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      September 22, 2013

      Sunday  12:00 AM (on various days)

      200 Larkin St
      San Francisco, California 94102

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      Tomo Saito and Students

      Tomo Saito and Students from Tohoku, Japan

      Visual artist Tomo Saito worked with 200 high school students from the Tohoku region in Japan to create this photo installation, Things in Between. The students visited the United States as part of the Kizuna Youth-Exchange Project organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, which aims to promote a global understanding of Japan’s revival efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Using Polaroid cameras, Saito taught students how to play with light and composition to photograph their experience at the Asian Art Museum and use these photographs to re-curate the museum from their perspectives. Inspired by the idea of kizuna (friendship bond), he asked students to consider themes of identity and communication as they used photographs to construct a visual map of interpersonal connections. Through this installation, Saito reflects on the challenges of representing "Asia" through the limited view of one collector or museum.

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