Gallery: “Signs of the Intangible”

Posted on: October 26th, 2017
June 7, 2018 – June 27, 2018 all-day

Bodyscapes of Japan’s 1400 Years of Performing Arts
by Miro Ito

Highlighting 1400 years of continuity in Japan’s performing arts, the exhibition showcases 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.

Topical film shorts by Miro Ito will also be shown in conjunction with the exhibition. The uniqueness of this presentation accentuates a “never-seen-before” perspective on these outstanding tangible or intangible arts and traditions interacting: 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 theatre with its 600 year tradition, as well as contemporary dance performances.

Co-organizers: Media Art League and Japan Camera Industry Institute.

Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, June 21st at 7pm
(attendance is free, however please phone the JCCC at 416 441 2345 to register)

Welcome words from Consul General Ito.  Artist Miro Ito will present an artist talk and short video presentation, followed by a brief Gigaku ballet performance by Shunso.

Gallery open for viewing daily from 9:00am – 8:00pm from now until June 27th.