Studio VU 2017-2018 Lecture Series welcomes Aki Sasamoto
The Vanderbilt University Department of Art and the Studio VU Lectures Series opens the 2017-2018 season with Aki Sasamoto and her lecture titled Today’s Special on September 20, 2017 at 6pm in Room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.
Sasamoto works in sculpture, performance, dance, and whatever medium it takes to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Aki moves and talks inside the careful arrangement of sculpturally altered objects, activating bizarre emotions behind daily life. Her works appear in gallery spaces, theater spaces, as well as in odd sites. Shown at SculptureCenter, the Kitchen, Chocolate Factory Theater, Whitney Biennial 2010 at Whitney Museum, Greater New York 2010 at MOMA-PS1, New York; Mori Museum, Take Ninagawa, Yokohama Triennale 2008, Japan; Gwangju Biennial 2012, South Korea; Shanghai Bien- nale 2016, China; Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, India; and numerous other international and domestic venues. She has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, mathematicians, and scholars. She teaches Sculpture at Rutgers University.
Aki likes food.
All lectures are free and open to the public.