Nagoya Culture Promotion Unit – Bilateral Visual Art Exhibition: Nagoya x Penang

The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur (JFKL) together with Minatomachi Art Table, Nagoya (MAT), SEASUNS and JOINT COMMITTEE OF PORT TOWN is organising an exhibition titled “Nagoya Culture Promotion Unit”, a bilateral visual art exhibition between Nagoya and Penang.

Due to the pandemic that has impeded movement globally, an online collaboration project is organised to showcase the interaction between artists and cities as well as an exhibition to display the outcome. We have brought together Penang Island, with its history of having developed as a free trade port, and Nagoya Port, which continues to thrive on trade, with the participation of 7 sets of artists from these 2 regions. Nagoya Culture Promotion Unit (NCPU) has been established in the 2 cities, and artworks resulting from joint research by the artists on the theme of Nagoya will be presented concurrently in Nagoya and Georgetown.

Curated by Hoo Fan Chon, the NCPU Penang branch’s participating artists are Forrest Wong, Tetriana Ahmed Fauzi and Hoo Fan Chon himself. The exhibition will be happening from 20 February to 7 March at 29, Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, Penang.

Concurrently, the Nagoya headquarter exhibition is happening from 16 February to 13 March at Minatomachi POTLUCK BUILDING, Nagoya, Japan.

Stay tuned for updates on online events such as virtual tours, remote cooking, artists talks and many more. Visit NCPU’s official Facebook page and JFKL’s website for more information.


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