Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Contemporary Landscape: Carol Lee of Paper Magazine and Blogger, Katy Hamer on Tree Project exhibition
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"Hi Hiroshi, Congratulations! I wish I could make it to this but we are leaving for japan on dec 8. Actually, I've been meaning to write to you...I finally was able to make one of my seeds sprout...good luck with your show. We will be in Japan for about 5 months...I have a very reliable housesitter who will look after my tree sprout during that time!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Cynthia Tisue's adventure with Sendan: Giving her one of Sendan seedlings to a woman who worked on Manhattan Project
"I took my tree out in the neighborhood this Sunday"
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The story of my Hibaku Chinese Parasol Tree in Hiroshima: Now it is planted in the park of Hiroshima
The Parasol Tree with Mr. Yuso Takesawa.
Temporarily, the Parasol Tree stayed in Mr. Takesawa's friend's place.
Now Mr. Takesawa got a permission from the city of Hiroshima to plant Hibaku Chinese Parasol Tree in Fukuromachi Kouen (park) in central Hiroshima. Mr. Takesawa (the third person from left) planted Parasol seedling along with Mr. Ishimaru (left), Ms. Kimie Sakaki (2nd left) and Mr. Takesawa's wife.
Hiroshi Sunairi: Founder, Tree Project
Utne Reader visionary
by Staff, Utne Reader
Taking seeds from trees that survived the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast, this artist-cum-entrepreneur has encouraged people to plant them all over the world. By creating beauty from devastation, the creator cultivates peace.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Contemporary Landscape: Tree Project on Tree Hugger - The DROP, Urban Art Infill: Trees from Hiroshima and Solar Powered DJs in New York
Sunday, September 27, 2009
In that way, Miyajima's Kaki Tree Project is different from my Tree Project since I distribute seeds to individuals for their pleasure of growing trees. Take a look at Kaki Tree Project site. It is very beautiful.
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Date: Opening and Arts Festival: Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
The special exhibition 2012+ will be open through October 17, 2009.
4th Floor Gallery
521 W. 25th Street
Between 10th and 11th Aves
New York, NY
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Drop: Urban Art Infill presents the special exhibition 2012+ curated by Alexandra Chang and Mie Iwatsuki. The title is partly coined from the Mayan calendar, indicating an upcoming shift from one phase of life to something new about to take shape. As the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, a certain sense of impending urgency is represented by this number when coupled with the current global realities of climate change. And what is felt locally and individually can potently highlight our participation within a global society. Yet the symbol "+" is also a call to contemplate and seek possibilities to envision what can be.
The 2012+ exhibition investigates the relationship of the urban-based artist and city dweller to their environs, from the city, to how they situate themselves in relationship to the environment on a global level. Each artist presented in the show contemplates their link to their notion of the environment in a unique way. By including both urban space as well as the natural environment within this realm, these artists take into account a point of view specific to the city dweller.
Some art may take on the urgency of a last warning, or contemplation of the politics that results in dystopias of environmental and societal disaster. Some may seek to present elements of harmony, an ideal state of nature, and coexistence, ushering in ideas of optimism or a possible utopia. While others may be meditative on the closeness or elusiveness of these ideas in everyday urban existence.
The special exhibition 2012+ is situated within the frameworks of the daylong art festival THE DROP: URBAN ART INFILL, a series of planned indoor and outdoor art projects, including the best in New York’s independent music, fashion, art and design, creating dialogue in the New York community about our relationship to art, the city and the greater global environment.
Artists participating in the 2012+ exhibition are:
Paul D. Miller
ON Megumi Akiyoshi
Fred Fleisher and Marguerite Day
Here are some documentations of Tree Project Installation on the Opening day, Oct 3, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
"Congratulations, Del! You really got it going!!
This the last batch of seeds from botanical gardens more pics of grown ones in 2 days time cheers grant. This one ours about 3met...
Dear Hiroshi, I just wanted to thank you again for participating in Hybris exhibition. The show is being a total succes...
Hi Hiroshi, Finally!!! One sprouted. The other one still in 'coma' state. Regards, JL Ng