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Volcano Lovers


Please Support the Volcano Lovers Exhibition

The exhibition “Volcano Lovers – From Iceland and Japan” is a non-profit art exhibition jointly-curated by Birta Guðjónsdóttir from Iceland and Shinya Watanabe from Japan. This exhibition has been made possible by the generous contributions from the exhibition’s committee members and its supporters.

The history of cultural exchange between Iceland and Japan is relatively new. In light of this fact, it is sincerely hoped that the success of Volcano Lovers exhibition will help deepen a mutual understanding among two countries sharing many similarities, and thus encourage greater cultural exchange between them.

Centered upon the critical notion of cultural exchange, this art exhibition features a variety of artworks from two distinct countries bordering the eastern and western perimeters of Eurasia. The ambitious nature of the project has generated significant logistical costs, including transportation and shipping expenses, among others. Currently, the exhibition is preparing for its New York premier and arrangements for its showing in Japan and Iceland are under way. It is at this crucial stage in the exhibition development in which difficulties with raising adequate funds have arisen.

The two curators would like to express their sincere appreciation for the generous consideration of donating to the exhibition, by those who understand and appreciate its mission. Donation amounts begin at $100 USD or its equivalent. Your support is critical to the success of this exhibit, and your charitable gifts are greatly appreciated.

Donations to the Volcano Lovers exhibit can be made online via Paypal. Please click the “Donation” button below to make your contribution. Once the page loads, please enter in the amount of your contribution and click “Continue.” Donations can be also be made using a credit card, without having to create an account with Paypal.

For direct donations via check, please send your contribution using the following the account information:

Waseda Branch, Branch #: 068
Checking Account #: 2221720
Name of the account: Volcano Lovers Jikkou Iinkai (Volcano Lovers Exhibition Committee)
Chair: Shinya Watanabe

In return for your generosity, it would be an honor to print your name on the exhibition catalogues (upon request). For corporate sponsors, advertisements of your company will be listed in our printed materials and the exhibition Web site.

If you have any questions regarding this project, its funding, or the appearance of your personal or company name in the catalogue, please contact us via e-mail to: info@volcanolovers.net.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for your generous support.

Sincerely yours,

Birta Guðjónsdóttir & Shinya Watanabe