Restorations of Narrative
Marking its 20th anniversary, Sendai Mediatheque presents an exhibition with the theme of narrative storytelling. In ancient times, folklore was one form of narrative; today, what we call art is another form. A narrative is a storytelling technique that opens up the happenings and experiences from a person's life to others.
This exhibition brings together ten narratives by artists who, in collaboration with Sendai Mediatheque, have worked in the local community during the ten years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. The narratives have been produced from the artists' own perspectives, eyeing the past, the present, and the future.
With the development of information technology, communication has increasingly shifted to a remote format, and the environment of narrative storytelling has changed drastically. The current COVID-19 pandemic has made sharing physical space or contact with others difficult. In these circumstances, the internet is, of course, a useful technology. However, Sendai Mediatheque seeks not to rely solely on internet technology but to convey diverse narratives created from unique media and techniques with the aim of presenting a non-unitary perception of the world for the next ten years.
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Hours: 10:00 - 19:00
*Closed November 25 and during the New Year's holiday (December 29-January 3)
Venue: sendai mediatheque 6F Gallery 4200
Admission: ¥500 (free for high school students and young children)
Kikuchi Sotaro "Burnt Mountain" (2019)
Kudo Natsumi "a-u-o" (2015)