Event Details

  • November 30, 2017 to
    January 28, 2018
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Free

Venue

  • Southwest School of Art
  • 300 Augusta Street
  • San Antonio, TX 78205

Event Description

Hiromi Stringer: Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum In her ongoing project, Umeyama Reports, artist Hiromi Stringer constructs an imaginary museum—the Umeyama Time Teleportation Museum (UTTM). The focus of the museum is the highlighted achievements of Stringer’s fictional character, Shoei Umeyama—a Japanese man who, in this narrative, experienced time teleportation to the contemporary world in which we live from the Japan of 170 years ago. Stringer’s works reflect her concerns with language, (mis)communication, and alternative points of view. In this current body of work – Umeyama Reports – she seeks to re-see and find alternative meanings for quotidian objects in her personal environment by creating an alternative point of view. The main body of Umeyama Reports is comprised of ink on paper drawings with notes—the most common means of recording one’s world in the Japan of 170 years ago. Accompanying Umeyama’s traditional reports are companion graphite drawings representing museum wall labels and didactics which translate to English the contents of Umeyama’s reports which present the possibility of his mistranslation which becomes undeniable. Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 5:30-7:30pm November 30, 2017 – January 28, 2018 Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I | Santikos Building FREE and open to the Public!

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