JANM – Giant Robot Biennale 3 – Sept 23, 2012 – Jan 20, 2013

Reception September 22, 2012 - Hours to be posted.

The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.

Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.

Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger.

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  1. 17 August 12, 10:48am

    [...] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 SEPTEMBER 23 – JAN 20, 2013 RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 22, TIME TBD The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection. Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale. Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger. >> [...]

  2. 24 August 12, 10:17am

    [...] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 SEPTEMBER 23 – JAN 20, 2013 RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 22, TIME TBD The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection. Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale. Using Uglydoll creator David Horvath figures, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger. >> [...]

  3. 31 August 12, 11:44am

    [...] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 SEPTEMBER 23 – JAN 20, 2013 RECEPTION: SEPTEMBER 22 The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection. Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale. [...]

  4. 07 September 12, 10:16am

    [...] GIANT ROBOT BIENNALE 3 SEPTEMBER 23 – JAN 20, 2013 RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 6-10PM The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection. Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale. [...]

  5. 10 September 12, 5:20am

    [...] Conge aka Plaseebo kindly shares with us details of his entry for Giant Robot‘s upcoming Biennale 3, Dave Tank and The Baby Sitter Robot! Kit-bashed from Comet Debris x [...]

  6. 10 September 12, 1:13pm

    [...] Conge has crafted two wonderful customs for the upcoming Project Remix aspect of the “Giant Robot Biennale 3,” which will be held at the Japanese American National Museum (369 East First St., [...]

  7. 21 September 12, 11:42am

    [...] this weekend make it a giant one, robot that is as Eric Nakamura and Giant Robot celebrate their Giant Robot Biennale 3 at The Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo. Featuring the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. [...]

  8. 21 September 12, 1:18pm

    [...] 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl [...]

  9. 24 September 12, 11:42am

    [...] this deliciously devilish custom for the upcoming Project Remix aspect of the “Giant Robot Biennale 3,” which will be held at the Japanese American National Museum (369 East First St., [...]

  10. 07 October 12, 7:39am

    [...] a preview of the Giant Robot Biennale, which I need to go back and visit (the last one I went to was pretty [...]

  11. 29 March 13, 1:57pm

    [...] The museum will also treat conference attendees to a special preview of an upcoming exhibition. Last year, Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot presented a special preview of the Giant Robot Biennale 3 exhibit. [...]

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