Lim Minouk has created works that push beyond the boundary of different media, deepening the scope of questions derive from language, historic loss, and ruptures. Her work examines the marginalization ensued from the rapid socioeconomic development and the consequent displacement of communities. Lim works with a diverse set of mediums and in a variety of scales: large-scale installations combining photographs and videos with elements that produce tactile sensations, theatrical works incorporating songs, performances, and participatory tours, as well as pieces produced through the subtle active participation of viewers. (from artist's website)
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Born in 1975, Tokyo. Participating in number of residential programs internationally, and made a debut exhibition in 2010 at Tokyo Wonder Site (artist name, Kana Yoshida) . Participated in number of notable exhibitions since then. Changed the artist name to Kana Kou in 2015. Passed away in Feb. 2020 while preparing for a group exhibition at Teien Tokyo Metropolitan Museum.
Barthélémy Toguo, was born in 1967 in Cameroon. Moved to Europe in 1993. In 90’s the artist was interested also in performance, and gradually worked also on watercolor. He now works as a installation artist and a painter, working both in Paris and Cameroon.
Born in 1968, Ha Tien, Vietnam. In 1978 when he was age of 10, his family move away from Vietnam due the political pressure from Communist Party of Vietnam. Spent years in California in US till he moved back to Vietnam in 1997 and now works in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been working with various type of works, especially using photographs as medium. In 2007, co-founded the non-profit art space Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh devoted to organizing contemporary exhibitions and workshops.
Contemporary artist Kana Kou (1975-2020) exhibition is to be held in the city of Kamakura, an old historic town, only an hour away from Tokyo. Along with her number of works, another artist Takahiro Iwasaki will be showing works as a special guest artist.