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December 16, 2012 – February 17
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Aki Sasamoto: Talking In Circles In Talking
December 16 - February 17, 2013
Opening Reception: December 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Performance: December 16, 4:30pm
Soloway gallery is pleased to present Aki Sasamoto's first exhibition with the gallery, Talking In Circles In Talking, from December 16 - January 27, 2013. Sasamoto will arrange an installation of ice sculptures, capturing their drip sound in corresponding mixing bowls. The installation will be activated through scheduled and impromptu performances when layers of scribbles will be added to the gallery walls. The presence of Sasamoto's sculptures together with her talking will culminate in the real sense of Talking In Circles.
My grandfather died when I was fourteen and became an abacus. In the way ice turns into water, he became this object he left behind......
My grandmother became a kimono belt with black pearls. My teenage friend became a plastic bag filled with a few of the magic mushrooms he grew in his small apartment. My music teacher has just become the wig she wore after chemotherapy. I better start thinking about what to become.
- excerpt from Molasses by Morinis & Sasamoto, 2012
Additional performances are scheduled for January 20, 7:00pm
and TBA in February
Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist. Exhibitions include: Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2009); The Kitchen, New York (2009); The Whitney Biennial, New York (2010; Greater New York, MOMA PS1 (2010); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia (2010); Take Ninagawa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2010 and 2012); Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2012) and CCS Bard College, New York (2012). Sassamato is a recipient of the Oscar Williams and Gene Derwood Award, The New York Community Trust; The Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japanese Government and the The Rema Hort Mann Foundation NY.
Ice sculptures, mixing bowls and impromptu performances make us this work by Sasamoto