SHIMURAbros “Evacuation”

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP

poster for SHIMURAbros “Evacuation”
[Image: "Harbor Entrance with Ponton Bridge, Curaçao" Production still from Evacuation (2019)]

This event has ended.

*Due to government precautions regarding COVID-19, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP will temporarily close until April 13th (mon). The current exhibition, SHIMURAbros’ Evacuation, will also conclude as of today, March 31st (tue).
*Due to government precautions regarding COVID-19, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP will be temporarily closed between March 28 (sat) to 30 (mon).

SHIMURAbros is a brother-sister duo consisting of Yuka and Kentaro Shimura. This exhibition comprises a series of images of picturesque seascapes and peaceful townscapes accompanied by a monologue based on interviews with Jewish refugees. Blending various facts, stories, and times into a single audio-visual experience, the work incorporates historical episodes involving Sugihara and the refugees, the drum music of Curaçao, which once prospered as a hub for slave trading, and SHIMURAbros’ own experiences as immigrants in Berlin.

‘Evacuation’ was first exhibited at the Migration: Speaking Nearby exhibition that opened in Gwangju, South Korea in November 2019, and this marks the work’s first showing in Japan. The artists will attend the exhibition opening.



from March 07, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Closed from March 28th - March 30th.

Opening Reception on 2020-03-07 from 16:00 to 18:00





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