Giant Robot Biennale 4 @ Japanese American National Museum (Opens Oct 10)
"The Japanese American National Museum will open Giant Robot Biennale 4, its fourth exhibition in collaboration with Giant Robot founder, Eric Nakamura, on October 11, 2015. This edition of the popular series, first presented in 2007, will examine the evolution of the Giant Robot aesthetic from its humble origins in drawing to its many celebrated manifestations in painting, installation, muralism, and photography. The show will run through January 24, 2016.
An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature live and deejay music, food, and a no-host bar." (Read more here on FB)
"The museum’s lower-level gallery will be devoted to a variety of drawing styles, ranging from comic books to street art to illustration. Featured artworks will include sketchbooks by James Jean, old and new drawings by Jim Lee, and works by the acclaimed Korean artist Kim Jung Gi.
Among GRB4’s especially innovative elements will be a “Giant Robot Room” filled with 50 iconic objects from the history of the brand and a replica of artist Edwin Ushiro’s studio, where visitors will be invited to try their own hand at drawing. In addition, artist Katsuya Terada will spend a week creating new works live in the gallery and a video projection of Yumi Sakagawa reading from her acclaimed zines will be featured. Finally, the husband-and-wife team of kozyndan will contribute a special mural at the entrance to the gallery."
"The upper-level gallery will focus on the diverse achievements of a range of accomplished artists. Featured will be exemplary paintings and installations by Luke Chueh, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, Nathan Ota, Mu Pan, and Yoskay Yamamoto. In addition, the alternative photography publisher Hamburger Eyes will contribute an installation of photographs. While showcasing a variety of practices, this collection of work also unites a close cohort of artists, many of whom are colleagues and friends.
Giant Robot Biennale 4 will be presented as part of JANM’s Salon Pop series, which spotlights the innovative creative work of Asians and Asian Americans who are influencing American culture."
(Artwork Installation by Yoskay Yamamoto)
big thanks to my friend @domferris for documenting my new installation "wish you were here. . ." this is part of new series of work that i'm showcasing at @jamuseum for "giant robot biennale 4." the opening reception is this saturday, from 7-10pm. hope you can come join the celebration with us. thanks to eric nakamura and janm staff for supporting my art and this incredible opportunity to share my work with everyone:) cheers!Posted by Yoskay Yamamoto on Monday, October 5, 2015