Thursday, January 8, 2009

Jan 8: Winter Session Artist Talk

WINTER SESSION ’09 VISITING ARTIST TALK

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 6:00 PM

HIROSHI SUNARI
Born in Hiroshima, Japan, 1972, Hiroshi Sunairi lives and works in New York where he teaches at NYU's Department of Art and Art Professions. His most recent installation work entitled "White Elephant" was shown in the Japan Society of New York in 2007. "White Elephant" is a deconstructed life-size ceramic elephant, a 9.11 memorial not only for Americans but also for Iraqis and the people of Afghanistan. The installation "A Night of Elephants" was shown at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan in 2005 (Sunairi's hometown). For this installation, Sunairi collaborated with the city of Hiroshima to gather pruned trees that survived the atomic bombing, all of which he inserted into a metal framework in the shape of an elephant lying down. Departing from the Western saying that "Elephants Never Forget," this work debuted on the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Sunairi has exhibited with Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, and LA Galerie Lothar Albrecht, Frankfurt, and Galleri Wang, Oslo.

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