I don’t usually post Osaka-related event info — I am a Tokyo Boy after all — but hey, time to show my patriotic colors!
Contemporary Canadian Video Collection
*dateï¼šFriday, 5th to 28th May [open: Thursdays to Sundays] 15:00ï½ž21:00
*Artist talks:ã€€Saturday, 6th and 27th May 15:00ï½ž
*Guestï¼šTanya Read(6th)ï¼ Matthew Evans(6th)ï¼Maura Doyle(6th)ï¼Shinobu Akimoto (6th/27th)
*Exhibiting artistsï¼šEmily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby)ï¼Matthew Evansï¼G. L. N. (Maura Doyle & Tony Romano)ï¼Jean-Paul Kellyï¼Sandy Plotnikoffï¼Tanya Readï¼Shinobu Akimoto
Artist pick up, this time, introduces Canadian artists selected by Shinobu Akimoto, an artist working both in Canada and Japan. Canada has been producing many of artists, video art organizations, artist-run spaces, and internaitonal festivals under the national support since the1970s. Akimoto selects 7 group of artists who incorporate art into life or life into art, in order to live better, and by choice or not by, adopt a do-it-yourself strategy. In addition to the exhibition and artist talks by 4 artists, Akimoto gives a talk about Canadian Contemporary art scene, influences of social, and cultural environments and system as well as an alternative space, Mercer Union, where she belongs to as a board member. Remo redefines moving image as a â€œtransportâ€ for various information and values, and promotes events that cultivate a new communication tool from daily life to the field of art, which is relevant to the 21st century.
Artist pick up focuses on moving image in the contemporary art field, and introduces new representations beyond the conventional grammar of moving image. We aim to create the platform to consider the diversities and potentials pf video expressions through screenings, installations in the space maximally exploited.
remo [reccord, expression and medium- organization]
4th floor Festival Gate
Osaka city subway Midosuji/Sakaisuji Line [Dobutsuen-mae] sta. Exit 5
JR East Loop/Yamatoji Line [Shin imamiya] Sta. Exit