Focus on Video Art: Kumano and Go Figure


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Asia Society Presents Two Exhibitions Focusing on Video Art
From the Museum's Newly Established Collection

Mariko Mori: Kumano
June 8 through August 1, 2010

Go Figure: Five Contemporary Videos
July 13 through August 15, 2010

This summer, Asia Society presents two exhibitions focusing on video art showcasing works by six artists from China, Japan, and the United States. Mariko Mori: Kumano introduces a recently acquired video work, Kumano, by Mariko Mori (born 1967, Japan), in a uniquely contextualized exhibition environment. Go Figure: Five Contemporary Videos presents varied approaches to single channel video explored by five leading Asian and Asian American artists.

The full release is attached below.

Image, above: Mariko Mori (born 1967, Japan). Kumano, 1997-1998. Single-channel video, sound. 8 minutes, 50 seconds. Edition 4 of 5. Asia Society, New York: Purchase with funds donated by Carol and David Appel