Exhibition "Sombra-Luzes: identity in the Japanese diaspora in Brazil"

ter23January(Jan 23)09:00sun05May(May 5)18:00Exhibition "Sombra-Luzes: identity in the Japanese diaspora in Brazil"Author analyzes the presence and valorization of shadow within Japanese theater, architecture, art and everyday life, in addition to interpreting the presence of light in Japan as the entrance to Western culture.São Paulo State Immigration Museum, R. Visc. of Parnaíba, 1316 - Mooca, São Paulo - SP

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O Immigration Museum (MI) – institution of the Secretariat of Culture, Economy and Creative Industry of the State of São Paulo – opens, on January 23, at 11am, the exhibition Shadows-Lights: identity in the Japanese diaspora in Brazil, by artists Cristina Suzuki and Claudia Kiatake.

Shadow is a very important element in Japanese culture, especially in the Edo period, when Japan closed its ports to foreigners. In the essay In Praise of Shadow, written in 1933 by Junichiro Tanizaki, the author analyzes the presence and valorization of shadow within Japanese theater, architecture, art and daily life, in addition to interpreting the presence of light in Japan as the entrance of western culture.

In this context, the artists focus on the duality and ambiguity of these two contrasting elements as a metaphor for two cultures that come into confluence. Upon establishing itself in Brazil, Japanese culture added aspects to its subjectivity – in addition to Japanese, something new emerged.

According to curator Allan Yzumizawa, “the works therefore reflect this ambivalent place in such a way that we can eliminate the stigmatized distances from the East fabled and invented by coloniality and note that, in these differences, lies the power to create something innovative”.

During the opening of the exhibition, at 14:30 pm, a performance will be held in the installation Lago de Nanquim, the only work in the exhibition that has shared authorship between the artists, and will feature the participation of curator Allan Yzumizawa.

The performance materializes the process of the work that alludes to the counterpoints between European cultures, represented by the building's architecture, and Asian cultures, represented by Indian ink, and proposes a discussion about crossings, confrontations and possible confluences between these cultures in Brazilian social formation, from the immigration process.

The project occupies the Hospedaria em Movimento temporary exhibition room until May 5, 2024.

Service
Exhibition | Shadow-Lights: identity in the Japanese diaspora in Brazil
From January 23rd to May 05th 2024
Tuesday to Saturday, from 9am to 18pm, and Sunday, from 10am to 18pm (box office closes at 17pm)

Period

January 23 (Tuesday) 09:00 - May 5 (Sunday) 18:00(GMT-03:00)

Location

São Paulo State Immigration Museum

R. Visc. of Parnaíba, 1316 - Mooca, São Paulo - SP