Cultured: This Week in Culture: August 28–September 3

August 28, 2023

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“Kagetora’s dream in the time of Sakoku.  (Reds and Blues). Part 1” by Umar Rashid

Where: Blum & Poe Tokyo

When: September 2–October 14, 2023

Why It’s Worth a Look: This exhibition continues Umar Rashid’s historical fiction retelling of the Frenglish Empire, 1648–1880, a project spanning 17 years of his life. Here, the artist recounts the story of the Order of the Kirin, setting his tale in Japan, and making reference to events that occurred in the country’s Sakoku period.

Know Before You Go: Rashid has described the ending of this chapter in his saga as “a hardcore Monty Python.”

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