women in […]

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Japan exhibition visa?

I am a UK citizen and will be having an exhibition of my work this summer in Japan. I had been searching extensively but can’t seem to find any information as to if I need a visa for this. Does anyone […]

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Filming: Day 1

On arriving I couldn’t help but be drawn to the stunning camellias, which reminded me of my year in Japan, about 30 years ago. At the time, I was planning to do a PhD in 7th Century Chinese literature and was learning […]

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50 x 50 = 25

50 x 50 =25 international edition exhibition June 9, 2016   I am very happy to announce that 1-2 months ago I was selected to be apart of 50 x 50 = 25 international edition exchange. This exchange will consist […]

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