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Rebirth: Reflections for Japan post 3/11
January 18 – March 16, 2012
* Extended until March 26, 2012
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

December 12, 2011

Rebirth: Reflections for Japan post 3/11

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present the exhibition Rebirth: Reflections for Japan post 3/11 in the Prince Takamado Gallery. Conceived and coordinated by Robin Heather Campbell and Nina Handjeva-Weller, two Canadian artists and long-term residents of Japan, the multi-media group exhibit is an artistic response to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Having witnessed the distress and sorrow caused by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident they contacted Canadian artists who had either lived in or gained artistic inspiration from Japan to see what could be done to encourage Japan. They assembled a collection of works by twenty Canadians – from young artists to veterans – to create a unique expression through art of Canada’s feelings toward Japan in this time of recovery.

The various art forms, including ceramics, installations, paintings, artist's books, and other forms of print media demonstrate the profound impact that Japanese aesthetics and the Japanese spirit has had on all of the artists. In response, the sculptures in the show are inspired by the beauty of nature or of objects from everyday life; unique woodblock prints feature delicate use of colour; and, paintings and three-dimensional works are based on Japanese scenes and patterns.

Rebirth: Reflections for Japan post 3/11 also features essays by the artists expressing their sentiments to Japan as it recovers and their wishes for the country’s healing and renewal.

Participating Artists: Nadia Aït-Saïd, Claudine Ascher, Martin Budny, Éric Busque, Robin Heather Campbell, Diane Collet, Dawn Dale, Kathy Gillis, Nina Handjeva-Weller, Puck Kasma, Irène Kérisit, Audrey Killoran, Christine Leduc, Marilyn Berzan-Montblanch, Nicole Royer, Madeleine Samson, Bernice Sorge, Wah Wing Chan, Matt Wyatt, Heather Midori Yamada


Date: January 18 – March 26, 2012

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Closed on weekends, February 10, and March 20

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6257

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444




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