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Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe
Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe

Sat, Sep 17


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Start Here: Kiyooka, Nakamura, Takashima, Tanabe

This exhibition is an introduction to the work and importance of four nisei (second generation Japanese Canadian) artists born in the latter half of the 1920s.

Time & Location

Sep 17, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – Jan 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1, Canada

About the event


Despite the challenge of making productive lives and fitting into Canadian society, which faced all Japanese Canadians at that time, Roy Kiyooka, Kazuo Nakamura, Shizuye Takashima and Takao Tanabe, independently found their ways to artmaking. They built practices, careers and reputations which have become significant parts of Canadian art and art history. 

Guest curated by Bryce Kanbara, and showing in the AGGV's Graham Gallery, this exhibition will open in conjunction with the city wide arts symposium Gei organized by the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC), in collaboration with UVic with funding from the Canada Council.

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