Chino Otsuka: Arrival
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, June 11 – Sept 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 3-5pm, preceded by artist talk from 2pm.
As a finalist for the coveted AIMA|AGO Photography Prize, Chino Otsuka, a Japanese artist currently living in England, completed a residency at the Nikkei National Museum (NNM) in 2014. This exhibition features work inspired by that residency. Through her exploration of the NNM archives, Otsuka discovered the early history of Japanese immigrants to Canada and became fascinated with the stories of young women who came as “picture brides”. Otsuka will visually weave the stories of these young women by combining archive images and new photographs in an audio-visual installation. Arrival captures the time of anticipation, hope, and adventure as they began their journey to a new country.
Through Her Lens – a panel on work in film by Nikkei artists
Saturday, July 16, 2pm
Preserving Your Photographs workshop
Saturday, August 20, 2-4pm
Sunday Family Corner
June 12 & July 10, 12-4pm
Gallery admission by donation.