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In Conversation with TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA
Wed 22 March 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM HKT
RORY PADEKEN (Associate Curator of San Jose Museum of Art)
IN CONVERSATION WITH
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017 12:00 - 13:30
38 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Hong Kong
About Tomokazu Matsuyama:
Tomokazu Matsuyama was born in Japan in 1976 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA in Communication Design from the Pratt Institute (NY). Matsuyama has exhibited at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute in MA, the Asian American Arts Centre in NY, the Katzen Arts Center at American University Museum in Washington DC, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, the Japan Society in NY and among other galleries, institutions and art fairs in all over the world including Australia, Turkey, Dubai, Luxemburg, Hong Kong and Japan. His works are in the permanent collections of Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Microsoft, The Standard Hotel, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and more. In 2014, he was awarded the Harbour City Gallery Public Art Commission in Hong Kong.
Matsuyama’s work responds to his own bi-cultural experience of growing up between Japan and America by bringing together aspects of both Eastern and Western aesthetic systems. Matsuyama is influenced by a variety of subjects, including Japanese art from the Edo and Meiji eras, classical Greek and Roman statuary, French Renaissance painting, post-war contemporary art, and the visual language of global, popular culture as embodied by mass-produced commodities.
About Rory Padeken:
Rory Padeken is associate curator at the San Jose Museum of Art where he has worked since 2011. Recent exhibitions organized include Tabaimo: Her Room; Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo; Beta Space: Diana Thater; and David Levinthal: Make Believe. He has overseen the production of new works by artists Betsabeé Romero, Fallen Fruit, Matthew Moore, and Evan Holm. He was formerly Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Fellow at the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2010). He is currently developing a major exhibition with artist Dinh Q. Lê for spring 2018.
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