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Installation by Yuriko Yamamoto

Foreign Affairs is the official blog site where you can keep updated on the latest news for the  art exhibit “Foreign Affairs”, opening September 8th and running through October 7th, 2013.  Five artists from Japan will travel to Western Massachusetts to share their photography and installation art at the Hampden Gallery located at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  These five artists:  Izuru Mizutani, Masahiro Amano, Yoshiaki Kita, TANJC and Yuriko Yamamoto also make up the group called Project NoA (Neuron of Artists) -

“Project NoA is an organization based in Japan, dedicated to curating exhibitions and assisting in creating a network between artists and arts-related people. Established in April 2008, Project NoA has organized exhibitions, seminars, and artist-in-residence programs, and aims to create an international platform for artistic activity.”

“Midialo (Rabari)” by Yoshiaki Kita

Collectively these artists have exhibited internationally including The National Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, France; P.S. 1, NY; Art Basel, Switzerland; Art Basel, NY; Grand Palais Museum, Paris, France; The Museum of Modern Art, Mito, Japan; and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea.

The goals of “Foreign Affairs” are three fold:  First, to exhibit these five great artists from Japan.  Second, to introduce the University and surrounding communities to Project NoA.  And last, through scheduled talks, visits, and other programs, opportunities for an international networking platform will be provided, both for American and Japanese artist and curators.

Sincerely,

Chris Nelson

Curator

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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