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|<nettime-ann> Gendai Gallery Presents - The Arts of Togetherness, July 11 - August 23, 2009|
The Arts of Togetherness
Sandee Moore (
by: Milena Placentile (
July 11 – August 23, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, July 11, 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gendai Gallery (during Natsu Matsuri/Summer Festival)
Free workshops: June 28th - July 18, various time and locations.
The Arts of Togetherness is a multifaceted exhibition that gently challenges commonly held assumptions about contemporary art as a cultural practice. Working in collaboration with her chosen artists, guest curator Placentile, offers a project that seeks to bridge differences in familiarity with contemporary art by encouraging audiences of all ages to contemplate different points of view concerning what qualifies as the _expression_ of a community, and what is pertinent to definitions of cultural life.
The featured artists, Moore (new media) and Niwa (performance), will transpose popular traditional and modern Japanese cultural activities such as sentō (traditional bathhouses) and kite-flying, into new contexts in order to explore notions of interpersonal exchange and community, memory and imagination, and the passage of ideas over time. Their use of new and alternative methods and materials will aim to reframe customary cultural activities, thereby underscoring transcendent characteristics and reinvigorating assumptions about the meanings of such practices.
Through the course of this exhibition, audiences will be invited to consider how traditions facilitate interpersonal communication and construct harmonious accord.
are hosting various kite-building workshops in collaboration with many
communities in and around
(Visit http://www.gendaigallery.org for more details.)
In addition, Niwa will team up with FADO Performance Art Centre and 111 Torontonians to create a unique performance-based action and document. All are welcome! Please see below for further details.
Lunchtime with Kites: Thursday, July 9, 12 – 4 p.m. at the
Fashion in the Sky: Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m. till dark at
• Artist talks: Sunday, July 12, 3:30 – 6 p.m. at Gendai Gallery
Nonsense group photo of 111
Contact: Siya Chen
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This exhibition is generously supported by: The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Japan-Canada Fund (a gift to the Canada Council from the Arts from the Government of Japan), Ontario Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Goodwill, FADO Performance Art Centre, and Tani Miki.
Gallery is also pleased to collaborate with
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FADO Performance Art Centre, in partnership with Gendai Gallery, is pleased to present a special FREE one-day workshop/group action with artist, Yoshinori Niwa...
group photo of 111
Date: July 17, 2009
Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
group photo of 111
Join us to take a photo with artist Yoshinori Niwa!
To sign up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is available at http://www.performanceart.ca.
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Gendai Gallery’s mission is to promote excellence in primarily contemporary art and design with a curatorial emphasis on the work by Canadian and International artists of Japanese ancestry and of the larger Asian Community.
Gendai Gallery at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
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