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11/01/2022 - 01/22/2023

Kyoko Michishita

Time and Location

November 1– 30, 2022 (Part 1 of Members Viewing)
December 1– 31, 2022 (Part 2 of Members Viewing)
January 12– 22, 2023 (Online Screening)


Collaborative Cataloging Japan (CCJ) are thrilled to partner with curator Jesse Cumming and VTape to present the work of artist, writer, and translator Kyoko Michishita from November through January. With grant support from Japan Foundation New York, CCJ will present English subtitled versions of Michishita’s Video Portraits – Men series in November and December in the Members Monthly Viewing. In January, Jesse Cumming will present an online screening program.

The program begins with four selections from Michishita’s 1982 project Video Portraits – Men, in which she selected and interviewed a number of Japanese cultural figures she identified for their humanity and refutation of machismo. The portraits are followed by a pairing of Michishita’s In My Hometown trilogy and Being Women in Japan: Living with the Ocean, two early documentary works set and shot in Sapporo that engage with questions of family, the environment, and belonging.

November Monthly Members’ Viewing
Video Portraits – Men: Ryoichi Enomoto (1982)
Video Portraits – Men: Issey Miyake (1982)

December Monthly Members’ Viewing
Video Portraits – Men: Maki Ishii (1982)
Video Portraits – Men: Shuntaro Tanikawa (1982)

January Online Screening
In my Hometown I-III (1976) Being Women in Japan: Living with the Ocean (1974)

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture.

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