6 July 2018
Friday 6 July, 6.30 – 7.30pm
White Rainbow, 47 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8HJ
Camden Arts Centre and White Rainbow present a talk between the independent curator Jason Waite and Yuko Mohri. Mohri and Waite will discuss their work and reflect on the social imaginaries of contemporary Japan, with particular reference to artists' practices following the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in 2011.
Yuko Mohri (b. 1980, Kanagawa, Japan) is an artist whose installations detect invisible and intangible forces such as magnetism, gravity and light. In 2015, Mohri received a grant from the Asian Cultural Council for a residency in New York. She has participated in a number of exhibitions both in Japan and abroad, including the 14th Biennale de Lyon 2017 (France), Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 (India) and the Yokohama Triennale 2014. Mohri is the Grand Prix winner of the Nissan Art Award 2015 and is also the recipient of Culture and Future Prize at the 65th Kanagawa Cultural Award in 2016 and the New Artist Award at the 67th Japanese Ministry of Education Award for Fine Arts in 2017.
Jason Waite is an independent curator and cultural worker focused on forms of practice producing agency. Recent projects have centred on working in sites of crisis amidst the detritus of capitalism, looking for tools and radical imaginaries for different ways of living and working together. He has co-curated Don't Follow the Wind an ongoing project inside the uninhabited Fukushima exclusion zone in Japan; The Real Thing?; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Maintenance Required, The Kitchen, New York, and White Paper: The Law by Adelita Husni-Bey at Casco, Utrecht. He holds an M.A. in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths College, London and was a Helen Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow, at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York 2012-13.
White Rainbow is a non-profit organisation based in central London which champions the work of emerging and mid-career contemporary Japanese artists, spotlighting artistic practices underrepresented in the UK. The gallery supports work in a range of media, with particular focus on performance, film and installation-based practices.
White Rainbow's 2018/19 programme presents a series of six solo exhibitions and projects by leading contemporary Japanese artists Chikako Yamashiro, Chim Pom, Aki Sasamoto, Taro Izumi, Meiro Koizumi and Mari Katayama.
This event will take place at White Rainbow.
Free, but booking is essential.