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The Way of Washi Tales: Conversation + Book Launch

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Cover of the book "The Way of Washi Tales" featuring a silhouette of fingers resting against an opaque textured paper. As part of the current Washitales exhibition, renowned visual artist Kyoko Ibe joins in conversation with Lecturer in Visual Arts Daniel Heyman about her work along with the celebratory launch of a new book, The Way of Washi Tales, which documents Ibe’s collaborations with director and dramaturg Elise Thoron.

Washitales presents the work of Ibe in conjunction with the Lewis Center’s theatrical presentation of Felon: An American Washi Tale by Reginald Dwayne Betts. The set for Felon has been designed and created by Ibe and includes kites constructed of paper (washi) made from the clothes of men who Betts met in prison. “Washi” is traditional Japanese handmade paper. The exhibition includes work related to the theatrical set and other works by Ibe using handmade paper.


Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts Complex
122 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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