BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.6612@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20220709T000000Z DTEND:20220709T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Held in conjunction with the exhibition\, <em>Kazuko Miyamoto: To perform a line</em> (exhibition now extended through July 24)\, this half-day symposium on the artist features an interdisciplinary group of ar tists\, curators and scholars. Each speaker will discuss an important pers pective on Kazuko Miyamoto’s innovative practice over the past five deca des. Topics include feminism in the arts\, close readings of specific work s\, the New York avant-garde\, and the role of collaboration and community in artistic practice. The closing panel will reflect on the themes and id eas that have emerged from the earlier presentations as well as broaden th e conversation to engage with contemporary matters and practices.\n\n<em>K azuko Miyamoto: To perform a line</em>—the artist’s first institutiona l solo exhibition—traces the conceptual complexity and visual range of a n artist who has challenged and broadened the legacy of post-1960s interna tional art. Miyamoto was born in Tokyo in 1942\, and has lived and worked in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood since 1964. From 1968\, the artist responded to and critiqued the innovations of Minimalism by emp hasizing a handmade process and performance. Her involvement as an early m ember of New York’s A.I.R. (Artists in Residence) Gallery\, the first al l-female collective in the United States\, and the establishment of her ow n Gallery Onetwentyeight in 1986\, underscore the importance of feminism\, collaboration and community in her practice.\n\nSpeakers\nElise Armani\,  art historian\n\nRoxana Fabius\, Executive Director of A.I.R. Gallery\n \nLeon Ransmeier\, exhibition designer and founder of Ransmeier\, Inc.\n\ nBarbara Stehle\, curator\, and art historian\n\nKunie Sugiura\, artist\ n\nAbout the Speakers\n<strong>Elise Armani </strong>is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University\, where her disser tation examines transnational artist networks on Manhattan's Lower East Si de. Her MA thesis was the first scholarly investigation of Kazuko Miyamoto 's time in New York from 1964 to the present. She is a Graduate Council Fe llow\, a recipient of the Miriam and Maurice Goldberger Fellowship\, and w as the president of the Art History Graduate Student Organization from 202 0 to 2022. She holds a BA in Gender Studies and BFA in Art Practice from t he University of Minnesota. In correspondence with her scholarship\, Arman i has an active independent curatorial practice and has contributed to pro jects at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum\, the Dallas Museum of Art\, the Walker Art Center\, the Weisman Art Museum and TANK Shanghai.\n\n<strong> Roxana Fabius </strong>is the Executive Director of A.I.R. Gallery\, an a rtist-run nonprofit arts organization and exhibition space founded in 1972 as the first all-female artist cooperative gallery in the United States. She has served as an adjunct professor at the Center for Curatorial Studie s\, Bard College\, and Tel Aviv University\, and has organized exhibitions at the Judd Foundation (New York)\, The Park Avenue Armory (New York) and the Cultural Center of Spain (Uruguay)\, among others.\n\n<strong>Leon Ra nsmeier</strong> is the founder of Ransmeier Inc.\, a New York-based desi gn office. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design\, his work has been published internationally and is included in permanent collections at SFMOMA and The Corning Museum of Glass. Clients include 2016/ Arita\, HAY \, Herman Miller\, Japan Creative\, Maharam\, Mattiazzi\, and SPACE10. He is a founding member of the Tokyo-based coffee products company ENTO. Rans meier has spoken at Aalto University in Helsinki\, California College of t he Arts and Pratt Institute\, and has lectured and led multiple design wor kshops at Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is an ongoing visiting critic at th e Rhode Island School of Design and the Parsons School of Design and his r esearch has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies i n the Fine Arts.\n\n<strong>Barbara Stehle</strong> is an independent cur ator and art advisor who has worked for several museums in Europe and the United States\, including the Centre Georges Pompidou and The Kunsthaus Z ürich. She has written extensively on modern art\, contemporary art and a rchitecture\, and has published a seminal thesis on the work of Max Beckma nn. Stehle teaches at New York University and the Rhode Island School of D esign.\n\nKunié Sugiura practice explores a diverse range of photographi c expression. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1967. At SAIC\, Sugiura studied under the conceptual ph otographer Kenneth Josephson. After experimenting with color photography i n the 1960s and combining acrylic paint with photography on canvas in the 1970s\, Sugiura began producing photograms with everyday objects in the 19 80s. While pursuing connections between photography and other media\, she has also been interested in photography’s materiality\, and the way that this materiality can be abstracted. Her works are included in the permane nt collections of the Denver Art Museum\; The Museum of Fine Arts\, Boston \; The Museum of Modern Art\, New York\; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. SUMMARY:Kazuko Miyamoto: A Symposium URL:/en/events/2022/07/09/kazuko-miyamoto-a-symposium/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR