PAST EVENT: JAPANESE TATAMI ROOM 畳 by FUTON COMPANY

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【4th – 10th April 2018 (including Saturday 7th April)】 This time, in collaboration with Futon Company, Sway Gallery London has replicated the comfortable and sacred space that a tatami room represents. You can pop in to experience what it feels like to sit on the Japanese tatami mat (no worries because we also have a tatami-style chair!). This is a free event and no reservation is required. It will be held on a first come, first served basis, however please note that we might set a time slots. DAILY PROGRAM   ★WED 4th APRIL 12:00 → CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION by Taki Kodaira   ★THU 5th APRIL 13:00 – 13:15 & 17:30 – 17:45 → … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: TOKYO 東京 – ORDINARY PEOPLE IN TOKYO STREETS

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Gerard Touren 【15th – 28th March】 Opening hours: MON-FRI 11 AM-7 PM Opening reception: 15 March THU 6PM-8 PM   « In the streets of Tokyo, I did my best to engage with a population so different from all that I knew until then, and to spontaneously overcome the potential distance between me and my subjects, without compromising my quest for the “unusual” and “light” in my images. I did not fully manage to ‘erase’ this distance, as the respect of rules and the “other” prevail above all else for Tokyoites. Every single one of them, while moving in an incredibly conformed flow, appear like a solitary fragment of an expanding … Read More

PAST EXHIBITION: THE ART OF MT. FUJI – FROM HOKUSAI TO HASUI

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Various【8th February – 12th March】 Private View: Thursday 8th January, 18:00-20:00 Supported by UKiYO REPUBLIC The tallest mountain of Japan, Mount Fuji, could be seen from almost anywhere in Edo, the capital of Japan. From 17th to late 19th century, when Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints were in the height of its popularity, this iconic mountain made an impact upon the great masters such as Hokusai (1760-1849) and Hiroshige (1797-1858) and later continued to inspire Shin-hanga artists such as Hasui (1883-1957). This exhibition, held in collaboration with Japanese Gallery, focuses on Mt. Fuji from various artist’s viewpoints, depicted in a variety of seasons, colours, and climates. Immortalised in these prints, the … Read More

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