Sebastian Masuda holds his first overseas art performance in Amsterdam!

15.November.2017 | FASHION / SPOT

Artist and art director Sebastian Masuda has announced an art performance titled ESCAPE FROM ANONYMOUS(E) -Improv Orchestra for the World- to be showcased in Amsterdam where he currently resides on November 18th.

 

Masuda is currently active around the world as a cultural ambassador for the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. Cultural ambassadors are artists, cultural figures and so on selected by the agency to work on promoting Japanese culture to the rest of the world and forming and strengthening networks with other cultural figures overseas.

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Amsterdam is the first city for Sebastian Masuda to visit in his work as a cultural ambassador. Masuda is staying at the NDSM shipyard, one of Amsterdam’s leading locations for publicizing art and culture, where he will showcase his project. This special 1-day event will bring together current artists, actors, general participants and more.

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The theme for his art performance is “Escape From Anonymous(e)” and will take place alongside a canal in a large open area. Expect to see actors and actresses wearing mouse masks, musicians performing songs that coincide with the story, colourful costumes,  spectators wearing white masks and an impromptu orchestra. This will be Masuda’s first overseas art performance and a return to his roots as a man who started his in theatre and performing arts overseas in the 90s.

 

Sebastian Masuda’s next stop after Amsterdam will involve workshops for his “TIME AFTER TIME CAPSULE” lecture and art project on Harajuku kawaii culture which will be held across South Africa, Angola, Brazil, Bolivia and more. He will subsequently head to New York University as a visiting researcher for 3 months in January 2018 to lecture about Japanese pop culture.

 

Masuda’s talent is also spilling into other areas such as his new high fashion brand collection “6-D Sebastian Masuda” and his involvement with The Doraemon Exhibition Tokyo 2017″ currently running at the Mori Art Museum.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Japan’s leader of kawaii culture coming to a city near you.

 

■Information

ESCAPE FROM ANONYMOUS(E) -Improv Orchestra for the World-
Date: Saturday Nov. 18, 2017
Participant Workshop: 12:00-16:00
Performance: OPEN 16:00 / START 16:30
Location: NDSM (Tt. Neveritaweg 61, 1033 WB Amsterdam, Nederland)
Full Details: https://sebas-art.tumblr.com/
*For footage covering the making-of the art project, check out Sebastian Masuda’s Twitter (https://twitter.com/sebastea) and look for the hashtag #オランダ滞在記 (“Holland Diary”).

 

Sebastian Masuda Official Website: http://m-sebas.asobisystem.com

 

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