Hiraku Suzuki: Live Drawing Performance (with Raz Mesinai)

When 8 Dec 2011
8:00PM - 9:00PM
Where Location One
26 Greene Street
New York, NY
United States

Hiraku Suzuki performing live drawing. Courtesy of the artist and Location One, New York

December 8 2011, 8pm

Press Release:

Artist Hiraku Suzuki will perform live drawings in collaboration with composer/DJ Raz Mesinai in a duel/duet where hands attack horizontal surfaces: one artist on paper, the other vinyl, as visual and sonic worlds collide and combine.

Hiraku Suzuki obtained an MFA from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Focusing on ideas of memory and excavation, the work of Hiraku Suzuki centers around an expanded notion of drawing; encompassing works on paper and panels, installation, murals, frottages as well as live drawing performance. Much of his work hinges on the vast library of signs and glyphs he has developed by focusing on the shapes, forms, rhythms and materials of his immediate environment, which can be understood as the base units of the ever-changing hidden language of the city. His recent solo exhibitions include at WIMBLEDON space, London (2011), Galerie du JourAgnes b., Paris (2010) and Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Tokyo (2008). Group exhibitionsinclude Roppongi Crossing, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2010); 100 stories of love, The21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2009); Between site and space, ARTSPACE, Sydney (2009); Redbull House of Art, Hotel Central, Sao Paulo (2009)and Vision of Contemporary Art, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo (2009). His early works are held in thecollection of The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. Publications include GENGA, published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha/Agnes b., and Looking For Minerals, published by BEAMS. http://www.wordpublic.com/hiraku

Raz Mesinai is a New-York based composer, producer, DJ and sound alchemist, making music at the intersection of Dub and modern composition. Long considered one of the premier innovators behind the New York school of experimental dub/dance music scene in the early nineties he continues to push the envelope, collaborating with such pioneers in diverse genres from Kode9, Shackleton and Meat Beat Manifesto to John Zorn and The Kronos Quartet.

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