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IHJ sponsors the IHJ Artists Forums series to provide a venue for the US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow to present their works and meet other artists. The I-House also produces occasional concerts and artistic events to promote mutual cultural understanding between Japan and the rest of the world.

 

[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Can I Write This? : Engaging Children Through Poetry

  • ※This program has finished.
  • Thursday, May 17 2018 7:00 pmPhoto: Laurel Nakanishi
  • Venue: Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan
  • Artist: Laurel Nakanishi (Writer; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English (with subtitles / consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC) 
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)Icon: Registration

Hawaii-based writer Laurel Nakanishi will discuss her work teaching poetry to children in schools across the US and Nicaragua. Through stories and research, she will trace the ways in which students are transformed through writing. This interactive presentation will feature poetry pedagogy, student work, and a short collaborative poetry-writing exercise.

Photographs are courtesy of the artist.  

[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Work / Not Work: Redrawing Boundaries by MODU

  • Monday, July 2, 7:00 pmPhoto: MODU
  • Venue: Lecture Hall, International House of Japan
  • Artists: Phu Hoang, Rachely Rotem
    (Architects; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellows)
  • Language: English (with Japanese subtitles and consecutive interpretation)
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC) 
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)Icon: Registration

NYC-based studio MODU’s Hoang and Rotem present their innovative architecture, which harnesses the changeability of weather to create engaging, interactive spaces that highlight each site’s environmental and social potential.

[Upper left: 2015/Playgarden: Courtyard with Classrooms That Open Onto It] [Upper right: 2010/Exhale: Public Dance Performance] [Bottom: 2015 / Cloud Seeding: 30,000 Balls Made from Recycled Plastic]

 

[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Expanding Kyokai: Kamiyama AIR

  • Wednesday, May 30, 7:00 pmPhoto: Quynh Vantu
  • Venue: B1 Room 3, International House of Japan
  • Artist: Quynh Vantu
    (Architect/Artist; US-Japan Creative Artists Program Fellow)
  • Language: English
  • Co-sponsored by the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC) 
  • Admission: Free (reservations required)Icon: Registration

Trained and licensed as an architect, Quynh Vantu explores the relationship between buildings, space, and the body using dynamic architectural forms that bring about communication. Working between art and architecture, Vantu’s interdisciplinary practice is devoted to spatial experimentation and site specificity, drawing influences from the places she visits. Vantu will tell us about her experiences as an artist in residence in Kamiyamacho (Tokushima prefecture), where she has been since January working on her permanent installation Kyokai, an architectural work of public art.

Photographs are courtesy of the artist.

 

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[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Can I Write This? : Engaging Children Through Poetry
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Work / Not Work: Redrawing Boundaries by MODU
[IHJ Artists’ Forum/Artist Talk]
Expanding Kyokai: Kamiyama AIR

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