Da Vinci to Duchamp: ARAKAWA’s Archival Sources of Inspiration
Where: Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen St.
718-522-2299 Price: Entry by donation
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From an early age, artist and architect ARAKAWA had an insatiable curiosity that led him to explore many worlds, ranging from medicine to biology to art. Through this outside-the-box exploration he found a philosophical affinity for other polymath artists, including Leonardo da Vinci and Marcel Duchamp. In this talk, Miwako Tezuka of the ARAKAWA + Gins Reversible Destiny Foundation, will introduce selections of archival materials that illustrate ARAKAWA’s range of interests and examine how these materials influenced the core visual and conceptual language in his art.
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Dr. Miwako Tezuka is Consulting Curator of the Reversible Destiny Foundation, a artist foundation established in New York by Arakawa and Madeline Gins. She is also Co-Director of PoNJA-GenKon (Post-Nineteen-forty-five Japanese Art Discussion Group), a global online network of scholars, curators, and artists. Formerly Director of the Gallery, Japan Society, New York (2012–15) and Curator of Contemporary Art, Asia Society, New York (2005–2012), she has curated numerous exhibitions, including: LOVE Long: Robert Indiana and Asia (2018); Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya & teamLab (2014); Rebirth: Recent Work by Mariko Mori (2013); and Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool (2010), among many others. She is currently curating a major solo exhibition of artist-architect Maya Lin, Maya Line: A River is a Drawing, for the Hudson River Museum, opening in October of this year.Buy tickets/get more info now