Universal Nature: Rediscovery of Kalevala by 6 Contemporary Japanese Artists

Art Sezon Art Gallery , Harajuku Until Sunday August 27 2017 Free
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ユニバーサル・ネーチャー:日本の現代美術家6名によるカレワラ展
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A nineteenth-century collection of ancient Finnish folklore compiled by Elias Lönnrot, 'Kalevala' is Finland's national epic and has inspired artists, authors and musicians from 'Lord of the Rings' creator JRR Tolkien to composer Jean Sibelius. This exhibition sees six Japanese contemporary artists present their takes on the tales of Väinämöinen, Lemminkäinen and company – participants include installation artist-come-painter Tomoko Konoike, sculptor Hideki Iinuma and manga joker Kotobuki Shiriagari.

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Venue name: Sezon Art Gallery
Contact:
Address: 3-6-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo

Opening hours: 11am-6pm daily
Transport: Gaienmae Station (Ginza line), exit 3; Omotesando Station (Chiyoda, Hanzomon, Ginza lines), exit A2
Event website: http://sezonartgallery.com/exhibition/kalevala/