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Panel Discussion at the Japan Foundation

Post  JF on Tue May 26, 2009 9:18 pm


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Panel Discussion at the Japan Foundation



NATURAL / INTERVENTION


Date & Time: Thursday, May 28, 7 - 9 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
Location: The Japan Foundation, Toronto [Event Hall] 131 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor
Admission: Free
RSVP required: www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp or 416-966-1600 ext. 102

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is pleased to present a panel discussion in conjunction with Gendai Gallery’s current exhibition EXTENSIONS Floating Forest House.

Architects and artists will present their projects and discuss various topics including the relationship between architecture and nature, boundaries involving art and private space, and architecture as a means of intervention.

Featuring projects by Heather Keung, Yam Lau, John McMinn, and Haji Nakamura.
EXTENSIONS co-curators, Daisuke Takeya and Meiko Maruyama will moderate the discussion.
For more details about the panelists and moderators: www.jftor.org/whatson/Library%20Exhibition

EXTENSIONS Floating Forest House exhibition is an installation inspired by a unique architectural project that is the product of the creative efforts of Architect Haji Nakamura and his artist family members and friends, who collaboratively built this dream house from the ground up. This is a story of discovery, an exposition of how architecture serves as a vehicle to explore the extension of networks from the city centre to the wider territory of inhabitation beyond.

This project is part of Gendai Gallery's New Creator's Series, which allows artists and curators to collectively develop the exhibition through a forum of peer discussion and consultation. For more information about this exhibition and related events, including SKETCHES, MODELS + PROTOTYPES exhibition at the Japan Foundation Toronto Library, please visit Gendai Gallery’s website. http://gendaigallery.org

Panelists:
Heather Keung – Artist, curator, artistic director at the Reel Asian Film Festival
Yam Lau – Artist, assistant professor at York University
John McMinn – Architect, curator, Professor at University of Waterloo School of Architecture
Haji Nakamura – Architect, visiting critic at University of Waterloo School of Architecture

Moderators:
Daisuke Takeya – Artist, programming committee chair at Gendai Gallery
Meiko Maruyama – Programming committee member at Gendai Gallery, visual art student at York University

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