Seven Japanese Artists to Participate in LIGHT YEAR 14: JAPAN PARADE in DUMBO



LIGHT YEAR 14: JAPAN PARADE, LIGHT YEAR, Japanese artists, NYC, Japan, DUMBO, Brooklyn, videography, DUMBO Improvement District, Mar Creation, Hiroshi Kono, Consulate General of Japan in New York, Kyoko Sato, Momoyo Torimitsu, Motoko Wada, Who-fu, Kenji Toma, Kenji Kojima, ON megumi Akiyoshi, Yuki Ideguchi, Manhattan Bridge, Japanese customs


Thursday, June 2 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.

In the Pearl Street Triangle (Anchorage Place and Pearl Street) – DUMBO, Brooklyn

Admission: Free

LIGHT YEAR is an ongoing project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and NYC DOT. Originally created in celebration of the declaration by the United Nations that 2015 is the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of more than 100 artists and curators from around the world.

Supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York in cooperation with Hiroshi Kono of Mar Creation, this year’s project is curated by Kyoko Sato with Mami Kosemura as the editing director.

The participating artists are all New York-based Japanese artists, widely active internationally, and who each bring a unique style of videography to the project. The artists are Momoyo Torimitsu, who is known for works featuring Japanese businessmen; Motoko Wada, who worked on the 3D Snoopy movies; Who-fu, an active figure on the videography scene; Kenji Toma, a photographer who has taken many photos for luxury brands such as Chanel and Dior; Mami Kosemura, an associate professor at Wako University in Tokyo; Kenji Kojima, who is known for his high-tech art; ON megumi Akiyoshi, known for her flower-themed works; and Yuki Ideguchi, who has just finished his first solo show in New York (in collaboration with Suguru Ikeda and Masatora Goya).

The videos are centered around Japanese culture and will be projected onto the Manhattan Bridge. Modern animation and high-tech methods express traditional Japanese culture such as fusuma (sliding door) paintings, woodblock prints, and unique Japanese customs.

For more information, please visit Leo Kuelbs Collection’s website.