Saterday, November 7, 2009, 4.00 - 7.00 pm
at 4.00 pm interview with the artis by Ineke van der Wal (English spoken)
location: Galerie de Expeditie, Leliegracht 47, 1016 GT Amsterdam, www.de-expeditie.com
The work of Keiko Sato (Iwaki City, Japan 1957) interweaves Western and Asian thinking. The central role occupied by the individual in Western society is placed within a broader contact, in which individuality arises from coalescence with the surroundings.
How to tell a story of my father is a project that Keiko Sato started in 2001 while staying in New York shere she witnessed the September 11 terror attacks. The suicide commandos flew into the Twin Towers, utterly destroying these icons of the Western World, reminded Sato of her own father, a Japanese kamikaze pilot who survived the Second World War.
The project ultimately became the basis of an 8-year work in progress which has now found its final form in the book How to tell a story of my father, a remarkable document integrating texts, interviews and material by Sato herself. The project attempts to reveal the imprint of war on a society, an individual, memory and later generations.
This publication has been made possible with the support of the Fonds BKVB.