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Part of Japan Now North

Japan Now North at Millennium Gallery: David Peace, Yurie Nagashima and more

Wednesday, 20 February
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Millennium Gallery
(followed by exhibition opening at Bloc Projects)

An evening of discussions around Japan in literature and visual art, this special event features Yorkshire-born and Tokyo-based novelist David Peace and a number of visual artists participating in a group exhibition at Sheffield’s Bloc Projects.

5:30pm A View of the City: David Peace in conversation with the University of Sheffield’s Jamie Coates
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2003, Yorkshire-born writer David Peace has made Tokyo his home since 1994. In recent years, his writing has shifted to address his new home in Japan, with a trilogy of detective novels set in early postwar Japan and the recently released Patient X, which explores early 20th century Japanese history through the figure of writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.

6:45pm Out of Bounds: Contemporary Art from Japan
Boundaries delimit edges of communities and norms beyond which can lie transgression. This group exhibition of contemporary artists from Japan, presented as part of Japan Now North, pushes at the boundaries of form and identity, challenging contemporary art practice, generic constraints, and social expectations, including what British audiences may expect from women artists from Japan. Featuring Yurie Nagashima, Risa Tsunegi and Louise Rouse, in conversation with Suzanne Mooney.



8:00pm - 9:00pm - Out of Bounds exhibition opening at Bloc Projects



JAPAN NOW NORTH
is a week of activities celebrating the art, culture, literature and film of Japan. Now entering our second year, we are holding events across Sheffield, home of one of Europe's leading academic centres on Japan. Highlights this year include a specially commissioned exhibition curated by Suzanne Mooney, exploring themes of gender and art publishing and featuring artists Yurie Nagashima, Risa Tsunegi, Louise Rouse and Rie Iwatake. Hear from leading novelists David Peace and Yu Miri and manga translator Jocelyne Allen. The programme also features a screening and Q&A with independent documentary filmmaker Hikaru Toda who will talk about her award-winning film Of Love and Law.

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