The Consulate General of Japan in Hong Kong, in collaboration with Toppan Printing, is presenting this poster exhibition featuring posters of Japanese culture and performing arts. Toppan Printing has produced posters portraying expressions of graphic design and print expressions designed by prominent Japanese contemporary artists.
In addition, some specially curated posters from the “Graphic Trial” and the “Traditional Performing Arts of Japan” series (※), as well as a couple of selected arts and crafts items by Japanese modern and contemporary artists will be displayed at the same time. The exhibition will also feature digital works by the media artist Naoko Tosa as well as various art activities such as lectures and demonstrations on craft arts, flower arrangements, tea ceremony, music performances and so on to be held at designated times.
(※) “Graphic Trial” is an experimental attempt that deeply examines the relationship between graphic design and printed expression, seeking out new expressions through experiments in which creators actively challenge printing expressions. “Traditional Performing Arts of Japan” is a series of posters designed in 1981 and 2017 to commemorate the launch of performing arts collaboration between UCLA and Waseda Universities.