Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

'Sandra Binion: Distille'

KYOTO CITY UNIVERSITY OF ARTS ART GALLERY

by Yukari Tanaka

July 27-Aug. 18

Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist Sandra Binion studied classical ballet and fine art at college before becoming a performance artist during the mid-1970s. She began incorporating video and film in her performances in 1982, later focusing primarily on film.

This exhibition features Binion’s video, photography and sound works and includes image-like shorts extracted from video vignettes. The work “Distille” is an interpretation of family, religion and the conflicts of passion and fulfillment as portrayed in Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 novel “Madame Bovary” — a book that Binion first read when she was thirteen and then often re-read as an adolescent.

Kyoto City University of Arts Art Gallery; 238-1 Oshiaburanokoji-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. Nijojomae Stn. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Closed Mon. 075-253-1509; gallery.kcua.ac.jp

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