In collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts (known as Tokyo GEIDAI), THE BRICKS NYC will be presenting TOKYO GEIDAI JAPAN ART WEEK at the Blue Gallery in NYC from September 8th-16, 2023. This is the third exhibition that THE BRICKS NYC will host. Each year, they choose one Japanese Kanji as the concept of the event. This year, they have selected "漸 (zen)", which means evolutionary or progressive.
Along with New York-based artists, professors and postgraduates will come to represent the Crafts, Japanese Art, and Design departments out of the diverse fields of studies at Tokyo GEIDAI and showcase their modern Japanese works which enhance traditional Japanese art techniques. Workshops, Japanese tea ceremony experience events, concerts, and a panel discussion will also be held during the exhibition period.
New York-based alumni artists and 31 artists from the Tokyo University of the Arts, spanning professors and postgraduates from the departments of Craft, Japanese Painting, and Design, will come together at the Blue Gallery NYC to hold a special exhibition showcasing contemporary Japanese artworks.
Tokyo GEIDAI Department of Crafts will be hosting a unique Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience event on Saturday, September 9th. Japanese tea will be served with the finest modern essential Japanese tea utensils made by the GEIDAI faculties. 3 sessions and limited seats are available.
"Otsukimi" is a Japanese tradition in September to appreciate the full moon to express gratitude for this year’s harvest and hope for the year to come. Under the theme of "Moon" and "Autumn", GEIDAI alumni soprano NAKAGAWA Naoko and pianist ICHIKAWA Junko will be presenting Japanese art songs and pieces from other countries, including opera arias.
TANIOKA Yasunori, professor of the GEIDAI Crafts Department, will be joining a panel discussion and Q&A session with New York-based GEDIAI alumni artists to discuss the potential roles of Japanese art/artists in society, and how the arts can contribute to communities to cultivate hope and humanity. (Discussion will take place in Japanese.)
A one-time opportunity event learning from a Japanese painting professor. SAITO Norihiko, professor of the GEIDAI Japanese Painting Department, will be leading a 2-day Nihonga workshop focusing on basic application and advanced techniques using silver leaves.
GREAT NEWS!! Star soprano TAMURA Asako will be joining the concert as a special guest. We will be celebrating the final day of TOKYO GEIDAI JAPAN ART WEEK with Yoshiki Miura Jazz Quartet paired with ICHIDO's sparkling sake tasting in collaboration with SAKE GENERATION Inc,
TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
YOSHINO GYPSUM CO., LTD
HET LABO MUSIC & ART
SAKE GENERATION, INC..