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Chikako Yamashiro: Chinbin Western

Chikako Yamashiro: Chinbin Western Image
This project marks Japanese artist Chikako Yamashiro's first exhibition in Scotland and is guest-curated at DCA by Kirsteen Macdonald.

Yamashiro's work spans performance, filmmaking and photography, often employing her own and other bodies as vehicles through which to carry stories from overlooked or unheard voices.

Much of Yamashiro's research considers the reality of living in the Pacific island of Okinawa, a Japanese prefecture comprising over one hundred islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Japan. These islands have remained central to both American and Japanese security interests following World War II. The entire region remained under U.S. administration until 1972, and American military bases still occupy much of the lands, skies and seas today. The geopolitical situation and history of this place, where the artist was born and still lives, is a major influence on the motivations and parameters of her artistic practice.

At the centre of this exhibition, set amongst other selected works, is the European premiere of Yamashiro's latest film Chinbin Western: Representation of the Family. This richly imagined artwork takes the form of an allegorical tale that weaves together comic satire, mining landscapes, opera, traditional Japanese theatre and domestic lives.

This exhibition, and Yamashiro's work in the broadest sense, focuses on marginalised voices, bodies and souls in the East Asian region, addressing universal subjects such as identity and historical memory through uniquely poetic imaginings.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.
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Dates
Tuesday 19th October 2021 10:00am
Wednesday 20th October 2021 10:00am
Thursday 21st October 2021 10:00am
Friday 22nd October 2021 10:00am
Saturday 23rd October 2021 10:00am
Sunday 24th October 2021 10:00am
Monday 25th October 2021 10:00am
Tuesday 26th October 2021 10:00am
Wednesday 27th October 2021 10:00am
Thursday 28th October 2021 10:00am
Friday 29th October 2021 10:00am
Saturday 30th October 2021 10:00am
Sunday 31st October 2021 10:00am
Monday 1st November 2021 10:00am
Tuesday 2nd November 2021 10:00am
Wednesday 3rd November 2021 10:00am
Thursday 4th November 2021 10:00am
Friday 5th November 2021 10:00am
Saturday 6th November 2021 10:00am
Sunday 7th November 2021 10:00am
Monday 8th November 2021 10:00am
Tuesday 9th November 2021 10:00am
Wednesday 10th November 2021 10:00am
Thursday 11th November 2021 10:00am
Friday 12th November 2021 10:00am
Saturday 13th November 2021 10:00am
Sunday 14th November 2021 10:00am
Monday 15th November 2021 10:00am
Tuesday 16th November 2021 10:00am
Wednesday 17th November 2021 10:00am
Thursday 18th November 2021 10:00am
Friday 19th November 2021 10:00am
Saturday 20th November 2021 10:00am
Sunday 21st November 2021 10:00am
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