In this rare US appearance, renowned Japanese artist Tabaimo will discuss her mesmerizing animations and her artistic influences. SJMA presents “New Stories from the Edge of Asia” / Tabaimo: Her Room, the first major museum exhibition of Tabaimo’s work in the United States, this spring.
Welcome in the Year of the Monkey and enjoy: Traditional live performances, cultural crafts, hands-on activities, family fun, and more!
In her encompassing digital animations, Tabaimo imagines strange, fantastical worlds and explores contemporary urban life in Japan. SJMA’s popular after-hours event ArtRage will celebrate Japanese pop culture with J-pop music from DJ Coco, DIY Art for adults, sake cocktails, and more creative fun.
Celebrate the opening of the spring exhibitions Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo and Tabaimo: Her Room. Be among the first in the galleries and enjoy complimentary refreshments and lively conversation.
As seen in Richard Misrach’s photographs in the exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, walls and fences can have environmental as well as human impact. Hear about life in the communities that contain border walls from Dan Millis, Borderlands program coordinator of the Sierra Club.
As seen in the exhibition Border Cantos: Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo, experimental composer Guillermo Galindo makes musical instruments from objects found along the US-Mexico border. In this special afternoon at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), Galindo will perform some of his compositions for these instruments.
Tabaimo, whose work is featured in the exhibition Tabaimo: Her Room, is influenced by traditional Japanese art forms, including ukiyo-e prints. Popular between the 17th and 19th centuries, ukiyo-e featured urban characters, popular landscapes and literature, and folk tales.
Hear first-hand from the artists about the intriguing and fruitful collaboration that led to the powerful exhibition Border Cantos. Photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo will discuss their creative processes, the points at which their work intersected, and the surprises along the way.
Assistant Curator Rory Padeken will lead visitors through the exhibition and discuss the surreal animations of Tabaimo, one of Japan’s most respected new-media artists.
The traditional arts of Japan include a number of visually dynamic forms, traces of which can be seen in the work of Tabaimo, the subject of the exhibition Tabaimo: Her Room. Karen Fraser, assistant professor of Asian art in the Department of Art and Art History at Santa Clara University, California, will introduce two of the best-known forms of performance art: Bunraku puppet theater and the stylized Kabuki theater.
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