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Shinobu Akimoto: Better Living and Other Projects / Embassy of Canada   Prince Takamado Gallery, Tokyo, Japan / 2008

Shinobu Akimoto: Better Living and Other Projects
January 18 – March 20, 2008

The Embassy of Canada presents an exhibition of work by Shinobu Akimoto, the Toronto and Japan based visual artist. In this first survey exhibition in Japan, the central work is the installation, Better Living (2004- 2005). It consists mainly of images of a bird, a cat, and a rabbit photographed while "shopping" in a miniature garden centre, china shop, and furniture store. The small scale suits both the proportions of the animals and showcases Akimoto's hand-made facsimiles of impractical tiny ceramic ware, potted plants, or wooden furniture found in Japanese "dollar" stores. Photo-Litho Project, Some Go to School, and The House Rabbit Society Project Series will also be shown. The conceptual approach reflected in Akimoto's work is characteristic of contemporary Canadian art and is the driving force behind the Canadian art scene.

This exhibition is organised and circulated by the Art Gallery of Windsor; curated by Cassandra Getty.


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