Where Songs Surface – Online opening event

Artist/Curator Talk

Saturday, April 15, 2023

1-2 PM (PST)


詩が生まれる場所 - UTA GA UMARERU BASHO – Where Songs Surface

To celebrate the launch of the Where Songs Surface : Uta ga umareru basho exhibit, we invite you to join us for an online artists/curator talk on Saturday, April 15th from 1 – 2pm, Pacific Standard Time.

Masako Miyazaki and Yoshimi Lee work independently in the photographic medium to connect time, place, and memory. With different origins and inspiration for their practice, their paths intersect with their mutual talent for storytelling to expand the narrative beyond what is visible.  This exhibit includes original photography, poetry, and a video installation.

Masako Miyazaki is a Montreal-based photographer, born in Tokyo, Japan.

“I capture moments in reality to create an extended imaginary world, taking on the role of a storyteller thinking about our position as human beings being an integral part of nature. I am attracted to photography because it allows me to freeze the current moment which would otherwise flee. I take photographs when I encounter the aura of places. My approach is to combine photos with my poetry to expand the story beyond the visible images and stimulate imagination.”

Yoshimi Lee is not only a photographer but also an artist working with video, installation and performance art after a professional education in photography. Yoshimi’s parents are immigrants from Korea to Japan. Although born and raised in France, she was given a Japanese education from her parents and speaks fluent Japanese. She currently lives in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and children. Even though her life experience possesses scarce context from Korea, she, as an Asian French artist, has repeatedly considered the tradition of passing on the memory of the inherited culture from parent to child. Her work focuses on finding, discovering, and reinventing her roots.

Thank you for attending our webinar!