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b. 1977, Japan

Ei Arakawa Related Press

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 Related Press HIGHLIGHTS FROM SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 2017 26 June 2017, ArtAsiaPacific

Münster, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, is a worthy contender for the title of bicycle capital of Europe. Visitors heading to the city's decennial event, Skulptur Projekte, saw bicycles parked or abandoned immediately outside Münster Central Station, a telling sign that the event and city is best experienced on two wheels, and on a leisurely...

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'Tryst': commercialising Japanese art history with Ei Arakawa at Taka Ishii Gallery, New York Related Press 'Tryst': commercialising Japanese art history with Ei Arakawa at Taka Ishii Gallery, New York 18 March 2017, Art Radar Journal

This is performance artist Ei Arakawa's third solo exhibition project with Taka Ishii Gallery and sees the artist once again turning to musical elements. For the exhibition, Arakawa chose five famous paintings by the Japanese Gutai Group artists, each of which was shown through a hand-made LED screen. These screens were displayed in a kind of...

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9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art Related Press 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art 13 June 2016, Frieze

‘It is the present that is unknowable, unpredictable, and incomprehensible – forged by a persistent commitment to a set of fictions […] Let’s give a body to the problems of the present where they occur so as to make them a matter of agency – not spectatorship,’ writes DIS in their catalogue for the 9th Berlin...

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Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale Related Press Review: 'The Present in Drag,' 9th Berlin Biennale 7 June 2016, Art Agenda

Berlin’s history of internecine violence is visible on its civic surface, a characteristic that holds currency in both mainstream and art tourism; what differentiates these two modes is a style rather than a politics. Who can say what a city means? Gentrification mistakes lack of capital for lack of life, confuses the unexploited with...

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Soup Made From Fukushima Vegetables At Frieze Art Fair Related Press Soup Made From Fukushima Vegetables At Frieze Art Fair 9 October 2014, Nick Clark for The Independent / 25 September 2014

Would you eat soup made from radioactive vegetables? And if you did, would it be art? At this year’s Frieze Art Fair in London, two Japanese artists offer visitors that chance to enjoy a broth made from ingredients sourced from Fukushima. The artists, known as United Brothers, are making the soup as part of the performance art piece...

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