Obihiro artists Daisaku Ueno and Hiroshi Mehata will give a public talk at the Hyde Part Art Center about their works, as curators Asha Iman Veal and Kioto Aoki discuss similarities between the two exhibitions “Shikou Kairo: Patterns of Thought” and “The Tokyo Show: Black and Brown are Beautiful.”
Asian Improv aRts Midwest (AIRMW) presents a Chicago/Obihiro Exchange Project special event – 思考回路 / Shikou Kairo: Patterns of Thought, a three-week exhibition at Hairpin Arts Center featuring artists from Japan and Chicago to facilitate dialogue about the artistic and intellectual approach of post-war, new immigrant generations of Japanese within the context of contemporary art.
The Tokyo Show: Black & Brown Are Beautiful explores cross-cultural solidarity across communities that are often kept apart by geographic or political distance. This exhibition and ongoing project advocates for redirected routes of dialogues across global space—through the leadership of artists, and as a way to reconsider complex identities. On view at Hyde Park Art Center through September 29.