Signs of the Intangible
Bodyscapes reflecting Japan’s 1400 Years of Performing Arts
Photo Exhibition, Artist Talk & Short Film Screenings by Miro Ito
Our new exhibition, “Signs of the Intangible” is now showing at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Toronto, featuring 55 photographic artworks by Miro Ito. The exhibition transcends 1400- years of performing arts in Japan and commemorates the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan.
The uniqueness of this presentation accentuates a “never-seen-before” perspective on how the exhibited exceptional tangible or intangible arts and traditions interact: 8th century Buddhist sculptures influenced by Hellenistic culture, Gigaku and Bugaku masks (that came to Japan in the 7th century via the Silk Road), Noh performance and Kobudo martial arts with their 600 year tradition, as well as contemporary dance performances like Butoh.
It features outstanding photographic images of select National Treasures of Japan, as well as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage such as Noh performers, or avant-garde Butoh dancers as well as contemporary dancers. Topical film shorts by Miro Ito will also be shown.
[Artist Talk & Reception]
Thursday, 21st June 2018 @7:00 PM (Telephone reservations are recommended)
— Word of greeting from Consul General Takako Ito
— Artist Talk & Short Film Screenings by Miro Ito, Media Art League
— Solo Performance of Gigaku Ballet combined with Konron mask by Shunso
(Artistic Direction by Miro Ito / Music by Sukeyasu Shiba)
[Duration & Venue]
Preliminary viewing start: Thurs., 23rd May 2018
Artist Talk & Reception: Thurs., 21 June 2018 (7:00 PM)
Last day: Wed., 27th June, 2018
Opening Hours: 9:00AM – 8:00PM (daily)
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z5
Tel.(416) 441-2345 http://www.jccc.on.ca/en/
※Click to download the exhibition poster in PDF:_signs_of_the_intangible_poster_2018June10