artist pick up



05-28/05/2006 artist pick up_contemporary canadian video collection

“artist pick up”series focus on moving image in the contemporary art field, and introduce new representations beyond the conventional grammar of moving image. We aim to create the platform to consider diversities and potentials of video expressions through screenings, installations in the space maximally exploited.
artist pick up, this time, introduces Canadian artists selected by Shinobu Akimoto, an artist working both in Canada, and Japan. Canada has been producing many of video artists, video art organizations, artist-run spaces, international festivals under the national support since the 1970s. Akimoto selects 7 groups of artists who incorporate art into life or life into art, in order to live better, and by choice or not by choice, adopt a do-it-yourself strategy. In addition to the exhibition, artist talks by Tanya Read, Matthew Evans, Maula Doyle[to be expected] are scheduled on 6th. Also, Akimoto gives a talk about Canadian contemporary art scene, influences of social, and cultural environments and system, as well as an alternative space, Mercer Union where she belongs to as a board member on 27th.

Dates: Friday, 5th - Sunday, 28th May 2006, 15.00-21.00 [!!Closed: Mon-Wed!!]

**artist talk
Saturday, 6th May 2006, 15.00-
Talkers (on the 6th) Tanya Read; Matthew Evans; Maura Doyle; Shinobu Akimoto
Saturday, 27th May 2006, 15.00-
Talker: Shinobu Akimoto

Artists: Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby/Matthew Evans/G. L. N. (Maura Doyle & Tony Romano)/Jean-Paul Kelly/Sandy Plotnikoff/Tanya Read/Shinobu Akimoto

Admission: 500yen

Host organizations: Osaka-city/Osaka City Promotion Association

Co-ordination: Shinobu Akimoto

Production: remo

subsidy: Canada Council for the Arts
support: Canadian Embassy
REMO DESK May 5, 2006