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When: Sat., June 11, 6-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 21 2011
The latest exhibit at Scarritt-Bennett Center is easily the most ambitious gallery show we’ve seen all year. Co-curated by the Center’s Sabine Schlunk, Open Lot’s Jonathan Lisenby and Tokyo-based artist Yuki Okumura, the two-part exhibit is complicated, with a breadth that goes beyond a simple art exhibit, breaching ground as one of the most unique and interesting cultural events of the season. The first part of the exhibit features a compilation of video art from Tokyo that purportedly deals with questions like “What is the universe?” and “Why can’t we reverse time?” This is heady stuff, and we can’t wait to see how the artists capture the sorts of things quantum physicists (or Terrence Malick) dream about. The second part of the exhibit features photography, installation, sound sculpture, objects and prints created by Japan- and Nashville-based artists, all of whom created the work in response to the recent disasters in Japan. Tonight’s opening reception includes live entertainment that mirrors the dual nature of the exhibit — a performance by a choir of Japanese women precedes music from Nashville’s Tony Youngblood. We can’t wait to see how the combination of cultures and art forms takes over the Scarritt-Bennett space. This is an opening people will be talking about for a long time.
— Laura Hutson

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