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It’s raining today in London.
I showed the performance “One Continuous Motion” yesterday in Japan House London. The seats were fully booked and more than 90 audiences came to the venue. After the greeting and introduction from the Director-Programming, Mr. Simon WRIGHT, the performance was preceded by a screening of a specially selected extract from the calligraphy documentary ‘Traces of the Soul’, and was followed by a short talk by Nakajima and audience Q&A.
I appreciate a lot to audiences and staffs in Japan House.
 
Web:Japan House London
Web:Calligraphy documentary ‘Traces of the Soul’


Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

Performance in Japan House London

The performance in auction house Drouot in Paris has ended on October 9th. Thank you for coming to see me. This is one of the works “Sunrise” which was born in the performance.
I’m in London now for the next performance.


Performance in Drouot /Paris

Performance in Drouot /Paris

In the auction house Drouot in Paris, I showed performance to make several pieces of artworks which is due to be sold in the auction in October 9th. In addition to them, following four works are brought under the hammer in an auction on the 10th.
 
“TESSIER SARROU – Arts du Japon”
Drouot salle 2
9, rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France


Auction House Drouot in Paris

Auction House Drouot in Paris

Auction House Drouot in Paris

Auction House Drouot in Paris

Auction House Drouot in Paris

Auction House Drouot in Paris

The Europe Tour in October starts soon.
It’s a typical fine day today in Autumn in Paris.
I am looking forward to seeing you somewhere.
 
“Arts du Japon”— Paris/France
09/10 Performance: 16:30 at Drouot
10/10 Auction: 14:00 at Drouot
Information
 
“One Continuous Motion”— London /U.K.
13/10 Performance: 15:30 at Japan House London
Information 
 
“Four Seasons”— Lyon/France
22/10-24/10 Exhibition: at La Mairie du 6ème
23/10 Performance: 19:00 at La Mairie du 6ème
Information
 
“Calligraphies Sonores”— Lille/France
27/10 Performance: 19:00 at Villa Cavrois
Information
 
“Calligraphies Sonores”— Gent/Belgium
28/10 Performance: 20:00 at MIRY Concertzaal
Information


The Europe Tour starts soon.

It’s my pleasure to inform about the performance in London on October 13th.
The performance will be preceded by a screening of a specially selected extract from the calligraphy documentary ‘Traces of the Soul’, and will be followed by a short talk by Nakajima and audience Q&A.
Japan House is the new cultural home of Japan in London which opened in June 2018. Located on London’s Kensington High Street, it presents the very best of Japanese art, design, gastronomy, innovation, and technology.
I appreciate Mr. Martin Cooper (The film director of “Traces Of The Soul”) and Ms. Sakiko Nishihara(Creative Concierge) realizing this event. This is the first appearance in the U.K. for me. I am looking forward to seeing you.
 
One Continuous Motion
Contemporary Calligraphy Performance and Talk by NAKAJIMA Hiroyuki
 
Saturday, October 13th
15:30–16:30
Japan House London
101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
 
Web Site:JAPAN HOUSE LONDION 
 


Performance in London Photo: Dana de Luca
Photo: Dana de Luca

In October 10th, four pieces of my works are put up for sale in the auction “Drouot” in Paris. I also show performance in the venue on the 9th. I’m looking forward to seeing you.
 
“TESSIER SARROU – Arts du Japon”
 
October 9: Performance by Hiroyuki Nakajima
October 8, 9,10: Exhibition for the public
October 10: Auction
 
Hôtel Drouot
9, rue Drouot, 75009 Paris, France
 
Web Site:Drouot 
Web Site:Auctioned Works
Web Site:Catalog
 
In this year of 2018, when cultural attention is focused on Japan on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and Japan, the auction house Tessier Sarrou is also involved in this effervescence by proposing a sale dedicated to the art of Japan on October 10th. The core of the sale, containing 120 works, comes from a French private collection, mainly composed in the 1970s and 1980s.


Auction & Performance in Paris

Auction & Performance in Paris

Auction & Performance in Paris

The day after the performance in Lille in France, I perform in MIRY Concertzaal in Belgium on October 28th. I look forward to seeing you.
 
Jan Michiels, Vincenzo Casale & Hiroyuki Nakajima
—CALLIGRAPHIES SONORES—
 
at 20:00 on 28th October
MIRY Concertzaal
Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Web/ MIRY Concertzaal: https://www.miryconcertzaal.be
 
Vincenzo Casale: historical clarinet
Jan Michiels: pleyel piano1898
Hiroyuki Nakajima: calligraphy
 
Program:
Claude Debussy
– Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fût (1907)
– Pagodes (1903)
– Petit Pièce (1910)
– Première Rhapsody (1910)
Alban Berg
– Vier Stücke für Klarinette und Klavier (1913)
Francois Rasse
– Lied (1921)
Michel Lysight
– Tanka (2016)
György Kurtág
– In nomine all’ongharese (2001)
– Passio sine nomine (2015)
– Couple égyptien en route vers l’inconnu (2013)
 
If for Paul Klee, the line is a point that has gone for a walk, the walk of a brush in calligraphy could be a sensory journey beyond the boundaries of the image itself.
Can we translate a sound into calligraphy and vice versa?
Japanese calligraphy has influenced and continues to influence Western art, from music to painting and many other arts forms.
The technicity and immediacy of the gesture of writing makes it an art that comes close to the creative and performative gesture of musicians.
The performance will present a program that combines the Japanese calligraphy with a music program dedicated to the composers who have been most inspired by this art, with a special focus on György Kurtág.


Performance in Belgium MIRY Concertzaal/Ghent, Belgium
MIRY Concertzaal/Ghent, Belgium

It’s my pleasure to inform about Festival ARTONOV in 2018.
This festival is the bridge that brings visual arts, performing arts, space arts and music together. Its fourth edition takes place in Brussels and Lille in October. I perform with musicians in the historical monument, Villa Cavrois in Lille in France on October 27th.
 
“Calligraphies Sonores”
Hiroyuki Nakajima, calligraphy
Vincenzo Casale, historical clarinet
Jan Michiels, piano Bechstein 1890
Antoine Pecqueur, texts
 
You can see the complete program and participating artists on the website.
Program: http://festival-artonov.eu/en/programme-2018/
Artists: http://festival-artonov.eu/en/artists-bio/


Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018 Japanese calligraphy has influenced and continues to influence Western art, from music to painting and many other arts forms. It takes many years of practice to master Japanese calligraphy, and the immediacy of the gesture of writing makes it an art where the creative and performative gesture is very close. Western music and some musical instruments such as the bass clarinet from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, in the Japanese period, seem to be inspired by this art thanks to their design and the immanence of their artistic form. The sound which sometimes seems to have a more crude gesture than that of calligraphy, on the other hand has a preparation and a similar mastery.  If for Paul Klee, the line is a point that has gone for a walk, the walk of a brush in calligraphy could be a sensory journey beyond the boundaries of the image itself. Can we translate a sound into calligraphy and vice versa? The performance at Villa Cavrois will present a program which combines the calligraphic and musical gesture with the architecture of Robert Mallet-Stevens as part of the performance ritual. If architecture is defined as mute music by Goethe, then the architecture will be sculpted here as a sound calligraphy.
Japanese calligraphy has influenced and continues to influence Western art, from music to painting and many other arts forms. It takes many years of practice to master Japanese calligraphy, and the immediacy of the gesture of writing makes it an art where the creative and performative gesture is very close. Western music and some musical instruments such as the bass clarinet from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, in the Japanese period, seem to be inspired by this art thanks to their design and the immanence of their artistic form. The sound which sometimes seems to have a more crude gesture than that of calligraphy, on the other hand has a preparation and a similar mastery. If for Paul Klee, the line is a point that has gone for a walk, the walk of a brush in calligraphy could be a sensory journey beyond the boundaries of the image itself. Can we translate a sound into calligraphy and vice versa? The performance at Villa Cavrois will present a program which combines the calligraphic and musical gesture with the architecture of Robert Mallet-Stevens as part of the performance ritual. If architecture is defined as mute music by Goethe, then the architecture will be sculpted here as a sound calligraphy.

I uploaded the video “LIFE/生” which was shown in Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery in Paris in February.
 
“LIFE/生” 2018
From the 2018 documentary feature film :
‘Traces of the Soul’
Direction: Martin Cooper
 

 


“Traces Of The Soul” Official Trailer
 
I’m pleased to inform that the documentary film of calligraphy “Traces Of The Soul” has its World Premiere at Asolo Art Film Festival in Italy on June 7th and 10th.
Unlike digital communication, handwriting carries something beyond literal meaning, something of the soul. Through the eyes of twelve international artists “Traces of the soul” explores the world of contemporary calligraphy and why it is an increasingly relevant art form in this digital age.
 
We send over 22 billion digital messages a day
2.4 million emails every second.
In this age of instant communication,
has something been lost?
www.tracesofthesoul.com
 
Asolo Art Film Festival dedicated to art cinema was born from a rib of the Venice Biennale. In 1994, the documentary film of Yu-Ichi Inoue, the world wide Japanese calligrapher won the Grand Prix at this festival.
http://www.asoloartfilmfestival.com/en/
 
Featured Artists:
el Seed
Jake Weidmann
Ghalamdar
Koji Kakinuma
Dia Batal
Zhao Yizhou
Hiroyuki Nakajima
Soraya Syed
Paul Antonio
Shinzan Miyamae
Karl “KOBE” O’Brien
Shoho Teramoto
 
Director/Producer/Editor – Martin Cooper
Director Of Photography/Producer/Assistant Editor – Adrian “Uchujin” Storey
Tam Solo – Art Director/Producer
Ku Sharma – Producer
 


“Traces Of The Soul”

My artworks are presented on “Artsy”, which is the online platform for modern and contemporary art. “Artsy” features the world’s leading galleries, museums, foundations, artist estates, art fairs and auctions, all in one place. There are currently over 500,000 works available for sale, provided by galleries, museums and institutions from around the world. Please visit to the page of Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery on “Artsy” to see me.
 
Artsy/Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery


My artworks on Artsy Flower, 2017 Chinese ink on paper 115 × 140 cm
Flower, 2017 Chinese ink on paper 115 × 140 cm

“Anne’s Magazine” featured me and my work in the third issue 2018.
This magazine is based on the design world of architecture, fashion and design, created to inspire others. It is an E-Magazine available in the App available on App Store and Google Play “Anne’s Magazine”. The third issue is based on the design world of Japan.
If you are interested in the contents, please download the App to read all the latest issues on smartphones, tablet devices and so on.
 
Web: Anne’s Magazine


“Anne’s Magazine”

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