The term TEGAMI comes from the Japanese and means ‘letter’. The name symbolizes both the manner in which the artists’ works were sent to Germany, as well as the personal and in part very private nature of the exhibits.
355 postcards from more than 200 artists were sent from all over Japan directly after the earthquake and Tsunami catastrophes to Hamburg and displayed there. In November/December 2011 five artists from the region were asked again to come along and present their more recent art works to a German audience. Many of their pieces were made especially for this exhibition.
The opening will be attended by the initiators of the exhibition, Ms. WATABIKI Nobuko and Mr. Markus ITÔ, as well as by Ms. MARUKO Maki, an artist from Fukushima. The opening is part of a commemorative event to remember the catastrophic earthquake and Tsunami that occurred on 11 March 2011 in Japan on this Sunday at 2 pm in the JDZB.
Details and background information on the TEGAMI Collection see www.tegami-hamburg.de
On display from March 12 until April 26, 2012
Monday until Thursday 10 a. m. until 5 p. m.; Friday 10 a. m. until 3:30 p. m.
No Entrance Fee