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Date & Time

June 27, 2017
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location

Blender Workspace
135 Madison Avenue
8th floor
New York, NY 10016
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Description

For our June salon session, artist and founder of Today is the Day Foundation, Noritoshi Hirakawa, will have a discussion about the New York art world in the 90s, his early days collaborating with artists and dealers in SoHo, and his current art foundation Today is the Day.

An exhibition of artworks will be on view from June 13-27, and all sales will benefit Today is the Day Foundation’s on-going program to provide art therapy to children victims of Fukushima, Japan.

Talk begins 7:15pm

 

Artists in the exhibition include:

YUKEN TERUYA, ROBERT WILSON, ALFREDO JAAR, LEIKO IKEMURA, MICHAEL JOO, LUCY MCKENZIE, REY PARLÁ, ALEXANDER MELAMID, AURA ROSENBERG

Noritoshi Hirakawa

Born 1960 in Japan. Residing in New York City since 1993. Hirakawa is now an internationally known contemporary artist after studying Applied Sociology. He has created numerous works in photography, film, dance, installation and performance. His work has been exhibited over 300 times at museums, art centers, and galleries all over the world including Venice Biennale Aperto, Istanbul Biennale, Site Santa Fe Biennale and Museum fur Modern Kunst, Frankfurt, Center Pompidou, Paris, PS 1 Museum, New York. He has worked on several collaborations with artists in other fields, such as poets, musicians, choreographers and architects as well as presented at Das TAT, Frankfurt, Danse Montpellier and Fondation Cartier, Paris and University of Toronto.

Hirakawa believes human activity forms the culture in which we live. His creation proposes to extend the capacity of human perception for furthering this culture. Within this framework, Hirakawa is pushing the boundaries of perception, altering aesthetic views for the future.

 





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