Where Songs Surface / Uta Ga Umareru Basho

Masako Miyazaki, A red monkey, 2019.

Where Songs Surface / Uta Ga Umareru Basho

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC - To Sep 16

by Robin Laurence

Although they work independently, Masako Miyazaki and Yoshimi Lee both employ photography to create cultural narratives and “to connect time, place, and memory.” Miyazaki marries poetry and organically processed images on handmade paper to allude to monkey-monster legends from her native Japan and to explore our place within the natural world. Lee’s evocative landscapes speak to her multicultural French, Japanese and Korean background, her shifting sense of home, and “her identity as an uprooted woman.” Courtesy of the artist

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