The Arts of Togetherness

Jul 11, 2009 - Aug 23, 2009 @ Gendai Gallery at JCCC

Guest-curated by Milena Placentile
Artists: Sandee Moore (Winnipeg) and Yoshinori Niwa (Tokyo, Japan)

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 Milena 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 artists featured in this exhibition, Sandee Moore and Yoshinori Niwa, will transpose popular traditional and modern Japanese cultural activities such as sento (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.