“DISCOVER CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE ART ONLINE”
TORONTO, March 31, 2021 / CNW / – The Japan Foundation is proud to present the exhibition online, 11 stories about distant relationships: contemporary art from Japan, with the aim of promoting new forms of artistic exchange during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Of March 30 to May 5, 2021, discover contemporary art relevant to our time, with new works commissioned by 11 Japanese artists on the theme of “Translating the Distance”, accompanied by texts by the curators.
Faced with COVID-19 containments, many artists Japan and all over the world are using the Internet as a place to showcase their art. People explore and build new relationships based on the assumption that they will be apart. Through the limited-time bilingual website (Japanese / English), this exhibition features works that have been created around various types of ‘distances’, including distances between people, land and people, history and the present, and between physical and virtual spaces.
The 11 participating artists of Japan are ARAKI Yu, HAN Ishu, IIYAMA Yuki, KOIZUMI Meiro, MOHRI Yuko, NOGUCHI Rika, OKUMURA Yuki, SATO Masaharu, SAWA Hiraki, YANAI Shino and YOSHIDA Shinya. The exhibition rethinks “distance” in various media, including video, sound, animation and live broadcasting *.
* MOHRI Yuko’s work is broadcast live from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (EDT) every day during the exhibition period.
Exhibition URL: https://11stories.jpf.go.jp/en/
KIMURA Eriko, Curator, Yokohama Museum of Art and Curatorial Officer of the Yokohama Triennale 2020
KONDO Kenichi, Senior Curator, Mori Art Museum
MASUDA Tomohiro, Curator, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
NOMURA Shino, Senior Curator, Tokyo Opera city art gallery
About the Japan Foundation:
The Japan Foundation is from Japan the only institution dedicated to carrying out comprehensive international cultural exchange programs around the world. Cultivate friendship and bonds between Japan and globally, the Japan Foundation creates global opportunities to foster friendship, trust and mutual understanding through culture, language and dialogue.
SOURCE The Japan Foundation, Toronto
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