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Brett Littman and Miwako Tezuka
on Arakawa and Isamu Noguchi

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 2pm
Christie’s New York
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With their expansively imaginative works, New York–based artists of Japanese descent Arakawa and Isamu Noguchi both pushed artistic, conceptual, and ideological limits throughout their lives, probing the line between art and design as well as borders within cultural identities. Brett Littman, director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, will be in conversation with Miwako Tezuka, consulting curator of Arakawa and Madeline Gins’s Reversible Destiny Foundation, to discuss the kinship between these artists in terms of their genre-defying interests and activities. The event is free and open to the public.

Arakawa, That in Which No. 2, 1974–75 © Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins

Arakawa, That in Which No. 2, 1974–75 © Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins

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Installation view, Arakawa: Waiting Voices, Gagosian, Basel, November 25, 2021–January 22, 2022. Artwork © 2021 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins. Photo: Annik Wetter

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Tiffany Lambert, curator at the Japan Society in New York, will discuss the relationship between Arakawa’s art and his collaborative architecture practice with Madeline Gins. Taking Arakawa’s conceptual works from the 1960s and the 1980s—including paintings and drawings on view in the exhibition Arakawa: Waiting Voices at Gagosian, Basel, through January 22—as a starting point, this online talk examines the compelling connections between these works and the pair’s idea of using the built form as a way to investigate and transform the relationship between body and environment. To join the online event, register at zoom.us.

Installation view, Arakawa: Waiting Voices, Gagosian, Basel, November 25, 2021–January 22, 2022. Artwork © 2021 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins. Photo: Annik Wetter

Arakawa, Sketches for “An Anatomy of the Signified or If . . .” (Part 1 and 2) No. 5, 1974–75 © 2021 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins. Photo: Rob McKeever

Tour

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Waiting Voices

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 11am EST (5pm CET)

Join the Reversible Destiny Foundation for a virtual tour of the exhibition Arakawa: Waiting Voices with Ignacio Adriasola, assistant professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at the University of British Columbia. On view at Gagosian, Basel, through January 22, the exhibition features works on canvas and paper made by Arakawa between 1964 and 1984. The artist was one of the earliest international pioneers of Conceptual art, and a founding member of the Japanese avant-garde collective Neo Dada. To join the online event, register at us02web.zoom.us.

Arakawa, Sketches for “An Anatomy of the Signified or If . . .” (Part 1 and 2) No. 5, 1974–75 © 2021 Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins. Photo: Rob McKeever

Arakawa, And/Or in Profile No. 2, 1974 © Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins

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Diagrams for the Imagination

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Stephen Hepworth will lead a tour of the exhibition Arakawa: Diagrams for the Imagination at Gagosian, 980 Madison Avenue, New York. This show examines the works Arakawa made in the two decades following his 1961 arrival in New York, a period during which he worked in two dimensions, using paint, ink, graphite, and assemblage on canvas and paper. To attend the free event, RSVP to nytours@gagosian.com.

Arakawa, And/Or in Profile No. 2, 1974 © Estate of Madeline Gins. Reproduced with permission of the Estate of Madeline Gins

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