Japan Now! A show curated by Hitomi Kammai

A-side B-side Gallery presents:Japan Now! A show curated by Hitomi KammaiSHOW DATES 17th January – 22nd JanuaryPrivate View: Thursday January 17th 6 – 10pmOpening times: 12 – 6pm Thurs – Sun, or by appointment \‘Japan Now!’ will take a look at what the new character of young Japanese is and also what people can learn from a superficially utopian country; having a democratic government social safety and low economic inequality compared to other countries but at the same time being confronted with critical problems of energy population aging and declining birth rates death in solitude or by suicide. Japanese culture is always introduced by stereotyped views such as Sushi Geisha or Manga. Although they are also important part of Japanese culture Japan is a country that is constantly changing and has more originality to offer.  In fact Japan first developed in the Far east by accepting varied issues from foreign countries after World War II.  Also its economic crisis in the 90’s is now often referenced in many countries confronting similar problems.  While it is important to know about Japan in order to understand what is happening in the world Japan is still a little known and misunderstood country. This show looks at the character of the new generation in Japan after a fast economic growth and subsequent crisis and the catastrophic disaster that happened last year; still wealthy and struggling to stay alive in these new circumstances.” Hitomi Kammai Exhibiting artists: Haruko Yamada | Yuki Ioroi | Hitomi Kammai | Madoka Chiba Kaori Fukasawa| Kaoru Ishikawa | Yuko Yama”