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Art Exhibit Reception – Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists from The UWinnipeg Collection

Mon. May. 8 04:00 PM - Mon. May. 8 06:00 PM
Location: 1C03 Gallery

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month by joining us for the opening reception of the exhibit Within and Beyond Tradition: Works by East Asian Artists in The University of Winnipeg Collection! The event is a come-and-go, with a program of remarks at 4:30 p.m. followed by an exhibition tour with curator Irene Chan. Light refreshments by Diversity Foods will be available.

Within and Beyond Tradition is a group exhibition curated by Irene Chan, a University of Winnipeg East Asian Languages and Cultures student. The exhibition aims to highlight the richness and diversity of East Asian artworks within the University 's art collection, offering a space for visitors to learn about and appreciate East Asian culture and heritage. The exhibit features an array of works by artists of Chinese and Japanese descent, including historical embroideries and ceramics, as well as contemporary prints, paintings and drawings. Featured artists include Kam Wing Lee, Noboru Sawai, Takao Tanabe, Zheng Yan and Akira Yoshikawa.

Exhibited works illustrate a broad spectrum of artistic expressions and the evolution of traditional art beyond its conventional boundaries. They also exemplify the artists’ unique approaches to exploring their identity as Asian-Canadians.

The exhibition program will include a curatorial tour with Irene Chan and public talks by Professor Yongshan He and artists Takashi Iwasaki and Akira Yoshikawa.

For more information visit: https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/art-gallery/programming/2023-24/within-and-beyond-tradition-works-by-east-asian-artists-from-the-university-of-winnipeg-collection.html.