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Ryoji Ikeda and Walter Jule: Threshold

The Japan Foundation, Toronto proudly presents Threshold, an exhibition featuring the artwork of Ryoji Ikeda and Walter Jule, two pioneers in the field of printmaking and photography. From Tokyo, Japan and Alberta, Canada respectively, Ikeda and Jule are uniquely compatible. A glance at these artists’ chronologies reveals their mutual integration of innovative printmaking processes in conjunction with traditional Japanese techniques.


The 37 black-and-white photographs of Aurelio Amendola capture in unexpected ways the sensuality and tragic force emanating from the statues carved by Michelangelo. His lens seems to coincide and overlap with the sculptor’s eye at the moment of observing the different angles of the marble surface. From the Dying Slave of the Louvre, to the statues of Sagrestia Nuova of San Lorenzo, to the Pietà Rondanini of Milano, to the Crouching Boy of St.

Japanese Design Today 100

The exhibition Japanese Design Today 100 was first organized in 2004 and has been touring the world for the last ten years. This is a newly organized version of the same exhibition, featuring 100 of the finest examples of Japanese design with a focus on everyday products. It combines superbly designed products of recent years with a group of modern designs from the 1950s through the 1990s that had a significant influence on the design of today.


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