Exhibition Journal

From the Japan House São Paulo

Photo by Thiago Minoru
Photo by Thiago Minoru

Ever since its inauguration, Japan House São Paulo has been serving as a window to contemporary Japanese culture, dedicated to sharing some of the wonderful aspects of Japan: a society built on a foundation of kindness, perseverance, and mutual support; a nation where creativity and boldness coexist harmoniously within its beautiful traditions; a nation that has deep respect for nature and its cycles; of silence and sound, of calm and vibrance, of light and shadow. 

Having upheld these values through our activities, it was a great honor for us at the Japan House São Paulo to be able to host this exhibition organized by the Window Research Institute. Through the exhibition that featured windows of artisanal spaces, windows of contemporary houses, refined architecture and concepts, humorous window-themed manga, we were able to share the fruits of the institute’s research activities from the past decade both physically and virtually with people in Brazil and beyond. 

The side activities program that was developed during the exhibition contributed to furthering the knowledge from the general public. As an example of it, Japan House São Paulo organized a talk between researchers in Brazil and Japan, stimulating the exchange of ideas between these two countries. We believe it was a unique experience.

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Natasha Barzaghi Geenen Cultural Director, Japan House São Paulo

International Relations Advisor of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo from 2008 to 2017. Coordinated various exhibitions as part of the Year of France in Brazil in 2009. Worked with the Centre Pompidou from 2007 to 2008 on a project to establish a new French cultural institution in Latin America. Graduated from the School of Arts at the Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). Completed a graduate program in cultural mediation of art at the Université de Provence and an MBA in cultural asset management at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).