COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS: TEN YEARS ON IN TŌHOKU
Curated by Emily Wakeling
Presented by Metro Arts
This exhibition of contemporary Japanese art observes 10 years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese artists Lieko Shiga, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Masahiro Hasunuma, Kyun-chome, Masaharu Satō, Natsumi Satō and Haruka Komori, along with Japanese-Australian artists Chaco Katō and Mayu Kanamori, address and record the physical and social impacts of major loss on what could be described as ‘compassionate grounds’. This term is commonly heard in pandemic times when discussing exceptions for those suffering, but in this case is an artistic reference to the fraught relationship many disaster survivors have with their lost or unrecognisable lands and homes.
Join us for a curator’s tour of the exhibition Saturday 21 August. This will be followed by a free film screening in the Metro Arts Studios. Visit our website closer to the event for further information and to register.
CURATOR TALK WITH EMILY WAKELING
+ FREE FILM SCREENING
Join us for a curator’s tour of the exhibition Saturday 21 August. This will be followed by a free film screening in the Metro Arts Studios. >> Find our more and register for the screening here.
Mon 9 – Sat 28 Aug, 2021
Curator’s Tour + Film Screening:
3pm, Sat 21 Aug | FREE
Find out more / Register
Mon 9 – Thu 12 Aug 8am – 4.30pm
Fri 13 Aug 8am – 3pm
Sat 14 Aug 10am – 6pm
Sun 15 Aug CLOSED
Mon 16 – Fri 20 Aug 8am – 4.30pm
Sat 21 Aug 10am – 6pm (Curator Tour / Screening)
Sun 22 Aug CLOSED
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Aug 8am – 4.30pm
Sat 28 Aug 10am – 6pm
Gallery One + Gallery Two + Window Gallery
Metro Arts, West End
Image credit: Calling (Japanese version) by Masaharu Satō, 2014. © Estate of Masaharu Satō. Courtesy of Mihoko Ogaki, imura gallery and KEN NAKAHASHI Gallery.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, plus support from Bus Projects and Metro Arts.
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