Laura Liverani Exhibition

Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo

poster for Laura Liverani Exhibition

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The Ainu people inhabit the northern part of the Japanese archipelago and have fostered their own unique culture in the severe natural environment there. Although the origins are not yet fully understood, there are well known rituals such as Iyomante, where the spirits of killed bears are “sent back,” and customs such mouth tattoos for women that are associated with the Ainu.

44 works will be presented in this solo exhibition by photographer Laura Liverani, who has spent time photographing present day Ainu people in their native land. Liverani interrogates the meaning of identity in contemporary Japanese society through photography, while she also explores the sense of belonging to a community, such as that of the Ainu, the dual path of preservation and reinvention of culture, and the recovery of language and vindication of rights.

*A video work by collective Lunch Bee House, comprised of Liverani, Neo Sora and Valy Thorsteindottir, will also screen in the gallery.

*Liverani will be present at the gallery from Mar. 11-16 from 16:00-18:00.



from 3月 03, 2017 at 11:00 to 3月 18, 2017 at 18:00
Exhibition Hours: 11:00-18:00. Closed on Sundays.


Laura Liverani



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