IN PRAISE OF WAVES - Work Space Brussels

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I n   p r a i s e   o f   w a v e s
Japanese culture as source of inspiration today

Exhibition by
Morgan Beringer, Ruta Butkute, Honoré d'O, Kosi Hidama,
Koyuki Kazahaya, Emi Kodama, Fumihiko Sano, Ellen Schroven, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Yurie Umamoto, Hans Van Wambeke, Karl Van Welden, Benjamin Verhoeven, Gosie Vervloessem

In Praise of Waves explores the many ways in which Japanese culture is a source of inspiration in contemporary art today. A series of installations, performances, ceramics, videos and graphic work gives a broad overview of the different horizons that artists with Japanese roots or fascinations are discovering. Across it all meanders the form of the wave, symbolizing a deep cyclical awareness that connects rise and fall, winter and summer in one continuous flow.

Opening: Wednesday, October 12, 18:00 - 22:00 
+ interventions by Eric Joris/CREW, Miko Takahashi - ongoing
+ lectures by Mieke Nakamura-Horckmans (UGent), Jan Schmidt (KUL), Eric Joris (CREW) - 18:00
+ documentary screenings - ongoing

Closing event: Saturday, November 12, 14:00 - 18:00
+ Interventions by Yumi Osanai & Virginie Moly - 15:00 & 17:00, Emi Kodama, Kosi Hidama - ongoing
+ Guided tour by Marnix Rummens - 15:15 & 17:15
+ Lecture by Minh Duc Nguyen - 16:00
+ Documentary screenings - ongoing

October 12 - November 12, 2016
Open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 14:00 - 18:00 (or by appointment)
Workspacebrussels, rue Notre Dame du Sommeil 83, Brussels

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More Japanese inspiration?
In Praise of Waves is part of #JPN(B)XL, a focus program on Japan organized by BOZAR, CC Strombeek, KMKG and workspacebrussels.
In Praise of Waves runs parallel to the following exhibitions:

'A feverish era in Japanese Art' in BOZAR  >  focus on Japanese expressionism from the 50's and the 60's
'Made in Japan' in CC Strombeek  >  focus on avant-garde art from the 1950s in Japan. 50 crucial works of arts and new productions map the artistic ideas of that time as well as the exchange between East and West, then and now
'Ukiyo-e. Japanese prints' in the Royal Museum for Art and History  >  focus on classical Japanese prints


In Praise Of Waves is endorsed by the Japanese Embassy in the framework of
"150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium"