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Miller Gallery Presents TRANSIT 2008, a Reciprocal
TRANSIT 2007/2008 first opened this fall in Nagoya and traveled to Tokyo and
Kyoto, and now, Carnegie Mellon is hosting a reciprocal TRANSIT exhibit at the
Miller Gallery, featuring student works from three universities in Japan and
Carnegie Mellon. The exhibition’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, printmaking,
video and new media works as well as site-specific installations created while
the artists are here will fill all three floors of the Miller Gallery.
TRANSIT is a continuation of an exchange project that started in 1997, when 11 members from the School of Art faculty were invited to Nagoya in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Shinran Shonin, the restorer of a Buddhist sect. It was an opportunity to discover cultural differences, but, more importantly, to recognize what they have in common as artists and citizens of the world. In 2000, the reciprocal exhibit in Pittsburgh, “Nagoya Works on Paper” in the Miller Gallery showcased a diverse group of works on Japanese handmade paper, Mino-Washi.
This relationship with Nagoya Zokei has continued through TRANSIT, a series
of international works created at art schools and academies. TRANSIT began in
2001 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany. Carnegie Mellon joined the
event hosted by Zokei Univesity in 2005.
For more information, visit http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/.
The gallery, which is located in the Purnell Center for the Arts, is open Tuesday
through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.