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Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition

dates:Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)

“Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition” is an art exhibition founded upon cultural exchange between Japan and Cuba through the medium of contemporary art that was held at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam in Havana, spanning from March 9 to April 28, 2018. It was the first exhibition to present a substantial collection of Japanese contemporary art in Cuba. Rather than simply feature works by artists, the exhibition was created through dialogue and collaboration between Japanese and Cuban curators, and with Japanese artists working together with Cuban artists.
The Japan Foundation will recompose the works showcased at the exhibition and hold its homecoming exhibition from June 6 to 17, 2018. It presents mainly new works—including paintings, photographs, videos, and installations—by seven Japanese and four Cuban artists.
Artists (in alphabetical order):
[Japan]Takahiro Iwasaki, Natsunosuke Mise, Futoshi Miyagi, Atsuko Mochida,
Yuko Mohri, Tadasu Takamine, Kazutomo Tashiro
[Cuba]Leandro Feal, Glenda León, José Manuel Mesías, Reynier Leyva Novo

《Reference images》
《photo》
* Luis Joa
** Maité Fernández Barroso
Going Away Closer: Japan-Cuba Contemporary Art Exhibition

Dates: Wednesday, June 6 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
11:00-20:00 *Closed at 6:30pm on June 6th.
Venue: Spiral Garden(Spiral 1F)5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 ACCESS MAP

Organized by The Japan Foundation
In cooperation with Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Plásticas (CNAP), Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Cuba、Embassy of Japan in Cuba
Under the auspices of Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Japan
Venue offered by Wacoal Art Center

Curators: Hiroyuki Hattori (independent curator), Yumiko Okada (independent curator), Abel González (independent curator), Blanca Victoria López Rodriguez (curator, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam)

Advisors: Motoi Masaki (art critic), Margarita González Lorente (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam)