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 OUT OF BOUNDS, a group exhibition at Bloc Projects.
5:30pm – A View of the City: David Peace in conversation with the University of Sheffield’s Mark Pendleton
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 releasedPatient 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 curator Suzanne Mooney.
This event is part of Japan Now North, a week of activities celebrating the art, culture, literature and film of Japan.