Join us for the festive opening of our first 2020 exhibition: Stories from Kameoka by Philo Ouweleen!
Philo is a Japanologist who captures her fascination with Japan in research, writing and paintings. The project Stories from Kameoka originated during an artist in residency program in Kameoka, a small Japanese city, 30 minutes away from Kyoto. The project consists of painted and written portraits of Kamejin —people from Kameoka—, and landscape paintings that illustrate the modern-day charms and challenges many small Japanese cities face.
Stories from Kameoka is an intimate and loving portrait of daily Japanese life. While staying in Kameoka, Philo discovered the beauty of the (extra)ordinary. A place that seemed to be considered as ‘nothing special’, was in fact a rich and meaningful city full of culture and tradition. With Stories from Kameoka, Philo paints an image of Japan that moves away from the iconic highlights that often prevail in the presentation of contemporary Japan.
19:30 Doors open
19:50 Artist talk Philo and book launch
20:05 Taiko performance with Jim Gubbels and Lars Meekens
20:15 Drinks + visit expo
Stories from Kameoka will be on display from 9 January until 20 February. VOX-POP is open Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 17.00 and during events. Access is always free.
The exhibition is also accompanied by a side program:
13-1 Filmscreening Kamejin
22-1 Pecha Kucha Japan Evening
Find out more about Philo and her work at www.philoouweleen.com.