[WEBCAST] Indigo Moon Calendar: A Studio Visit with Miya AndoVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:30 p.m. Discussion
7:10 p.m. Audience Q&A — Questions welcome via YouTube Live or Facebook Live
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During this time of quarantine in New York City, artist Miya Ando has deeply engaged with the material indigo to develop an entirely new body of work. Using indigo as a way to record time during the NYC lockdown, Ando is creating a kind of calendar comprised of drawings of the moon and night sky made with indigo, and micronized pure silver on Kozo paper. In this unique opportunity to join the artist remotely in her New York studio, the webcast will feature her new works, her reflections on being in the studio over these recent months, and what the history of indigo brings to these contemporary expressions.
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About the Artist
Featured in Asia Society Texas’ current exhibition Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form, Miya Ando is an American artist whose painting and sculpture articulate themes of perception and examine one’s relationship to time. Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood between a Buddhist temple in Japan as well as in rural Northern California. Her work pays homage to ancient techniques and ideas, fusing them with contemporary materials and forms. She often references historic literary texts and examines the idea that the fundamental nature of reality is that all constituent forms that make up the universe are temporary; a concept found in Buddhism as well as quantum physics.
Ando’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions internationally at leading institutions including Asia Society Texas, Houston, TX; The Noguchi Museum, New York, NY; SCAD Museum (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, GA; The Nassau County Museum, New York, NY; and The American University Museum, Washington DC. Her work has also been included in extensive group exhibitions at institutions including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas; LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Bronx Museum, New York, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY. Her work is included in the public collections of LACMA; The Nassau County Museum, New York, NY; Corning Museum of Glass, NY; Detroit Institute of Art Museum (DIA); and Luft Museum, Germany as well as in numerous private collections. Ando has been the recipient of several grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award and a commission for The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT. She exhibited her work in Frontiers Reimagined during the 56th Venice Biennale.
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This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. The Japan Series is presented by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas). Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., the Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. Additional support comes from United Airlines and The Southmore.Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.
Japan Series Presenting Sponsor
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen
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