An exhibition by the artist Kaori Endo is currently underway. Based around the legend of Paipatirōma, an island said to exist to the south of Hateruma in Okinawa, the exhibition examines the handiwork that still remains on the island, the island’s history, and the complex psychologies of the islanders who shoulder this history. On display are canoes, used for explorations into the unknown, bashō fiber cloth, used in making the islanders’ daily wear, as well as video interviews. The dugout canoes, which are made from a single log, have been specially commissioned for the exhibition. Beautiful pieces of art can only tell us so much, and so the exhibition is full of opportunities to consider the place of handiwork in eking out one’s living.
Osaka Directory 3: Kaori Endo Exhibition
Dates: 20 January – 26 February 2023, 12:00 – 17:00 (Closed on Mondays. The exhibition will be open during the museum’s opening hours.)
Venue: Multipurpose Space 2F, Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka
Bilingual Japanese and English
260 × 372mm 160P