Wednesday, September 26, 2007
**KOKESHI** @ subtext Nov. 3, 2007
OPENING RECEPTION : SATURDAY, NOV. 3rd, 6-10pm
In celebration of Bunka-no-hi – a Japanese national holiday promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavour – Subtext and guest curator, Christina Conway, have carefully selected over 75 artists from 13 different countries to customize traditional Japanese Kokeshi dolls. The Kokeshi doll is a traditional folk art form of Japan, dating back to approximately 1830. Originally made by craftsmen during the winter months for sale to tourists, they have come to symbolize Japan to people around the world. Featured artists include Audrey Kawasaki, Marcos Chin, Julie West, Brandi Milne, Calef Brown, Camilla Engman, Catalina Estrada, Fiona Hewitt, Gina Triplett, Jeremiah Ketner, and many more.
A complete list of participating artists can be found here:
Flickr overview of project as it unfolds can be found here:
Kokeshi Project Photos