The Way of Washi Tales: Conversation + Book Launch

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:00 pm7:30 pm



Event Description

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.

The exhibition and conversation are cosponsored by Princeton’s Department of Art & Archaeology.

  • Lewis Arts Center | Program in Theater, Program in Visual Arts
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
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