Art + Culture
Light Year presents “Japan Parade”
LIGHT YEAR 14: JAPAN PARADE
Single channel videos projected onto the Manhattan Bridge
Thursday June 2
Dusk – 10pm
In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place & Pearl St.)
Curator: KYOKO SATO
Editing Director: MAMI KOSEMURA
Supported by: the Consulate General of Japan in New York
In Cooperation with: Hiroshi Kono
The participating artists are all Japanese artists who are based in New York, widely active internationally, and who each bring a unique style of videography to the project: Momoyo Torimitsu, who is known for works featuring Japanese businessmen, Motoko Wada, who worked on the 3D Snoopy movies, Who-fu, an active figure on the videography scene, Kenji Toma, a photographer who has taken many photos for luxury brands such as Chanel and Dior, Mami Kosemura, an associate professor at Wako University in Tokyo, Kenji Kojima, who is known for his high-tech art, ON megumi Akiyoshi, known for her flower-themed works, and Yuki Ideguchi, who has just finished his first solo show in New York (in collaboration with Suguru Ikeda and Masatora Goya).
The videos are centered around Japanese culture. Modern animation and high-tech methods express traditional Japanese culture such as fusuma (sliding door) paintings, woodblock prints and unique Japanese customs.
About LIGHT YEAR:
LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 100 artists and curators from around the world.