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Tomo Saito and Students from Tohoku, Japan

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Tomo Saito and Students from Tohoku, Japan

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
August 1st, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
TAGS:  
Tomo Saito, Japan, Things in Between, asian art museum, Kizuna, asia, photography, performance
COST:  
Free with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

Tomo Saito worked with 200 students from Japan to create this photo installation, Things in Between. Using Polaroid cameras, Saito taught students to photograph their experience at the Asian Art Museum and use these photographs to re-curate the museum from their view. Inspired by kizuna, he asked students to consider themes of identity and communication as they made a map of connections. From this installation, Saito reflects on the challenges of representing "Asia" from a single perspective.