Institut français du Japon - Tokyo - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Institut français du Japon - Tokyo. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Guiilaumit “Brigand Hunter”

    Guiilaumit “Brigand Hunter”

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    • Media: Animation - Media Arts - Workshops
    • 2020-02-20 - 2020-04-05

    [Related Event] AR Workshop for Kids Date and Time: 2/22 (Sat) 10:30-11:10 / 11:20-12:00 Venue: Institut Français du Japon - Tokyo, Mediatheque *Reservation required (12 persons per workshop) *Please...More »

  • poster for Shohei Yamamoto “Re: Reiterate”

    Shohei Yamamoto “Re: Reiterate”

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    • Media: Painting - Party - Talks
    • 2020-01-10 - 2020-01-26

    Shohei Yamamoto received the 2019 Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi Japan French Embassy Prize. Based on a relatively simple process, his works reproduce motifs, silhouettes, symbols, and characters from art...More »

  • poster for Anthony Bodin Exhibition

    Anthony Bodin Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Party
    • 2019-10-10 - 2019-11-03

    Anthony Bodin is an artist who combines the abstract, the daily, the industrial, and the primitive in his creation process. Bodin chooses mass-produced materials to create abstract paintings steeped in...More »

  • poster for Michel Ocelot “Dilili à Paris”

    Michel Ocelot “Dilili à Paris”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Animation
    • 2019-08-22 - 2019-09-29

    Featuring new work from the French animator Michel Ocelot.More »

  • poster for Shingo Kanagawa “Same Different Creatures”

    Shingo Kanagawa “Same Different Creatures”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2019-05-23 - 2019-06-30

    When in the past the award-winning photographer Shingo Kanagawa photographed his own family, issues of “otherness” arose – through the camera he explored inescapable feelings of closeness and distance...More »

  • poster for 8th Digital Choc: Reexamine the World

    8th Digital Choc: Reexamine the World

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Sound - Party
    • 2019-02-21 - 2019-03-03

    The Digital Choc festival spotlights Japanese-Franco ties and a wide range of creative genres influenced by new forms of media, from media art to video games, animated films, and electronic music. In its...More »

  • poster for Mayuko Ose “Life in a Vacuum”

    Mayuko Ose “Life in a Vacuum”

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    • Media: Graphics - Painting - Party
    • 2019-01-10 - 2019-02-03

    A solo show for Mayuko Ose, recipient of the France Ambassador’s Prize at Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2018. A graduate student of Tama Art University’s art research and Nihonga painting departments, Ose...More »

  • poster for Tadashi Ono “Coastal Motifs”

    Tadashi Ono “Coastal Motifs”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2018-11-21 - 2018-12-21

    The exhibition is a showcase of France-based photographer Tadashi Ono’s latest photo series. Ono revisited the Tohoku coastline he had first visited in 2011-2012 following the earthquake, and photographed...More »

  • poster for Tokyographie — Kyotographie Special Edition

    Tokyographie — Kyotographie Special Edition

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    • Media: Photography - Art Festival - Party - Talks
    • 2018-10-26 - 2018-12-25

    Kyotographie presented its sixth edition in 2018. The festival is a world-class photographic event held in Kyoto for one month during spring. It annually showcases fifteen Japanese and international photography...More »

  • poster for Living Architecture: Junzo Sakakura in Paris and Tokyo

    Living Architecture: Junzo Sakakura in Paris and Tokyo

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    • Media: Photography - Architecture
    • 2018-09-06 - 2018-10-21

    Video, photography, furniture, and other items demonstrating the elegance, boldness, and warmth of architect Junzo Sakakura’s work. Sakakura, who designed the Institut français du Japon – Tokyo, was greatly...More »

  • poster for Welcome to the World of French Picture Books!

    Welcome to the World of French Picture Books!

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2018-06-23 - 2018-07-08

    “Welcome to the World of French Picture Books” exhibition showcases today’s French-language picture book artists, such as Frederique Bertrand, Adrien Parlange, Emmanuelle Houdart, and others. The exhibition...More »

  • poster for The Storied History of the Gaumont Film Company

    The Storied History of the Gaumont Film Company

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    • Media: Graphics - Video and Film
    • 2018-06-14 - 2018-07-29

    Gaumont, founded in 1895, is the world’s oldest film production company. It has continued to spotlight fresh cinematic talent while playing the role of the vanguard of French film for more than 120 years....More »

  • poster for 21st Cahiers Cinema Week

    21st Cahiers Cinema Week

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2018-04-01 - 2018-04-15

    Cahiers Cinema Week is an annual film event by the Institut français du Japon and the French cinema magazine Cahiers du Cinéma screening a selection of works reflective of cinema today. This year’s event...More »

  • poster for Couch “Pixel Works « Duplication Prohibited »”

    Couch “Pixel Works « Duplication Prohibited »”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2018-02-09 - 2018-03-04

    Based in Yokohama, the duo Couch is formed of multidisciplinary artists Hiroki and Reiko Miyazaki. Couch is the winner of Digital Choc Prize 2017, awarded to up-and-coming Japanese creators in the field...More »

  • poster for Digital Choc 2018: Spaceship Earth

    Digital Choc 2018: Spaceship Earth

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts - Sound - Workshops
    • 2018-02-09 - 2018-03-04

    The Digital Choc festival introduces cutting-edge media art with exhibits, live performances, talks, and other events. Its seventh session imagines us all to be passengers on “Spaceship Earth,” where we...More »

  • poster for Shoichi Okumura “Holy Lands”

    Shoichi Okumura “Holy Lands”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2018-01-10 - 2018-01-27

    Shoichi Okumura received the Institut français du Japon Prize in the 2017 Art Award Tokyo competition. His highly skilled works eschewing simple methods blend traditional Chinese landscape painting with...More »

  • poster for Comic Anthology “Gouffre” Release Exhibition

    Comic Anthology “Gouffre” Release Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Manga
    • 2017-10-04 - 2017-10-11

    For this project organized in collaboration with Tokyo Art Book Fair 2017, Institut français du Japon - Tokyo will hold an exhibition marking the release of comic anthology, “Gouffre.” Following on from...More »

  • poster for Charles Munka “Lingua Franca”

    Charles Munka “Lingua Franca”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2017-08-30 - 2017-09-24

    Charles Munka is known as a painter active in both Switzerland and Hong Kong’s art scenes. Most recently he has begun working out of Tokyo, and this solo exhibition presenting his latest works will be...More »

  • poster for Maia Flore “Imagine France – Un Voyage Fantastique”

    Maia Flore “Imagine France – Un Voyage Fantastique”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-06-29 - 2017-08-20

    French photographer Maia Flore shines a new light on France’s landmarks with works taken at 25 cultural heritage sites. These images interchanging the past and the present in hyperrealist ways will amaze...More »

  • poster for Masashi Nukata + Miyu Hosoi “Sound Installation: Romanticism”

    Masashi Nukata + Miyu Hosoi “Sound Installation: Romanticism”

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    • Media: Sound
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-06-11

    Legend has it that a French prince created a double spiral staircase so that his legal and and common-law wives would not have to come across each other. Composer and musician Masashi Nukata and vocal...More »

  • poster for 5th Nuit De La Philo – On Play

    5th Nuit De La Philo – On Play

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    • Media: Installation - Performance Art - Workshops - Talks
    • 2017-05-27 - 2017-05-27

    Nuit De La Philo (Philosophy Night) approaches philosophy through art and stimulating conversation. The theme of the fifth event is “play.” From board games to “love tactics” and power games, philosophers,...More »

  • poster for Muriel Pénicaud “Wind under the wings”

    Muriel Pénicaud “Wind under the wings”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-21

    In her capacity as the leader of an international public agency, Muriel Pénicaud travels the world. She has been the head of various major international groups, and established the Sakura patronage fund...More »

  • poster for Emmanuel Guillaud “Sans titre (In the Footsteps of Piranesi)”

    Emmanuel Guillaud “Sans titre (In the Footsteps of Piranesi)”

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2017-03-30 - 2017-04-28

    Presenting the works of photo installation artist Emmanuel Guillaud.More »

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    Digital Choc

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    • Media: Installation - Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2017-02-10 - 2017-03-20

    Cutting-edge artists imagine the love affair between people and machines in installations, audio-visual performances, dialogues, and more at the 6th annual Digital Choc festival introducing the fresh creative...More »

  • poster for Saki Murakami “Ours Ours”

    Saki Murakami “Ours Ours”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-01-12 - 2017-01-29

    Saki Murakami, who studied at the Graduate School of Art and Design, Musashino Art University, received an award from the French Embassy at Art Award Tokyo Marunouchi 2016. Her copperplate engravings,...More »

  • poster for Jean-Baptiste Hanak “Negative”

    Jean-Baptiste Hanak “Negative”

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2016-11-15 - 2016-11-27

    Jean-Baptiste Hanak is a sculptor and musician in the groups dDamage, Cobra, Sleaze Art, and dDash. At Institut français du Japon he presents paintings and illustrations from his new series “Negative,”...More »

  • poster for Last Man Exhibitions

    Last Man Exhibitions

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    • Media: Manga - Talks
    • 2016-10-06 - 2016-10-30

    “Last Man” by Bastien Vives, Michael Sanlaville, and Balak is a French manga series inspired by Japanese shonen manga, video games, TV dramas, and movies. Combining action, adventure, and humor, the eight-volume...More »

  • poster for Space Dada

    Space Dada

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Sound - Performance Art
    • 2016-07-15 - 2016-07-24

    Launched by the Artsat Project in 2014, “Arsat 2: Despatch” features a cut and remix of the space poem “Gadji Beri Bimba” by Dada writer Hugo Ball. The artists have written themselves into a poem generated...More »

  • poster for Julie Stephen Chheng + Thomas Pons “Rear Window”

    Julie Stephen Chheng + Thomas Pons “Rear Window”

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    • Media: Illustration - Media Arts - Party
    • 2016-05-26 - 2016-06-19

    Based on their research into combinations of real and virtual worlds, this exhibition based on the Villa Kujoyama projects of Julie Stephen Chheng and Thomas Pons uses paper to explore augmented reality...More »

  • poster for Alex Baladi - Bande Dessinée Workshop

    Alex Baladi - Bande Dessinée Workshop

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing - Talks
    • 2016-04-17 - 2016-04-17

    Swiss born artist Alex Baladi has been awarded the Prix Rodolphe Töpffer in 2000 and 2015, for excellence in the field of bande dessinée (comic illustration). Having already released around 60 works of...More »

  • poster for Festival du film francophone 2016

    Festival du film francophone 2016

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2016-03-26 - 2016-04-03

    [Schedule] Apr. 2: Café de Flore, Le Chant des hommes, Le Challat de Tunis Apr. 3: Le Challat de Tunis, Vandal, J’aime regarder les filles Please see the official website for showtimes and details.More »

  • poster for Sébastien Lebègue “Customs of New Caledonia’s Kanak People”

    Sébastien Lebègue “Customs of New Caledonia’s Kanak People”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing - Photography
    • 2016-03-25 - 2016-04-17

    In photographs, acrylic sketches and portraits, texts, and maps, and other works, Sébastien Lebègue attempts to accurately depict customs related to birth, marriage, and death practiced by the Kanak, an...More »

  • poster for Digital Choc – Futurama

    Digital Choc – Futurama

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    • Media: Installation - Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2016-02-19 - 2016-03-21

    Returning for its fifth year, Digital Choc is a festival introducing the growing creative practice in Japan and France in the fields of media art and cutting-edge video art. The 2016 program looks at how...More »

  • poster for Nozomi Suzuki “The Light of Days Gone By”

    Nozomi Suzuki “The Light of Days Gone By”

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2016-01-14 - 2016-01-31

    Using photographic technology, Nozomi Suzuki continues to create works visualizing latent images that exist like memories buried within day-to-day life. By carving out segments of the world through this...More »

  • poster for Gallimard’s Série Noire 70th Anniversary Exhibition

    Gallimard’s Série Noire 70th Anniversary Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-29

    With the support of publisher Gallimard, this exhibition introduces the history of the French detective novel imprint Série noire on its 70th anniversary.More »

  • poster for Le Labo Vol.7: Patrick Blanc + Ayako Suwa

    Le Labo Vol.7: Patrick Blanc + Ayako Suwa

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-09-30 - 2015-09-30

    A talk by botanist and artist Patrick Blanc and food artist Ayako Suwa, moderated by Ritsuko Takahashi from the 21st Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. More »

  • poster for Anne Bertier Exhibition

    Anne Bertier Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2015-09-12 - 2015-09-27

    A joint exhibition across the Postal Museum Japan and the Institut français du Japon - Tokyo examines the charm of French picture books, from their development in the early 20th century, to the rise of...More »

  • poster for Hors Pistes Tokyo 2015

    Hors Pistes Tokyo 2015

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2015-06-12 - 2015-07-03

    [Related Events] Opening Screening + Talk Date: June 12(Fri) 18:30- Screening: Hors Pistes Tokyo 2015 selection/from Paris, from Asian Program Guest Talk: curator from Pompidou Center, Department of...More »

  • poster for Associates of the Ecole des Loisirs

    Associates of the Ecole des Loisirs

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2015-05-12 - 2015-05-30

    The Institut Français celebrated 50 years of the pioneering publisher of picture books and children’s tales Ecole des Loisirs with an exhibition of book cover designs from some of their most leading artists....More »

  • poster for 4th Digital Choc - Reality Factory

    4th Digital Choc - Reality Factory

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2015-02-13 - 2015-03-22

    From media art to video games, animation and electronic music, “Digital Choc” celebrates the meeting of French and Japanese creativity across the media fields with a jam-packed program which last year...More »

  • Talk by Marina Ferretti Bocquillon “Neo-Impressionism— A Liberation of Color”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2015-01-24 - 2015-01-24

    Neo-Impressionism is one of the movements responsible for advancing a revolution in painting with ties to the 20th century. Carrying on the legacy of Impressionism while referencing the latest studies...More »

  • poster for Dajung Choi “The Planet Armor”

    Dajung Choi “The Planet Armor”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Video and Film
    • 2015-01-09 - 2015-01-25

    Using mature, advanced techniques, Dajung Choi’s works are encounters with other cultures that contrast global violence and daily life while confronting current-day issues and our places in this world....More »

  • poster for 1914-1918 - Digital & Interaction

    1914-1918 - Digital & Interaction

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2014-11-11 - 2014-11-30

    With the use of digital technology such as QR codes visitors to this exhibition may access witness statements upon the WWI directly through their smart phones and tablets and trace through photographs,...More »

  • poster for Talk by Author Maha Harada “The Dream of French Paintings”

    Talk by Author Maha Harada “The Dream of French Paintings”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-10-28 - 2014-10-28

    The Museum at Bunkamura presents “The Dream of French Paintings from Impressionism to École de Paris,” an exhibition of more than 70 works by 16 French masters of modern art including Monet, Renoir, Cezanne,...More »

  • poster for Baudouin “75 Parisiennes”

    Baudouin “75 Parisiennes”

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-09-18 - 2014-10-12

    Elle magazine photographer Baudouin first began the series “Parisienne” in 2006 documenting the iconic image of the Parisian woman. This series has recently been published under the title “75 Parisiennes”,...More »

  • poster for Susumu Oshira  “Landscapes Woven in Circles”

    Susumu Oshira “Landscapes Woven in Circles”

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography
    • 2014-07-12 - 2014-07-27

    Working between Japan, France and Korea Susumu Oshira has focused his practice upon two main series since 2008, a series of portraits and a series of familiar everyday scenes and objects. Here he presents...More »

  • poster for Hors Pistes Tokyo 2014 International Film Festival

    Hors Pistes Tokyo 2014 International Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film - Party
    • 2014-06-07 - 2014-06-22

    Presenting the Tokyo edition of the experimental film festival Hors Pistes organized by the Pompidou Centre of Paris. The theme of this year’s program is “discovery.” Films from countries including Japan,...More »

  • poster for 2nd Nuit De La Philo— Philosophie et Image(s)

    2nd Nuit De La Philo— Philosophie et Image(s)

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2014-05-31 - 2014-05-31

    Nuit De La Philo is a one-night event approaching philosophy from various angles through dialogues on art and philosophy, image and thought, and perception and enquiry. The theme of the second session...More »

  • poster for Albert Camus: 1913–2013

    Albert Camus: 1913–2013

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    • Media: Photography - Media Arts
    • 2014-05-13 - 2014-06-07

    Known for masterpieces such as “The Stranger” and “The Plague”, Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. Centennial celebrations of his birth were held around the world last year. In addition to novels,...More »

  • poster for Nicolas Buffe ”The Book of Poliphil”

    Nicolas Buffe ”The Book of Poliphil”

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Installation
    • 2014-04-24 - 2014-06-01

    Bringing a new level to Buffe’s “The Dream of Polifilo”, this exhibition provides insight into the creative process behind the main show.More »

  • poster for Tokyo Demo Fest 2014

    Tokyo Demo Fest 2014

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    • Media: Media Arts - Performance Art
    • 2014-03-21 - 2014-03-23

    Demoscene is a computer art subculture centered in Europe that has been around since the late 1980s. Using both old and new computer technology, graphic designers, musicians, programmers, and other creatives...More »

  • poster for “Digital Shock Part Ⅲ - When Machines Are Dreaming”

    “Digital Shock Part Ⅲ - When Machines Are Dreaming”

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Party - Talks
    • 2014-02-21 - 2014-03-23

    Taking the theme of intelligent machines Digital Shock lands upon the Institut Français, with surreal instruments taking over the courtyard and a cyborg mix of human and machine occupying the gallery....More »

  • poster for Talk by  Gregory Chatonsky + Chihiro Minato on “Telofossiles: Landfill”

    Talk by Gregory Chatonsky + Chihiro Minato on “Telofossiles: Landfill”

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-01-30 - 2014-01-30

    The Institute welcomes Gregory Chatonsky, who will discuss his video project “Landfill” with Chihiro Minato. Experimental sound artist Christophe Charles will perform in a concert before the talk. Please...More »

  • poster for Talk: Traces De La Disparition– Rencontre avec Anne et Patrick Poirier

    Talk: Traces De La Disparition– Rencontre avec Anne et Patrick Poirier

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-01-18

    This discussion coincides with the start of the exhibition “Traces De La Disparition,” held at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo from January 18th through April 6th. The exhibition focuses on works of Anne and...More »

  • poster for French Animation Festival

    French Animation Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-11-22 - 2013-12-08

    France is known as the animation center of Europe and its animation output is 3rd only to the US and Japan, with the industry seeing a rise from 100,000 members to 2 million members over the last 10 years....More »

  • poster for Nicolas de Crécy “Carnets de Kyoto”

    Nicolas de Crécy “Carnets de Kyoto”

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-10-22 - 2013-11-24

    One of the leading figures of Franco Belgium comics Nicolas de Crécy is renowned for his powerful images and gripping narratives as to be found in such works as Le Bibendum céleste, Salvatore and Journal...More »

  • poster for “Orée— Limited-Time Atelier Shop”

    “Orée— Limited-Time Atelier Shop”

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    • Media: Product
    • 2013-10-11 - 2013-10-20

    Orée creates beautiful and durable products from high-grade wood through an elegant design process that avoids waste. For a limited time only, it will open an atelier shop in Tokyo. In an atmosphere reminiscent...More »

  • poster for Arts & Food International Food Photography Festival

    Arts & Food International Food Photography Festival

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2013-09-20 - 2013-10-06

    Just as the phrase “to eat with one’s eyes” suggests, things that we find delicious we may also find visually beautiful. It is with this concept that the Arts & Food International Food Photography...More »

  • poster for Hors Pistes Tokyo 2013

    Hors Pistes Tokyo 2013

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2013-06-08 - 2013-06-16

    For its third year, Hors Pistes Tokyo, the Tokyo edition of the video art festival initiated by the Pompidou Center in Paris, will present an exciting program of international contemporary moving image...More »

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    An Evening of Philosophy

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    • Media: Drawing - Installation - Video and Film - Talks - Performance Art
    • 2013-05-31 - 2013-05-31

    Launching a new event focusing on philosophical remunerations, with an evening full of thought provoking questions from a traveling suitcase, to a boutique of critique, to a nature regenerating still life....More »

  • poster for Kristian Exhibition

    Kristian Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2013-05-14 - 2013-05-26

    The artist Kristian draws light-hearted and funny pictures. His works, including his latest illustrations, will be shown at two exhibitions during his visit to Japan in May, one at Institut français du...More »

  • poster for Shakkei - The Borrowed Landscape

    Shakkei - The Borrowed Landscape

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2013-04-20 - 2013-04-26

    The students of French Architecture School ENSAPL (Lille) and the Japanese ICS College of Arts (Tokyo) here undertake a workshop in appropriating the traditional notion of shakkei (borrowed landscape)...More »

  • poster for Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster +  Tristan Bera Film Screening and Artist Talk

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster + Tristan Bera Film Screening and Artist Talk

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2013-04-07 - 2013-04-07

    Pairs short film Belle Comme Le Jour with Belle De Jour from 13:15, and Belle Comme Le Jour with Belle Toujours from 16:00. Second screening will feature talk by Belle Comme Le Jour directors Dominique...More »

  • poster for Media Art Week "Digital Shock v2.0"

    Media Art Week "Digital Shock v2.0"

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    • Media: Media Arts
    • 2013-02-09 - 2013-03-03

    In 2012, the French Institute of Japan, Tokyo organized the first edition of Digital Month, a festival that highlighted the French creative scene in the realm of digital culture. This second edition explores...More »

  • poster for Marie Drouet + Chihiro Minato "Distance / Continuity 3"

    Marie Drouet + Chihiro Minato "Distance / Continuity 3"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography
    • 2013-01-11 - 2013-02-03

    For nearly two years, Marie Drouet and Chihiro Minato engaged in a dialogue - profoundly affected by the disaster in Japan in March 2011 - on the subject of landscapes. A dialogue between drawing and painting...More »

  • poster for François Schuiten + Benoît Peeters "Lands of Darkness"

    François Schuiten + Benoît Peeters "Lands of Darkness"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2012-11-08 - 2012-12-18

    A mystical world comes alive with illustrations of famous literary and scientific figures.More »

  • poster for Bertrand Meunier "Hub Side Down"

    Bertrand Meunier "Hub Side Down"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-11-01 - 2012-12-20

    On display are photos capturing scenes from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai combined to create visions of a hypothetical fifth city that questions how individual residents behave in a contemporary...More »

  • poster for Florent Chavouet "Delicious Japan"

    Florent Chavouet "Delicious Japan"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2012-09-13 - 2012-10-28

    On display are Chavouet's color pencil illustrations of anthropomorphic sushi, ramen counters, and yakiniku restaurants on islands in the Seto Inland Sea.More »

  • poster for "Melvil Poupaud: Seducer's Diary" Screenings

    "Melvil Poupaud: Seducer's Diary" Screenings

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2012-06-22 - 2012-07-08

    Features ten films starring actor Melvil Poupaud, who made his debut in 1983 aged just nine years old. Please see the official website for details of screenings.More »

  • poster for Philippe Laleu "Private location ou ses doigts bruns élégants"

    Philippe Laleu "Private location ou ses doigts bruns élégants"

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Installation
    • 2012-06-21 - 2012-07-31

    French sculptor Philippe Laleu creates work using many methods, working to abolish the boundaries between ordinary things and the personal things close to you. His work is born out of moments in daily...More »

  • poster for Chris Marker "crossings"

    Chris Marker "crossings"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2012-06-03 - 2012-06-10

    This "hors piste" festival features the work of artists who refuse to be bound to single categories, including film screenings,lectures, installations and performances. See website for more details.More »

  • poster for "L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo 60th Anniversary Commemorative Event"

    "L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo 60th Anniversary Commemorative Event"

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    • Media: Media Arts - Party - Talks
    • 2012-05-09 - 2012-05-13

    Performances, concerts, installations, film screenings, magic shows and more in a homey, festival atmosphere. See website for more details on individual events. [Image: L'institut fete ses 60 ans (2012)]...More »

  • poster for "Monet, Renoir and the Painters of the 20th Century: Dialogue between two generations" Seminar

    "Monet, Renoir and the Painters of the 20th Century: Dialogue between two generations" Seminar

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2012-04-16 - 2012-04-16

    Hideaki Shimamoto, assistant curator at the Pola Museum of Art in Hakone, will trace the extraordinary development of Impressionism and the exchanges of its artists with figures such as Pierre Bonnard,...More »

  • poster for "Time: Action and Aesthetic" Symposium

    "Time: Action and Aesthetic" Symposium

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2012-04-14 - 2012-04-15

    Debates between leading artists, architects and scientists over two days on the subject of time, the aesthetic of ruins, and the work of Hubert Robert.More »

  • poster for Stéphane Ferrandez "Stories that fell out of a fan"

    Stéphane Ferrandez "Stories that fell out of a fan"

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    • Media: Performance Art
    • 2012-03-22 - 2012-03-22

    A recent artist-in-residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, Stéphane Ferrandez présents a French rakugo performance that was honed under rakugo master Asayoshi Katsura. The performance was previously presented...More »

  • poster for Ferrante Ferranti "Living Stones"

    Ferrante Ferranti "Living Stones"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-03-06 - 2012-04-15

    Works by Ferrante Ferranti that depict buildings around the world that have withstood the test of time.More »

  • poster for "Digital Shock" Exhibition

    "Digital Shock" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts - Party
    • 2012-02-08 - 2012-03-07

    This is the first time that the French Institute is organizing Digital Shock, a series of events that showcases French creativity in the field of digital culture and new images. The Institute will host...More »

  • poster for Sarah Dolatabadi "Silent Blue"

    Sarah Dolatabadi "Silent Blue"

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    • Media: Painting - Party
    • 2012-01-13 - 2012-02-05
  • poster for Ryoichi Wago + Thierry Girard Exhibition

    Ryoichi Wago + Thierry Girard Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-11-24 - 2011-12-22

    Photos by Thierry Girard taken during a trip to the Tohoku region.More »

  • poster for "La Vilaine Lulu" Exhibition

    "La Vilaine Lulu" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2011-10-04 - 2011-10-20

    "La Vilaine Lulu", the only comic ever written and designed by Yves Saint Laurent, appeared in 1967. It was published in Japanese by Kawade Shobo Shinsha, and tells the story of a mischievous young girl...More »

  • poster for Christian Rizzo +  Iuan-Hau Chiang "Tourcoing – Taipei – Tokyo"

    Christian Rizzo + Iuan-Hau Chiang "Tourcoing – Taipei – Tokyo"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Performance Art
    • 2011-09-19 - 2011-10-09

    This exhibition showcases an installation of three films produced through a collaboration between choreographer and sculptor Christian Rizzo and Taiwanese artist Iuan-Hau Chiang. Performance by Christian...More »

  • poster for  Jeanloup Sieff Exhibition "Yves saint Laurent Unveiled"

    Jeanloup Sieff Exhibition "Yves saint Laurent Unveiled"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-06-10 - 2011-07-31

    Features iconic images by Jeanloup Sieff including his famous and controversial nude portrait from 1971'S YSL adverts, and many works never shown in Japan before. Some 32 monochrome photographs will be...More »

  • poster for Vincent Lefrancois "Vagabondages"

    Vincent Lefrancois "Vagabondages"

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    • Media: Illustration - Talks
    • 2011-05-11 - 2011-05-31

    On display at this exhibition are works by Vincent Lefrancois, a French illustrator who has been based in Japan since 1991, but whose spirit has been wandering vagabond-like between Japan and France. Lefrancois...More »

  • poster for Claude Estèbe "To the Heart of the Seasons - Susan Buirge and MATOMA"

    Claude Estèbe "To the Heart of the Seasons - Susan Buirge and MATOMA"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-02-05 - 2011-03-30

    In June 1994, Susan Buirge worked in Kyoto with Japanese dancers from MATOMA on the choreography for the first installment of her work "Kin-iro". Over a period of more than a month, Claude Estèbe attended...More »

  • poster for Lucie Albon "Autumn Leaves"

    Lucie Albon "Autumn Leaves"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2010-11-15 - 2010-11-30

    On display are books and illustrations by French illustrator/comic artist who studied fine arts in Angoulême and decorative arts in Strasbourg. Albon also participated in the Villa Kujoyama residency in...More »

  • poster for Olivier Roller "Faces"

    Olivier Roller "Faces"

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2010-11-05 - 2010-11-28

    In Olivier Roller's portraits, only the faces of his subjects invade the frame. His work questions notions of traditional representation and goes beyond appearances constructed by social stereotypes, inspired...More »

  • poster for Aurélie Pétrel + Philippe Adam "Green Vegetable/Menu C"

    Aurélie Pétrel + Philippe Adam "Green Vegetable/Menu C"

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    • Media: Photography - Party
    • 2010-09-17 - 2010-10-26

    Featuring photos by Aurélie Pétrel and text by Philippe Adam, this project is based on a common hypothesis: what if we suddenly found ourselves with nothing to eat one day? More »

  • poster for Kagurazaka Art Hunting Tour + Bistro Lunch

    Kagurazaka Art Hunting Tour + Bistro Lunch

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    • Media: Party
    • 2010-06-19 - 2010-06-19

    This edition of the Art Hunting Tour organized by CivicArt will take participants on a guided stroll through five galleries in the Kagurazaka area, a quiet, gently sloping area full of interesting back...More »

  • poster for Tendance Floue "Mad in France"

    Tendance Floue "Mad in France"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-06-04 - 2010-07-11

    Tendance Floue is a collective of 12 photographers dedicated to exploring the world from an anti-globalization perspective and embarking on photographic adventures of a different order. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for "Des photographes, des Japons" Exhibition

    "Des photographes, des Japons" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-04-08 - 2010-05-23

    This exhibition showcases work by 10 French photographers who have maintained a strong connection to Japan for a long time. Situating themselves far from the cliches and exoticism associated with a...More »

  • poster for Alain Fleischer "The New Image"

    Alain Fleischer "The New Image"

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    • Media: Photography - Installation - Video and Film
    • 2010-03-06 - 2010-03-31

    Alain Fleischer is a French artist, author, filmmaker, photographer and sculptor, as well as the founder and director of Fresnoy, a national studio for contemporary art. This exhibition is made up of...More »

  • poster for Du Zhenjun "Interactivity"

    Du Zhenjun "Interactivity"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Media Arts
    • 2010-02-06 - 2010-02-28

    The power of new technologies, the control of information and human suffering are issues at the center of this philosopher who thinks in images. Through three unnerving installations - "Doctor Du's Anatomy...More »

  • poster for Lucille Reyboz "Chronic Japonaise"

    Lucille Reyboz "Chronic Japonaise"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-12-10 - 2010-01-24

    On view are photographs by Lucille Reyboz capturing women soaking in Japanese hot springs. Upon releasing the shutter, Reyboz delves into the ritual aspect of the act of bathing: purifying the body.More »

  • poster for Thierry Grave "Livre d'Auteurs"

    Thierry Grave "Livre d'Auteurs"

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2009-11-06 - 2009-11-30

    The sculptor Thierry Grave shares with us his passion for reading by using a truly diverse range of materials to create his works - paper, wood, steel, marble. According to Grave, "I realized that when...More »

  • "WAfrica: A Dialogue with Japanese Culture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion - Party
    • 2009-10-03 - 2009-10-23

    On October 3, French-Cameroonian designer Serge Mouangue will host an event at the French Institute in Tokyo that introduces Japan to Africa in previously unimagined ways. The exhibition and performance...More »

  • poster for Fujiko Nakaya + doubleNegatives Architecture "MU : Mercurial Unfolding"

    Fujiko Nakaya + doubleNegatives Architecture "MU : Mercurial Unfolding"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-09-24 - 2009-10-31

    Fujiko Nakaya is one of Tokyo's most prominent contemporary artists. She has worked with the collective Experiments in Art and Technology in New York in 1966, and at the World Expo in Osaka in 1970. Since...More »

  • poster for Lukas Birk "Junsui"

    Lukas Birk "Junsui"

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2009-07-14 - 2009-08-02

    This exhibition features photos in black and white taken on three different continents. "Junsui," which means "pure" in Japanese, is an investigation of purity that Birk sees in the midst of blackness....More »

  • poster for "Culture in a Digital Age" Internet Video Conference

    "Culture in a Digital Age" Internet Video Conference

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-06-13 - 2009-06-13

    Even before the fall of 2008 and the beginnings of the current economic crisis, the cultural sector was an economic domain in the midst of dramatic transformation - all the cultural industries, of the...More »

  • poster for "Hors Pistes" Video Festival

    "Hors Pistes" Video Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2009-06-12 - 2009-06-15

    Hors Pistes is another movement of images, another territory of contemporary cinema - especially its margins and its confines. Hors Pistes is a displacement of regard. Faithful to an open-minded spirit...More »

  • poster for Stéphane de Medeiros "Tempest of the Desert of Wittgenstein"

    Stéphane de Medeiros "Tempest of the Desert of Wittgenstein"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-06-05 - 2009-06-07

    Stéphane de Medeiros is a French sculptor who was born in Benin in 1972. He has been making installations, objects and performances since the late 1990s that fuse anecdotes with grand histories, scientific...More »

  • poster for Tatsumi Orimoto "Bread Man"

    Tatsumi Orimoto "Bread Man"

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    • Media: Photography - Performance Art
    • 2009-06-05 - 2009-07-01

    As part of the Journées du Goût series of events at the French Institute, action artist and performer Tatsumi Orimoto is presenting a photo exhibition from the collection Art Mama & Bread Man, along...More »

  • poster for "Mécaniques savantes : machines de spectacle" Exhibition

    "Mécaniques savantes : machines de spectacle" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Installation
    • 2009-05-15 - 2009-06-02

    François Delarozière, artistic director of La Machine, focuses his work on the object in movement, designing and choreographing living architectures. His last performance, "Les Mécaniques Savantes," took...More »

  • poster for "The Quai Branly Museum - A Conference with André Delpuech" Talk Event

    "The Quai Branly Museum - A Conference with André Delpuech" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-04-23 - 2009-04-23

    The Quai Branly museum in Paris was inaugurated in June 2006 by Jacques Chirac, whose presidency oversaw the completion of this major cultural project. Dedicated to the arts and civilizations of Africa,...More »

  • poster for "An Evening with Denis Polge" Event

    "An Evening with Denis Polge" Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-04-22 - 2009-04-22

    Denis Polge lives and works in Paris, creating paintings using oil, tempera and graphite. His works exhibited at Chanel Nexus Hall this spring, "Still Water: Shore and Beach," evoke a poetic universe featuring...More »

  • poster for "Ikebana Workshop"

    "Ikebana Workshop"

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-04-07 - 2009-04-07

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Philippe Marinig "Osumosan"

    Philippe Marinig "Osumosan"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-04-02 - 2009-05-11

    This exhibition presents an unretouched look into the universe of the sumo wrestler, with its rituals and rigors. Marinig was granted an audience with these athletes in order to capture them during their...More »

  • poster for "Ishin: Portraits of the Japanese" Exhibition

    "Ishin: Portraits of the Japanese" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-17 - 2009-03-29

    As part of the special exhibition "Ishin: The Dawn of Scientific Exchange between France and Japan" organized by the Museum of Research of the University of Tokyo to commemorate the 150th anniversary of...More »

  • poster for "An Evening with Claude Lévêque and Fram Kitagawa" Talk Event

    "An Evening with Claude Lévêque and Fram Kitagawa" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-03-16 - 2009-03-16

    By turns provocative and poetic, Claude Lévêque has developed over 30 years a diverse practice influenced by fashion, advertising and experimental music. A major artist of his generation, he will represent...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-03-06 - 2009-03-06

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Eric Rechsteiner "Bonheurs de Bali"

    Eric Rechsteiner "Bonheurs de Bali"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-03-03 - 2009-03-15

    This photo exhibition is being held to mark the renovation and reopening of Club Med Bali in December 2008. "Bonheurs de Bali" presents the inhabitants of this island and their lives midway between tradition...More »

  • poster for "Architecture and Urban Planning for the 21st Century" Dialogue between Dominique Perrault and Hidetoshi Ono

    "Architecture and Urban Planning for the 21st Century" Dialogue between Dominique Perrault and Hidetoshi Ono

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-02-12 - 2009-02-12

    France and Japan currently enjoy a rich process of architectural exchange, with important buildings under construction in both countries by architects from the other country. Dominique Perrault is at...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2009-01-20 - 2009-01-20

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Philippe Ramette "Irrational Proposal"

    Philippe Ramette "Irrational Proposal"

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    • Media: Installation - Party
    • 2009-01-10 - 2009-01-30

    Philippe Ramette was born in 1961. He lives and works in Paris. Since the early 1990s, Ramette has been creating objects whose function is defined in their title: "Portable Individual Point of View,"...More »

  • poster for "Hiroshima Mon Amour, 50 Years After: An Evening with Emmanuelle Riva"

    "Hiroshima Mon Amour, 50 Years After: An Evening with Emmanuelle Riva"

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2008-12-08 - 2008-12-08

    Half a century ago, on July 28th 1958, film director Alain Resnais left for Japan to shoot the first few scenes of what was to become one of the greatest films in the history of cinema: Hiroshima Mon Amour....More »

  • poster for "Douce France" Film Screening

    "Douce France" Film Screening

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2008-12-07 - 2008-12-07

    (France/DVD/67 min/French/animated films selected by Jérôme Boulbès) France: a country of vacations, tourism, love, meals between friends. This small selection of films shows the joy of living French...More »

  • poster for Stéphane Rémael "Vivement Dimanche"

    Stéphane Rémael "Vivement Dimanche"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-12-03 - 2008-12-24

    Today in France, one worker in two benefits from more free time from work than before. How does one manage this time? If the 35 hour work week does not necessarily lead to happy people, some have put...More »

  • poster for Hideo Matsuda "Itinerary in the Light"

    Hideo Matsuda "Itinerary in the Light"

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    • 2008-10-02 - 2008-10-29

    Graduated from the l'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d'Art in Paris. After having studied in a workshop in France as an apprentice for 4 years, Hideo Matsuda established his...More »

  • poster for Ryu Hanabusa "Parisian Palace Hotels"

    Ryu Hanabusa "Parisian Palace Hotels"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-09 - 2008-09-29

    Six hotels in Paris bear the name of "palace". The word "palace" refers here equally to a "luxury mansion" as to a "palace". Today, one can live a literally palatial life in these grand buildings as French...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-17 - 2008-06-17

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-13 - 2008-06-13

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-10 - 2008-06-10

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Pierre-Michel Menger "Are there too many artists?" Talk Event

    Pierre-Michel Menger "Are there too many artists?" Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-06-09 - 2008-06-09

    The analysis of artistic professions leads to a curious enigma: while artists earn on average leaner incomes than other professionals of comparable qualifications, education and social standing, their...More »

  • poster for Philippe Marinig "In Situ"

    Philippe Marinig "In Situ"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-06-03 - 2008-06-30

    For more than a hundred years, the Franco-Japanese Institute of Tokyo has maintained among its users a relationship that goes well beyond the daily conduct of services, whether linguistic or cultural. In...More »

  • poster for Claire Xuan "In the Open Air"

    Claire Xuan "In the Open Air"

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    • Media: Photography - Crafts - Talks
    • 2008-05-12 - 2008-06-01

    This exhibition presents two of sculptor Claire Xuan's most recent works, "Provence" and "Japan". These book-objects, also called portfolios or travel diaries, were published in a limited edition of 999...More »

  • poster for Takuji Shimmura "Optimisme"

    Takuji Shimmura "Optimisme"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-04-07 - 2008-04-27

    In the 19th century, photography served an archaeological function, allowing things to be classified and indexed, allowing the vestiges of the past to be made visible to a large number of people by replacing...More »

  • poster for Bettina Rheims "Liquid Gold"

    Bettina Rheims "Liquid Gold"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-03-18 - 2008-04-02

    This exhibition of Bettina Rheims, one of the foremost French photographers at work today, is presented in conjunction with the wines of Chablis, symbol of French chic. It consists of 11 commissioned works...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-03-04 - 2008-03-04

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-02-26 - 2008-02-26

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-02-12 - 2008-02-12

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-02-05 - 2008-02-05

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Olivia Maurey Barisson + Koji Yamamura "Movement: In Between Painting and Animation"

    Olivia Maurey Barisson + Koji Yamamura "Movement: In Between Painting and Animation"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-02-04 - 2008-03-12

    The French artist Olivia Maurey Barisson is inspired by live models, and the sequential photographs of Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge. She also performs in theater, contemporary dance, tango...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-01-29 - 2008-01-29

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2008-01-22 - 2008-01-22

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Jean-Michel Folon Exhibition

    Jean-Michel Folon Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2008-01-09 - 2008-01-31

    Jean-Michel Folon was a Belgian artist who worked as a designer, painter, draftsman, sculptor, and illustrator. This retrospective features his many illustrations for posters. More »

  • poster for Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux Talk Event

    Marie-Madeleine Mervant-Roux Talk Event

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    • Media: Talks
    • 2007-12-18 - 2007-12-18

    In recent years, theories of performance have often covered the question of the spectator. The idea of audience members who don't move and don't speak is a thing of the past. Today, audiences are active...More »

  • poster for Daniel Dyminski "The Lake of Signs"

    Daniel Dyminski "The Lake of Signs"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-12-04 - 2007-12-20

    The painter and sculpture Daniel Dyminski was born in Mulhouse in 1950 and currently lives in the Haut-Rhin region of France. Beginning in 1972, he has exhibited his works throughout Europe and Japan....More »

  • poster for Sei Kawaguchi "Recollection"

    Sei Kawaguchi "Recollection"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-11-05 - 2007-11-29

    When the painter Sei Kawaguchi creates new works, he does not set out to represent something specific, nor does he start with a set form or narrative. However, he does not think of his works as abstract,...More »

  • poster for Gilles Deleuze Poster Exhibition

    Gilles Deleuze Poster Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2007-10-17 - 2007-10-31

    The exhibition features posters based on the concepts of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, especially those ideas which often recurred in his work. The choice of concepts to be illustrated was arbitrary...More »

  • poster for David B Exhibition

    David B Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2007-09-29 - 2007-10-14
  • poster for 12th Week of Cahiers du Cinéma

    12th Week of Cahiers du Cinéma

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-09-29 - 2007-11-10

    French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma was first produced by Nouvelle Vague filmmakers and film critics. This year the institute will once again welcome critic Hervé Aubron to discover and discuss the...More »

  • poster for Program of Le Corbusier Related Architecture Events

    Program of Le Corbusier Related Architecture Events

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    • Media: Architecture - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-09-14 - 2007-09-16

    Film: "The birth of a library" Madeleine Caillard September 14th (Fri) 15:10 Film: Arata Isozaki International Projects 1986/1991 "Mysteries of the Chateau of Dice" September 14th (Fri) 16:00 Talk:...More »

  • poster for Hervé Bacquet "Au seuil du didactique"

    Hervé Bacquet "Au seuil du didactique"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2007-09-07 - 2007-09-26

    This installation introduces a fictional character, "Mr Hébert", a teacher in Poissy between 1931 and 1968. After teaching for three years, the scientific experiments he made for his students led him to...More »

  • poster for Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo 2007

    Refugee Film Festival in Tokyo 2007

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2007-07-18 - 2007-07-26

    Following the success of the first festival in 2006 the RFF will showcase a new lineup of award-winning features and documentary films. All films will be about the lives, trials, and triumphs of people...More »

  • poster for "Hiroshima, le souffle de l'explosion" Exhibition

    "Hiroshima, le souffle de l'explosion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-07-17 - 2007-08-31

    Two exceptional series of photographs are on display at the French Institute. Yosuke Yamahata "Nagasaki Journey" Yosuke Yamahata was born in Singapore in 1917, brought up by a family that was already...More »

  • poster for Ikebana Workshop

    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-17

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for "A Time for Robert Cahen - Video Works 1985 - 2005" Exhibition

    "A Time for Robert Cahen - Video Works 1985 - 2005" Exhibition

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    • Media: Video and Film - Talks
    • 2007-06-15 - 2007-07-09

    A talented visual artist, Robert Cahen is considered one of the most significant artists working in the field of video art in France today. He treats images like sounds, organises them and transforms them...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-06-05 - 2007-06-05

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2007-05-29 - 2007-05-29

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Isamu Morishima Exhibition

    Isamu Morishima Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-05-24 - 2007-06-11

    Isamu Morishima, a member of the Shunyo Salon, has been exhibiting his works every year at the salon since 1964. He has organized a variety of solo exhibitions and has participated in group exhibitions,...More »

  • poster for Laurent Desmard "Abbé Pierre, Images d'une Vie"

    Laurent Desmard "Abbé Pierre, Images d'une Vie"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-05-15 - 2007-05-31

    This is an exhibition of 15 black and white photographs depicting the life of Abbé Pierre, a young catholic priest who was a member of the French Resistance during the Second World War. •Related event May...More »

  • poster for Philippe Marinig "Natural Ecstasy"

    Philippe Marinig "Natural Ecstasy"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-04-21 - 2007-05-20

    The aerial photographs of the Namibian desert in this exhibition form a mysterious and fascinating series of work. This photographer's work is an homage to nature, to the surfaces that have been sculpted...More »

  • poster for "Paris" Exhibition

    "Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2007-02-24 - 2007-03-31

    Dealing with issues of urban space, this exhibition allows viewers to become familiar with or rediscover the work of these photographers. All of them share Paris as their base, scrutinizing it intensely...More »

  • poster for Claire Xuan "Elements"

    Claire Xuan "Elements"

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    • Media: Graphics - Photography
    • 2006-11-28 - 2007-01-28

    This exhibition presents an unedited display of travel diaries by Claire Xuan, a photographer and sculptor. These works, which can also be thought of as portfolios, are limited to 999 editions and are...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-10-24 - 2006-10-24

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-10-17 - 2006-10-17

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for "Souvenirs of Paris" Exhibition

    "Souvenirs of Paris" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2006-10-10 - 2006-11-21

    From Paris, London and New York, Valérie Weil invites viewers to follow her poetic wanderings around these cities, looking at shop window displays as a form of personal journey. Her examination of urban...More »

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    Ikebana Workshop

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    • Media: Crafts - Talks
    • 2006-10-08 - 2006-10-08

    Ikebana, the art of arranging flowers and choosing the vase to put them in, is not just a simple everyday pleasure: it's a spiritually enriching experience and an exercise in aesthetic sensibilities in...More »

  • poster for Tokyo Artist Showcase Festival

    Tokyo Artist Showcase Festival

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-09-16 - 2006-09-16

    A night of music from undiscovered musicians and bands and the opportunity to view artwork from the city's best creative talent. A portion of the entrance fee and the proceeds from artwork sold will go...More »

  • poster for "Les Paladins" Exhibition

    "Les Paladins" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-09-06 - 2006-09-29

    This exhibition will present photographs of the Paris stage of the highly acclaimed opera "Les Paladins" that is coming to Bunkamura Orchard Hall in November.More »

  • poster for Refugee Film Festival

    Refugee Film Festival

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    • Media: Video and Film
    • 2006-07-20 - 2006-07-27

    UNHCR Representation in Japan is proud to host the International Refugee Film Festival (RFF) for the first time. The event, which will be free of charge and taking place at multiple venues in Tokyo, will...More »

  • poster for Homage to Paul Grimault

    Homage to Paul Grimault

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    • Media: Graphics - Drawing - Photography - Video and Film
    • 2006-06-30 - 2006-08-31

    To mark the release of the film "The King and the Bird" which Studio Ghibli considers to be one of its sources of inspiration, the Institute is organising this exhibition showcasing Paul Grimault's graphic...More »

  • poster for Kaoru Hirano "Arrangement"

    Kaoru Hirano "Arrangement"

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2006-05-24 - 2006-06-25

    Kaoru Hirano takes the fine weave of clothes and pulls each thread out one by one, tying together their individual lengths. Through this repetitive lengthening process, the original item of clothing disappears...More »

  • poster for Aymeric Hainaux "Melancholia"

    Aymeric Hainaux "Melancholia"

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    • Media: Illustration - Drawing
    • 2006-05-06 - 2006-05-19

    Aymeric Hainaux was born in Tours in 1978. After 3 years at the School of Fine Arts, he joined two workshops and realized two manga projects: "The Drifters" and "Melancholia." He is currently working...More »

  • poster for Conrad Meili and Kaku "Sketchbook of 1948"

    Conrad Meili and Kaku "Sketchbook of 1948"

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    • Media: Illustration
    • 2006-03-17 - 2006-04-27

    Swiss artist Conrad Meili(1895-1969)came to Japan in August 1939 to paint Japanese scenery and introduce it to Europe. He was going to stay in Japan for three months; however, the outbreak of the Second...More »

  • poster for Takuji Shinmura "Le Design Inconscient"

    Takuji Shinmura "Le Design Inconscient"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2006-02-15 - 2006-03-14

    Metropolises are filled with objects designed by professionals - architects, designers, urban planners etc who all work hard at making our life easier and enjoyable. These objects are both beautiful and...More »

  • poster for Chihiro Minato, Toyomitsu Higa, Isao Nakazato "Memory in Okinawa"

    Chihiro Minato, Toyomitsu Higa, Isao Nakazato "Memory in Okinawa"

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    • Media: Photography - Video and Film - Talks
    • 2005-12-06 - 2005-12-20

    Photographer and visual artists Chihiro Minato, Toyomitsu Higa, and Isao Nakazato take a look at Okinawa beyond its glitzy resort image. It has been sixty years since war ravaged Okinawa but the graves,...More »

  • poster for Claudel in Japan

    Claudel in Japan

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-11-07 - 2005-11-27

    Paul Claudel, a leading French playwright and poet of the 20th century, was also an excellent diplomat who served to promote commercial and cultural ties between France and Japan during his tenure as French...More »

  • poster for Stephanie Fraisse Exhibition - In the Intimacy of the Kitchens

    Stephanie Fraisse Exhibition - In the Intimacy of the Kitchens

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-10-04 - 2005-10-30

    Those reportage photographs taken by Stephanie Fraisse will take you on an exciting journey of gastronomy. For several years now, she has been taking monochrome photographs of famous French chefs at work....More »

  • poster for Roberto Giostra "Mnemography"

    Roberto Giostra "Mnemography"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-07-13 - 2005-07-30

    L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo features an exhibition by Roberto Giostra, a French/Italian photographer who has been working for a while on a project around "mnemography". Mnemography, which consists...More »

  • poster for Jean Rouch

    Jean Rouch

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-06-20 - 2005-07-10

    Organised in parallel to the Jean Rouch film retrospective at the Institute, a collection of photographs taken on the sets of many of his movies: Jaguar, Horendi, Les Maîtres Fous, Chronique d'un Eté,...More »

  • poster for The Olympic Ideal, Paris and France

    The Olympic Ideal, Paris and France

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-06-13 - 2005-06-19

    This exhibition currently travels around the world. The objective is to showcase "the love of sports" of the French nation. Since April 2005, the exhibition has travelled all 5 continents, advertising...More »

  • poster for Bernard Quesniaux - Serial Drawer

    Bernard Quesniaux - Serial Drawer

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    • 2005-05-14 - 2005-06-11

    In recent years, Bernard worked around the often-argued idea that painting is dead and finished. Uninterested in having a personal opinion about the issue, he took upon himself to build objects that would...More »

  • poster for Jacques Pezeu-Massabuau "Japanese Shadows"

    Jacques Pezeu-Massabuau "Japanese Shadows"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-04-22 - 2005-05-08

    Jacques recounts how he became interested in photography. It was in the fall of 1960. One morning, struck by the beauty of shadows cast by trees on a wall close to where he was living, he had the impulse...More »

  • poster for Joan Rabascall "My Collection"

    Joan Rabascall "My Collection"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-04-04 - 2005-04-17

    Joan Rabascall amassed an impressive collection of miniature TVs over a span of 25 years. This exhibition will feature photographs of this collection, taken by the artist himself.More »

  • poster for Africa

    Africa

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2005-03-14 - 2005-03-27

    Edoardo Di Muro was born in 1944 in Northern Italy. At the age of 20, he travelled to Africa, where he had a life changing experience and ended up staying for over 30 years. His African drawings are of...More »

  • poster for Antoine Poupel : Shaman

    Antoine Poupel : Shaman

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2005-02-14 - 2005-03-06

    Shaman is the title of a full-length film by Bartabas, founder and director of the famous equestrian circus Zingaro which will be performed in Tokyo in March. A collection of photographs taken by Antoine...More »

  • poster for Entrelacs

    Entrelacs

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2004-12-22 - 2005-02-05

    Coinciding with "Archilab" exhibition at Mori Art Museum in Roppongi, L'Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo will host "Entrelacs" which is held annually in Orleans, France. This exhibition focuses not only...More »

  • poster for Masakatsu Tagami: Wood-cut Prints

    Masakatsu Tagami: Wood-cut Prints

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2004-11-18 - 2004-12-12

    Masakatsu Tagami was born in Yamaguchi in 1944 and now lives in Kyoto. After studying philosophy at the University of Yamaguchi, he moved to Tokyo in 1972 to attend Taka Art Institute. The works shown...More »

  • poster for Roland Flexner - Dessins

    Roland Flexner - Dessins

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2004-10-14 - 2004-11-13

    Roland Flexner was born in Nice, France in 1944. In the 70's he takes part in an artistic movement called "Support Surfaces”. Since the 80's he has been living and working in New York. In 1999, he starts...More »

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