ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; Cambridge Arts Council
SPEAKER(S): Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, working with sculpture, dance, video, sound, and installation. Her installations are arrangements of sculpturally altered found objects, in which Sasamoto weaves constructed narratives that are personal yet open to relation and reflection. As part of her practice she collaborates with musicians, choreographers, scientists and scholars, and plays multiple roles of dancer, sculptor, or director.
Aki Sasamoto's recent performances include "Food Rental" at the High Line, New York (2015); "Wrong Happy Hour/The Last Call" at Parasophia, Japan (2015); and "Sunny in the Furnace" at The Kitchen, New York (2014). Sasamoto has participated in solo exhibitions such as "Delicate Cycle," SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2016); "No Choice," Harmony Murphy Gallery, Los Angeles (2015); "Wrong Happy Hour," JTT, New York (2014). Additionally she has participated in group exhibitions such as the 3rd Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2016); 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China (2016), "Roppongi Crossing 2013: Out of Doubt" at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2013); "A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS" at CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2012); Gwangju Biennale 2012, Gwangju, South Korea (2012); and the "Whitney Biennial," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010).
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Sasamoto will discuss the use of food and metaphor in art making. This talk is in collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council exhibition, "Common Exchange," on view May 14–Sep 30, 2017.