• The Japan Foundation, Manila carries out different types of arts exchange programs in its misison to deepen mutual understanding between Japan and the Philippines.

      • Exploring Tohoku’s exquisite handicrafts Lacquerware, baskets, and more, take center stage in a traveling exhibition

        The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM), in partnership with Ayala Museum and with support from JT International (Philippines) Inc., commemorates the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami with a traveling exhibition that recognizes the traditional handicrafts of the region steadfastly recovering from the calamity. Beautiful Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan opens on June 16 at the Ground Floor Gallery of Ayala Museum.

        On exhibition are around 70 works that best exemplify the craftsmen’s high level of skill in basket weaving, lacquerware, pottery, embroidery, and wood crafts. Some of the curated works include tsugaru...

      • Forces at Work

        Tuesday, December 2, 2014–January 28, 2015

        Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the University of the Philippines’ Jorge B. Vargas Museum (UPVM) are pleased to announce, “Forces at Work,” a group exhibition envisioned by young, emerging curators from the Philippines and Japan. This group exhibition is presented as part of the Japan Foundation’s Run & Learn: New Curatorial Constellations project with the next generation of curators from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan.

        “Forces at Work” comprises curatorial projects from participants of the Curatorial Development Program, initiated by UPVM and...

      • Art revives the spirit in the historical district of Escolta Transi(en)t Manila starts on November 15

        The Project Glocal and 98B COLLABoratory partners with Escolta Commercial Associations Inc. in its efforts to re-crown ESCOLTA as the Queen Street of Manila. Through the lightning residency program Transi(en)t Manila, invited artists and curators from Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand will produce installations, performances, laboratories, talks, and screenings to activate selected heritage buildings in Escolta.

        Participating Artists and Curators: Ernest Concepcion, Ian Carlo Jaucian, Mark Salvatus, Renan Ortiz (Philippines), Tetsuya Umeda, Horio Kanta, Hiroyuki Hattori, Daiya Aida (Japan),...

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