J-Collabo and Honkaku Spirts to Host Naoko Tosa Closing Reception

Naoko Tosa: Zero Gravity Closing Reception

Friday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

J-Collabo – 300 7th Street, Brooklyn

Admission: Free

J-Collabo and Honkaku Spirts will host the special closing reception of Naoko Tosa: Zero Gravity.

The exhibition, which closes on Sunday, September 25, is an immersive art and fashion installation by the recipient of the 2022 J-Collabo AAME special mention award.

In addition to celebrating the closing of the exhibition with artist Naoko Tosa, J-Collabo will introduce a commemorative NFT auction. Christopher Pellegrini, founder of Honkaku Spirits, will present an exclusive lineup of shochu drinks selected for the exhibition.

To RSVP, please visit J-Collabo’s Facebook event page or email info.jcollabo@gmail.com.

©Naoko Tosa

About Naoko Tosa

Naoko Tosa started her artistic career with a focus on video works and has since expanded her practice as a multidisciplinary artist. She uses the latest “Cultural Computing” technologies to showcase the uniqueness and sensitivity of traditional Japanese culture.

She made her latest series, Sound of Ikebana, with a high-speed video camera, which enables her to “stretch” time as well as extract and embrace the beauty of nature. By creating the works in weightless parabolic flight, the works appear to be freed from gravity. Sound of Ikebana is a series of works that evolves beyond the 2D monitor screen, as three-dimensional glass sculptures or prints on garments.

Though based in Kyoto, Japan, Tosa considers New York her second home as an artist. One of her earliest video works, An Expression, is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In April 2017, her signature video art series Sound of Ikebana was shown at Times Square. It used more than 60 digital billboards as part of the Midnight Moment public art series.

Tosa questions our conventional scientific perspectives and hopes that her work will be able to liberate us with a new way to experience time and gravity.

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