aceartinc.: Kae Sasaki - I hear it well but scarcely grasp it, February 28 - April 3
Upcoming solo exhibition at aceartinc speaks of the complexity of modern identity, and displacement that can be felt when straddling different cultures.
Kae Sasaki depicts audiences as fragments of culture, bringing together disparate ideas that coagulate to suggest our hyper-connected yet fragile world.
On Friday, February 28 at 7-10 pm, Sasaki will launch I hear it well but scarcely grasp it.
This series of interior paintings of Teatro alla Scala in Milan culminated from her experience in a production of die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a Wagner opera once famously misappropriated by the Nazis, set in an allegorical post-war 1950's Germany. The uneasy, ironic parallel she drew to the Berlin Pact of 1940 from her attendance as Japanese patron at a German opera, written by a composer suspected of his anti-semitism and performed in once Mussolini Italy, was shared by an Italian audience as the opera had not been performed at la Scala for 27 years.
Launch: Friday, 28 February, 7 pm
Artist talk: Friday, 20 March, 2 pm
Exhibition run: 28 February - 3 April 2020
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 - 5 pm
About Kae Sasaki: Sasaki is a Winnipeg-based visual artist and holds a BA in German Literature from Rikkyo University in Tokyo and BFA Honours in Painting from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She has exhibited her work across Canada and has been shortlisted for the Kingston Prize (2015/17/19), the Salt Spring National Art Prize (2017) and the Jackson's Painting Prize (2018/19).
About aceartinc.: We are an Artist Run Centre dedicated to the support, exhibition, and dissemination of contemporary art. aceartinc. exhibits 5 major exhibitions a year by contemporary visual artists. www.aceart.org