Travelling to various locations in Asia, this art project connects people and bridges communities. Every interaction with the project and the Japanese elementary school backpack (Randeseru), originally sent as relief supplies for 2011 earthquake and tsunami in japan, becomes a memory towards the future.
Daisuke Takeya is a Toronto-Tokyo based interdisciplinary artist, curator, collector, art educator and community advocator whose praxis comprises the exploration of nature and plausibility in contemporary society, and hinges on all kinds of double meanings. His works have been exhibited widely in numerous solo and joint exhibitions, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada;, the Japan Foundation, Toronto; Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche in Canada; SVA Gallery and Wagner College Gallery in New York; Chongqing Changing Museum of Contemporary Art in China; Fukushima Contemporary Art Biennial, Japan; Sezon Art programme, Japan; Prince Takamado Gallery at the Embassy of Canada and Roppongi Art Night in Japan. He has also curated numerous exhibitions in Japan.