Saturday, February 24, 2018

JART8th at the WAH Center

Japanese Emerging Artists Exhibition 
Friday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 11th, 2018 Opening 
Reception: Friday, March 2nd, 6–8pm 

From Left to Right: Azusa Kubo, Jonathan Yukio Clark, Hiromi Sugisaki, ON megumi Akiyoshi, Yusuke Ochiai, ABEYUKA, Sonomi Kobayahshi, Kiichiro Adachi, Chiharu Hamada
JART is an ongoing annual exhibition curated and produced by Hiro Shiraishi of Pepper Project, a Tokyo-based art group, and hosted by the not-for-profit WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) in Brooklyn, New York. It is held every March around the time of The Armory Show, one of the biggest Art Fairs in the U.S. The aim of the JART show is to introduce a new wave of young emerging Japanese artists from Tokyo in collaboration with the New York Japanese artists, bridging these metropolises and their respective art worlds and linking these geographically disparate artists together in one show. This year, JART is celebrating its 8th year, presenting a program consisting of all genres of art, including painting, wood-block printing, photography, contemporary craft-making, installation, and animation.

NEW YORK: ABEYUKA, Kiichiro Adachi, ON megumi Akiyoshi, Jonathan Yukio Clark, Kumi Kishida, Sonomi Kobayashi, Yusuke Ochiai, Kiriko Sirobayashi
TOKYO: Chiharu Hamada, Yu Isogawa, Azusa Kubo, Risa Kuroda, Lytz, Emi Moriyama, Yuka Naoe, Kotaro Otsuka, Hiromi Sugisaki, Kotaro Takahashi, Chihiro YAMAKAZI, Nanae Yamanaka, Ai Yoshida 

Tokyo Screening
Short Animated Films
Friday, March 2nd - Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Participants: Risa Kuroda, Lytz, Yuka Naoe, Yusuke Ochiai, Kiriko Shirobayashi, Kotaro Takahashi, Nanae Yamanaka, Ai Yoshida
Video Stills:  Risa Kuroda, Lytz, Yuka Naoe, Kotaro Takahashi, Nanae Yamanaka, Kiriko Shirobayashi, Ai Yoshida, Yusuke Ochiai

In late October 1996, Yuko Nii founded the non-profit The WAH Center (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center) based upon her Bridge Concept. That concept envisions a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community, and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, emerging and established artists, and artists of all disciplines. Thus through the international language of art we come to understand each other to create a more peaceful and integrated world. The WAH Center is a force for peace and understanding and its concept is incorporated in its acronym: “WAH” in Japanese means “peace” or “harmony” or “unity”.

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Monday, 12pm to 6pm
(except on the opening day) 

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