Ei Arakawa

Vortrag
Ei Arakawa: A Performance Group: Jikken Kōbō (Experimental Workshop) and Etc.
Donnerstag, 10. Juni, 19 Uhr, Aula

Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Ei Arakawa (b. 1977, Japan) almost always works in a group. Involving simple building materials, video, choreographed sequences and printed banners and posters, the performances he organizes address particular domains of identity - spectacular rock stages, USA alien status, Japanese historical avant-garde, Gay riots, and the administration of artist singularities. Yet, the group tries to leap/leak from these, continuously and temporarily. Ei Arakawa's exhibitions/performances have taken place at Performa07, New York; Yokohama Triennale, Japan; New Museum, New York; The Power Plant, Toronto; ICA, London; Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; and University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor.

Grand Openings (since 2005) is a performance collective that consists of five different commitments; a performance artist (Ei Arakawa); a painter/musician/writer (Jutta Koether); a gallerist/artist/singer (Emily Sundblad); a curator (Jay Sanders); and a composer (Stefan Tcherepnin); Their performances were shown in Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Bumbershoot 2008, Seattle; MUMOK, Vienna; Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Nigata; and Performa05, New York. With the funding from Kunstzeitraum, Munich, Grand Openings is currently working on their upcoming book planned to be released from Koenig Books London in 2010/11.