Five very interesting events, several co-sponsored by New York-Tokyo, are coming to Asia Society starting tomorrow, September 9th, 2010:
ART: ASIA SOCIETY MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Yoshitomo Nara is one of the leading artists of Japan's influential Neo Pop art since the 1990s. Asia Society presents his first major New York exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool (September 9, 2010-January 2, 2011) featuring more than one hundred works. More info here.
DESIGN: SEPT. 9th - Asia Society Fall 2010 program co-presented with New York -Tokyo
Fashionable trends on the streets of Tokyo have inspired many across the globe. For the New York Fashion Week, TOKYO! LOOK! highlights some of the latest styles and their cultural significance with a talk panel by Yuniya Kawamura (Professor of Sociology, F.I.T.), Dan Bailey (Co-founder, TOKYODANDY) and others. The panel will be followed by a party featuring fashion showcase by CANDY, with live music, photo collections, and happy hour. We have a special promo code for our readers. Use discount code "asia725" to buy tickets at Asia Society member rate ($10) online. More info here.
MUSIC: SEPT. 25th - Asia Society Fall 2010 program co-presented with New York -Tokyo
The Japanese all-women trio Shonen Knife has built a solid worldwide following with their Ramones meets the Beatles brand of sticky-sweet punk-pop. Shonen Knife will be performing a unique concert at the Asia Society in conjunction with and inspired by Yoshitomo Nara art exhibition. (Their album "Happy Hour" art is by Nara). More info here.
GAMING: OCT. 9th - Asia Society Fall 2010 program co-presented with New York -Tokyo
Celebrating the upcoming launch of CAPCOM's CAPCOM® SENGOKU BASARA™ SAMURAI HEROES on PlayStation®3 and Wii®, NYT will host a special hands-on event three days prior to its street release. Enjoy the game's new features, gift prizes, and also the great atmosphere at Asia Society Museum! More here. (Admission is free, but you must R.S.V.P. This link takes you to a web page with info about all the events. Scroll down to the Game section to fill out and submit the R.S.V.P. form.)
FILM: OCT. 29 - Asia Society Fall 2010 program co-presented with New York -Tokyo
Tokyo's reputation as a media saturated hub for global information and cutting edge innovation makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture. "Live from Tokyo" is a documentary by Lewis Rapkin that takes the viewer through the back streets and alleys of Tokyo to explore the innovative musicians who create this multi-faceted artistic culture. More info here.