Artist Talk: Chim↑Pom

When 14 Apr 2019
Where Parsons School of Design
66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
United States

Sunday, April 14th from 3–5pm

In conjunction with their upcoming exhibition Chim↑Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!) at Art in General in New York City from April 19–July 13, 2019, join us at Parsons for an artist talk by Chim↑Pom. The Tokyo-based artist collective contests unsettled histories and contemporary crises through a practice laced with critique and a distinct playfulness. From intervening in the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima to questioning gentrification by dismantling the core of their alternative space in Tokyo to make an open permanent public walkway through its center, Chim↑Pom has taken their inspiration from a new variety of poison-resistant rat that has proliferated in urban areas and found affinity in these non-humans as fellow street dwellers who survive amidst contamination and hardship. A member of the collective, Ryuta Ushiro, discusses over a decade of their projects that have spanned from Hiroshima to the US-Mexico border.

Chim↑Pom was formed in Tokyo in 2005 by the six artists Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno. They have held solo exhibitions at MoMA P.S.1, Parco Museum, Tokyo, Saatchi Gallery, London, and Dallas Contemporary. They also have been invited to participate in many international biennials, including Sao Paulo Biennial and Shanghai Biennale, Lyon Biennale, and Asian Art Biennial. Their work is in numerous collections including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, M+, Hong Kong, and The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. In 2015, they opened their artist-run space “Garter” in Tokyo to curate and showcase work by many of their contemporaries. Since then, they recently have been working on various projects related to the theme of “borders” and presented “The Other Side,” a project on the U.S.-Mexico border, in 2017.

Upcoming exhibition:

Image courtesy of the organizer.

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