Go-Betweens - The World Seen Through Children -

Mori Art Museum

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Photographer Jacob Riis (1849-1914), known for his photographs documenting of the lives of the poor immigrants of New York, often saw the young children of the immigrants serving as interpreters, on errands with their parents who were unable to speak English. This exhibition focuses on the nature of such children who cross the boundaries of culture and consciousness, observing various aspects of society through these children who are mediators or windows to the very world we inhibit, and view the world in which we live from a new perspective. Through the images of children appearing in works by artists of diverse backgrounds, this exhibition not only considers social elements such as education, politics and globalism that surround children, but through such keywords as “play,” “dreams,” and “memory,” a spotlight is placed on children’ s emotions, and furthermore, on the ambiguity of boundaries separating the realms of reality and imagination, and of grown-ups and children.

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Artists’ Talk
* Japanese-English-Korean simultaneous interpretation available
The artists will talk about their own artworks.
Speakers: Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Won Seoung Won
Date & Time: Saturday, May 31, 2014 18:30-21:00 (Doors open: 18:00)
Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 150 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,000, MAMC Member free

Talk Session
“Children That Live Different Cultures”
* Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available
Speakers: Lawson Fusao Inada (Poet, Emeritus Professor of Writing, Southern Oregon University), Zhang O (Artist)
Moderator: Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)
Date & Time: Sunday, July 13, 2014 14:00-17:00 (Doors open 13:30)
Venue: Academyhills (49F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower)
Capacity: 120 (booking required)
Admission: General ¥1,000, MAMC Member free

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from May 31, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Open everyday throughout the exhibition period



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