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Frédéric Back Exhibition
July 14, 2012 - September 19, 2012
Frédéric Back : L’homme qui plantait des arbres
Frédéric Back is a Canadian artist and film director of short animated films.
In 1980, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film for his film Tout rien (All Nothing in English). In 1982, he won the Academy Award for Animated Short Film for his film Crac. In 1987, he won his second Academy Award for Animated Short Film for L’homme qui plantait des arbres (The Man Who Planted Trees in English). In 1994, he was nominated again for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film, for his film Le fleuve aux grandes eaux (Mighty River in English).
The 87-year-old artist has said that he had wanted to visit Japan to honour the courage of the Japanese people. He hopes that the exhibition would pass on a message of hope for efforts to rebuild Japan in the image of The Man Who Planted Trees.
You can see a virtual tour of the Tokyo exhibition in October 2011 here.