Photographer Jacob A. Riis, who documented the lives of poor immigrants in New York during the late 19th century, dubbed immigrant children who performed various tasks in acting as bridges for parents with a poor grasp of English, "go-betweens."
This exhibition focuses on the childhood characteristic of moving freely to and fro across all sorts of boundaries - between different cultures, for instance, or between the real world and the world of imagination – in an attempt to look at the world through a child's eyes. Through images of children as they appear in works by 26 of the world's top artists / artist groups, "Go-Betweens" turns its gaze on politics, culture, family and other aspects of the environment surrounding children, and the problems they face. Taking as key words the likes of play, dreams and memories, it also homes in on the diverse sensate nature of children, their creativity unconstrained by adult convention or the bounds of tradition.
Though children are at the mercy of their environment, at the same time their potential to act as circuit-breakers in stalemate situations may well hold the key to our planet's future. By seeing how children cross borders, we explore the possibilities for a new world in which a greater diversity of values coexist.
|Exhibition Period:||Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, August 31, 2014
|Venue:||Mori Art Museum (53F Ropponngi Hills Mori Tower)|
|Organizers:||Mori Art Museum
The Yomiuri Shimbun
The Japan Association of Art Museums
|Curated by:||Araki Natsumi (Curator, Mori Art Museum)|
|Corporate Sponsors:||Toyota Motor Corporation
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. / Nipponkoa Insurance Co., Ltd.
Nippon Television Network Corporation
|Production Support:||Canon Marketing Japan Inc.|
|IGARASHI-SEIHAKO CO., LTD.|
|FUKUINKAN SHOTEN PUBLISHERS, INC.|
Exhibition Touring Schedule:
Nagoya City Museum:
Saturday, November 8 - Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum:
Friday, January 16 - Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Museum of Art, Kochi:
Sunday, April 5 - Sunday, June 7, 2015