Takeshi Moro's photographic exhibition on the every day life in the reception centre for asylum-seekers.
Exhibited 8 July 2013–31 December 2013
Takeshi Moro photographed the life of acylum-seekers
The life of acylum-seekers living in Mänttä will be opened to the visitors through the artworks of the photographic artist Takeshi Moro. The exhibition compiled of Moro's pictures was opened at Gustaf Museum 8 July and it will be displayed untill the end of the year.
Japanese Takeshi Moro lives and works nowadays in the United States. He is currently assistant professor of art at Santa Clara University in California and simultaneously works as a free artist. After his studies he has participated for quite a while in residencies around the world.
Moro came to Mänttä on account of the reception centre for acylum-seekers, which moved to Mänttä from Ruovesi. He wanted to depict the arrival and the life of the reception centre on the basis of ichi-go ichi-e -way of thinking that is related to Japanese tea ceremony. This philosophy emphazises the importance of the indivudual meetings included in each tea ceremony.
The same thought of a unique meeting he had while photographing the asylum-seekers. The central persons are Hussein, Qalander and Wali from Afganistan. Takeshi Moro took part in their daily life, wandered with them around in Mänttä and observed their routines at home.
The photographs form an exhibition in three parts, where the life of the three men is depicted from different viewpoints. The exhibition will be displayed in the scale model room of Gustaf Museum, where the photographs take part in discourse with the history of the development of an industrial society.
R. Erik Serlachiuksen katu 2, Mänttä
Wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm. Mondays closed.
In summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10 am–6 pm, also at Midsummer.
Adults 10 €, under 18s free of charge.