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Honolulu Museum of Art X Giant Robot Pop Up Contempo #ArtShop June 19, 2015

Honolulu Museum of Art X Giant Robot X Contempo #ArtShop Giant Robot pop up at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House begins June 19th and continues for TEN days! In person will be artists Luke Chueh and Rob Sato. Special meet and greet Friday June 19th and public event Saturday June 20th. Artists included in this special exhibition includes: Aaron Woes, Ako Castuera, Albert Reyes, Amy Sol, Apak, Christine Kim, Deth P. Sun, Edwin Ushiro, Eishi Takaoka, Elliot Brown, Ferris Plock, Godeleine de Rosamel, Jen Tong, Jeni Yang, Katsuya Terada, kozyndan, Kris Chau,  Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai , Mark Todd, Martin Hsu, Mike Lee, Mu Pan, Nathan Ota, Rob Sato, Sean Chao, Shawn Cheng, Shizu Saldamando, Souther Salazar, Stasia...

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Worcester Art Museum Samurai! Reception Photos

Worcester Art Museum presents Samurai!  For the many who won't be able to make it or for the many who did enter the doors on April 17th for the reception, here are some photos and some thoughts from the exhibition. First it's a no brainer that I have to thank to the Museum staff for their hard work. Second, the show design is amazing. The room evidently was always used as a white box, but we transformed it into a new environment. There's no single direction. Instead it's purposefully an exhibition that let's you create your own narrative. Reception sponsorship thanks to Julia Huang of InterTrend! (Flickr Folder of Photos) The wall on the right is the text I had...

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Worcester Art Museum - Samurai! Opens Friday

The commonality of the hands on sword of Zatoichi and Mari Inukai (painted by Kent Williams) The exhibition concept began last year, somewhere before the furious cold his the East Coast. In short, the idea was to let the original Japanese armory speak to contemporary artists and see what happens. There was a lot of thinking and dreaming of the possibilities, and of course it gets distilled into what's best for the space and the audience, but perhaps one day, this exhibition will go "full dream." Curating from afar isn't the easiest way to get things done, but from the photographs, the exhibition looks tremendous. I'll be seeing it quite soon. (Worcester Art Museum) The list of artists: Miya Ando,...

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Worcester Museum of Art: Samurai!

Worcester Museum of Art updated their Samurai! page. Opening Party April 17th! Link Artists in the Exhibition On View
: Katsuya Terada, 
Ferris Plock, 
Rob Sato, 
Kent Williams, 
Mu Pan, 
Miya Ando, 
Moira Hahn, 
Yuko Shimizu, Masakatsu Sashie, 
Jed Henry, 
James Jean, 
Kozyndan,
 Shawn Cheng, 
Josh Cochran, 
Esao Andrews, and 
Stan Sakai Mural Project (phase two): 
Andrew Hem
, Audrey Kawasaki, 
Mari Inukai

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Samurai! Exhibition at Worcester Art Museum (WAM)

I'm curating an exhibition titled, Samurai! at Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass. It begins in April and continues through September. I'm including some great folks, some newer to me and some not so new to me. This article lists,  Miya Ando, James Jean, kozyndan, Mu Pan, Ferris Plock, Masakatsu Sashie, Rob Sato, Yuko Shimizu, and Kent Williams. There are more! I'll keep you updated with movements about this exhibition. “Samurai! has been a highly collaborative process with the Museum’s curatorial, education, and conservation departments,” said guest curator Eric Nakamura, founder of the Los Angeles-based Giant Robot Store and GR2 Gallery. “I am used to working with contemporary artists and illustrators, but looking at historical materials through a contemporary lens has...

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