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'Go-Betweens: The World Seen Through Children'

Mori Art Museum

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Staff Writer

A pioneer of social-documentary photojournalism, Danish American social reformer Jacob Riis (1849-1914) used photography to help reveal the plight of impoverished immigrants in New York during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He used the term “go-betweens” to describe the children of the immigrants, referring to their ability to adapt, learn languages and overcome cultural barriers to help their parents adjust in their new lives.

This exhibition focuses on the “go-between” nature of art, which can cross cultural, political, physical and other boundaries. Twenty-six artists present works featuring or commenting on children, exploring their boundless imaginations, possible futures and prospects; May 31-Aug. 31.

Mori Art Museum; 53F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Tue. till 5 p.m.). ¥1,500. 03-5777-8600; www.mori.art.museum/eng

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