South Terminal Gallery
Mia galleries

Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Miami International Airport
Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs

The City of Tokyo in Five Chapters

South Terminal International Arrivals Lobby, 3rd level
Opens August 24, 2016

TOKYO-GA originated as an internal response to the devastating natural disasters that occurred in Japan in 2011. Launched in 2011, the TOKYO-GA project aims to gather a portfolio of photographs of Tokyo by Japanese and international photographers as a sign of commitment to Japan and its future.  This exhibition consisting of 49 images from 24 contemporary photographers is organized according to five themes: Invisible Existence, Ensemble C’est Tout, Fragments of Life, Texture of Mind and Human Scale - presenting an overview of the architecture of the Japanese capital, its street photography, its contemporary styles and its way of mind, revealing the complexity and the contrast between tradition and modernity of the country.  

TOKYO-GA at Miami International Airport (MIA) is the first exhibition devoted to Japanese culture at MIA and a wonderful occasion to further understanding and recognition of Japanese culture in not only the South Florida community, but to world-wide regions served by MIA. 

Participating artists: Navid Baraty, James Whitlow Delano, Renato D’Agostin, Michel Frapier, Naoki Honjo, Taishi Hirokawa, Gentaro Ishizuka, Junpei Kato, Haruna Kawanishi, Yasutaka Kojima, Ilse Leenders, Edward Levinson, Christopher Morris, Mitsugu Ohnishi, Koji Onaka, Takehito Sato, Tatsuya Shimohira, Vincent Soulié, Jérémie Souteyrat, Masayoshi Sukita, Takeshi Sumi, Yukinori Tokoro, Michael Wolf, Masami Yamamoto, and Hiroshi Yoda.


Bel Kongo:
Beauty, Power, Identity

South Terminal Gallery, 4th Floor, Mezzanine

Young artists from the Miami Bridge Youth Crisis Shelters , the Gang Alternatives program, and North Miami Public Library express their beauty and power in works inspired by Haitian carnival, from the papier mâché masks of Jakmel to songs sung to the Haitian kongo rhythm, in collaboration with Miami-based artists such as painter Daleus and master drummer Catelus “Ton Ton” Laguerre.  The exhibition is part of the Carnival Arts, an arts education program inspired by the carnival traditions of the Caribbean and Latin American.
Carnival Arts is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; by the Barry University School of Professional and Career Education and the Barry University Center for Community Service Initiatives; by Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services, Inc.; and by the City of North Miami, the North Miami Public Library, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; the Cathedral of St. Mary and the Cathedral of St. Mary School; Gang Alternative; Thomas Jefferson Middle School; PACE Center for Girls, Miami; and North Miami Public Library.