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“Four Seasons” Lyon/FRANCET
Oct.22nd–24th
La Mairie du 6ème in Lyon, France


“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

“Four Seasons” Lyon / FRANCE

The day after the performance in Lille in France, I performed in MIRY Concertzaal in Belgium on October 28th. This was my last event in the tour in Europe. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to audiences, artists and stuff. Thank you very much.
 
Jan Michiels, Vincenzo Casale & Hiroyuki Nakajima
—CALLIGRAPHIES SONORES—
MIRY Concertzaal
Biezekapelstraat 9, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Web Site:MIRY Concertzaal
 
Vincenzo Casale: historical clarinet
Jan Michiels: pleyel piano1898
Hiroyuki Nakajima: calligraphy
 
pieces of music:
György Kurtág, Couple égyptien en route vers l’inconnu
Claude Debussy, Première Rhapsody


Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

Performance in Gent / Belgium

The fourth event in my tour in Europe, Festival ARTONOV is the bridge that brings visual arts, performing arts, space arts and music together. Its fourth edition took place in Brussels and Lille in October. I performed with musicians in the historical monument, Villa Cavrois in Lille in France on October 27th.
Villa Cavrois is a large modernist historical mansion built in 1932 by French architect Robert Mallet-Stevens for Paul Cavrois, an industrialist in the textile industry. The French Ministry of Culture purchased the building in 2001 and in 2004, restoration work was commenced. The villa opened to the public in 2015.

“Calligraphies Sonores”
Hiroyuki Nakajima, calligraphy
Vincenzo Casale, historical clarinet
Jan Michiels, piano Bechstein 1890
Antoine Pecqueur, texts
Web Site:Program
Web Site:Villa Cavrois

We have been putting too much importance to the brain, rather than the body. The brain orders the body as if it were a tool of the brain. Art is not something to appreciate it hung on a wall, but rather something to have an experience as a kind of happening. The greatest object of art is to convey the meaning of the moment when we are living here now, through the body.
—Masashi Miura

All of photos are taken by Dyod.be.
Web Site:©Dyod.be


Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

Festival ARTONOV 2018

I’m very pleased to announce that “Traces Of The Soul” won the 1st Prize in the art film category in THE ALEXANDRE TRAUNER ART / FILM FESTIVAL in Hungary. “Traces Of The Soul” is a feature documentary about 12 contemporary calligraphers from around the world, their work and their relationship to the written word in the age of digital communication.
The film directer Martin Cooper and Adrian Storey, congratulations! I’m happy for their award as if it were my own self.
 
Web Site: Alexandre Trauner Art/Film Festival
Web Site: Traces Of The Soul


“The Traces Of The Soul” was awarded!

October 21st, I visited the convent, “La Tourette” by Le Corbusier near Lyon. Last year Mr. Marc Chauveau in this convent bought my work “LIFE” series in the art fair in Paris. It was my great surprise and pleasure to see him at the first time here, in spite of a sudden visit to La Tourette without any appointment. I’m very honored to see my “LIFE” series is decorated in his bed room in “La Tourette”. He is working as an art curator here and organizing an exhibition of contemporary art in dialogue with Le Corbusier’s architectural work. My works were decorated in his bed room.
 
Web Site:Couvent De La Tourette


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
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