A solo exhibition will be held at the Koganecho Area Management Center in Yokohama, Japan. 

Mei Homma Solo Exhibition Bodies in Overlooked Pain

Mei Homma presents her careful research and observations in this exhibition of her work on gender and post-colonialism. Her new work Bodies in Overlooked Pain will be presented alongside two pieces relating to the female body that were exhibited in Indonesia last year on birth and afterbirth. The new work, which began with an interview with traditional Indonesian midwives (Dukun Bayi), sheds like on the warm physical and mental care of women's bodies that has been lost to Western modern medicine. In order to introduce the many layers to Homma's story, the Japanese female sex workers of East and Southeast Asia from the mid 19th to early 20th centuries, a tracing of the alias "Karayuki-san", and the contempt for women in modern Japanese colonialism shown in the work Anak Anak Negeri Matahari Terbit: Children of the Rising Country (2018), are also displayed in the exhibition. From the perspectives of artists based in Indonesia and Japan, the overlooked modern women's bodies with their associated culture and history will be portrayed. (Junya Utsumi)

Mei Homma Solo Exhibition Bodies in Overlooked Pain

Dates/ Feb 7(Fri.) - 16 (Sun.), 2020  *Closed on Feb 10(Mon.)

Opening Hours/ 11:00am – 6:30pm *until 8:00pm on Feb 7  

Venue/ 2 gallery spaces at the Koganecho Area Management Center

・Site-A Gallery underneath the railways (1-6 Koganecho Naka-ku, Yokohama) 

・Hinode Studio I (2-145 Hinodecho Naka-ku, Yokohama) 

Admission Free

●Opening talk & Reception   

Dates/ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Feb 7(Fri.) 

Venue/ Site-A Gallery underneath the railways


●Workshop "Art from inside our body"
Participants will observe stem cells derived from umbilical cord using simple microscope, while the brief lecture about the cells will be given by Fitria Dwi Ayuningtyas.

Sunday, 9 Feb, 14:00-16:00
Venue: Hatsukoi Kitchen in Hatsune Studio (1-23-3 Hatsune-cho, Naka-ku)
Facilitator: Fitria Dwi Ayuningtyas
Language: English *With consecutive interpretation
Free Entry
Capacity: 10 persons
*Booking required.

Please email to info@koganecho.net
◎Title:workshop「Art from inside our body」
◎Text:1)name 2)phone number 3)mail address 4)number of people

Fitria Dwi Ayuningtyas
Born in Bandung, Indonesia. Lives in Osaka, Japan. PhD at Osaka University in 2020 (expected).
Researching into Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Therapy Application.

Organiser: Mei Homma


Cooperation: Koganecho Area Management Center

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