Conjuring A Sense of Movement: Japanese Graphic Designers & Sports Posters

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July 15th, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Conjuring A Sense of Movement: Japanese Graphic Designers & Sports Posters
A talk event presented by KITAZAWA Eishi, curator of the Sports Posters Exhibition at the Japan Foundation, Toronto

Saturday, July 15, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (ET) at JFT Event Hall
Doors open 1:30PM
*Please note this event has been extended till 4:00PM

Presented in Japanese with English live-interpretation Admission Free  Registration Required (please scroll down to register)
Masks are strongly recommended and hand sanitizers are available at the door.

Join us in July to welcome curator KITAZAWA Eishi from Japan to present a special talk event about Japanese graphic design and sports posters, in conjunction with our ongoing Japanese Sports Posters Exhibition, which will run until September 2023 at the Japan Foundation, Toronto.

KITAZAWA Eishi is the former curator of the Ginza Graphic Gallery (ggg) and of the DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion. He honed his artistic instincts as a curator while mingling with the likes of YOKOO Tadanori, one of Japan’s leading artists, and such renowned art directors as ISHIOKA Eiko. Ginza Graphic Gallery, where Kitazawa has worked for decades, now enjoys a global reputation as the “Mecca of graphic design.” Kitazawa’s mission is to “point to the direction of new design in anticipating the times” and “pass on graphic design—which developed alongside the cultures of paper and printing—to future generations.”

Kitazawa joined the Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) in April 1980 where he was in charge of planning and making catalogs, calendars and PR magazines at the company’s Creative Design Center (CDC). Since 1990, he has been head curator at ggg while also being committed to the work of DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion since 2008. He has planned and organized more than 300 exhibitions of artists and organizations in Japan and abroad to date.

Read more about KITAZAWA Eishi’s career here.



July 15th, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
July 15th, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Doors Open:
Japanese with English interpretation
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