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→2017.10.7 update
International Animation Day (IAD) 2017 – Coming Soon!
International Animation Day 2017
On October 28th, 1892, a French inventor Emile Reynaud (1844 – 1918) made the first public performance of animation at the Grevin Museum in Paris, using his own invention "optical theater." Since 2002, ASIFA and its National Groups have been celebrating this historical day as "International Animation Day (IAD)" , intending to promote and develop animation art all over the world simultaneously. Every year, about 40 countries participate in this celebration.
"IAD 2017 in Japan" will be held in three cities – Kyoto, Nonoichi and Hiroshima – to show inspiring animation films of Japan and abroad.
This year’s official IAD poster was illustrated by Noureddin & Negar Zarrinkelk, and it will be used around the world.

"IAD 2017 in Kyoto" will be held on October 20th, at 18:00 ~, at Kyoto University of Art and Design.

"IAD 2017 in Nonoichi" will be held on November 16th, at 18:30 ~, at the Nonoichi-shi 'Camellia'.

"IAD 2017 in Hiroshima" will be held during October - November, at Yokogawa Cinema, the Hiroshima City Cinematographic and Audio-Visual Library (Eizo Bunka Library), Kure Municipal Museum of Art.

For more details about the International Animation Day 2017

→2017.07.24 update
Koji Yamamura's nine animation shorts, including his latest work,
will be shown!
「貘の札/Amulet of the Tapir」
Special screenings of Koji Yamamura's inspiring nine animation shorts will be held at Eurospace, Tokyo.
The program includes his latest work "Water Dream" (2017) as well as his recent titles such as "Satie's 'Parade'" (2016), "Notes on Monstropedia" (2016).

"Koji Yamamura - Dreams For Right Eye/Left Eye"
Dates: starting from August 5th, 2017
Place: Eurospace, Tokyo
Kinohaus 2F, 1-5 Maruyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
tel: +81-3-3461-0211

For more details (Japanese)

→2017.07.17 update
Keiichi Tanaami "Amulet of the Tapir" is currently being held at NANZUKA, Tokyo.
「貘の札/Amulet of the Tapir」
Keiichi Tanaami "Amulet of the Tapir" is currently being held in Tokyo.
The exhibition is featuring approximately 10 new paintings, including two new masterpieces spanning 3-meters wide. Also, Tanaami’s latest animation work “The Laughing Spider” will be shown. This film was presented for the first time during his solo exhibition last year at Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York, and has been screened at numerous renowned international film festivals such as St. Louise, Geneva (receiving Special Jury Award), Oberhausen, Sundance, etc.

"Amulet of the Tapir"
Place: NANZUKA,
Shibuya Ibis Building B2f, 2-17-3, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.
Dates: - August 5th, 2017.
Opening hours: 11:00 - 19:00
Closed: Sunday, Monday and National Holidays.

For more details

→2017.5.2 update
The Exhibitions by Masaki Fujihata will be held at Venice Biennale and Poland.
Masaki Fujihata will participate 57th Venice Biennale, a collateral the exhibition organized by Pushkin Museum, Moscow, and his solo show at Laznia, Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.

57th Venice Biennale, a collateral the exhibition organized by Pushkin Museum, Moscow."MAN AS BIRD, IMAGES OF JOURNEYS"
Masaki Fujihata MAN AS BIRD, IMAGES OF JOURNEYS
I will show one of my best piece "Private Room/TV," my homage for the end of analog TV broadcast. In 60s, modernization came with new technologies, such as automobile, television and cool fluorescent lamps. It is my very personal reaction to television program in its early era by using fluorescent tubes. I wonder how it will be received from international audiences. If you have a chance to be in Venice on 10th of May, please come and visit the exhibition opening. Exhibition remains until 5th of September.

Dates:May 10th - September 5th, 2017
Place:Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel (Venezia,Italia)

Man as Bird Images of Journeys/Special project of Pushkin Museum XXI



Laznia, Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland.
"Masaki Fujihata, Augmenting the World"

Masaki Fujihata, Augmenting the World

The opening is on 19th of May at Laznia, Center for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland. Beyond Pages (+ AR), Impressing Velocity database and sculpture, Field-work@Alsace (AR version), Voices of Aliveness (3D Stereo projection), Capture in Half(AR) and Anarchive #6 are on the show.
Dates:May 19th - July 2nd, 2017
Place: Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art 1, Jaskolcza st, Gdansk, Poland

Masaki Fujihata, Augmenting the World