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Kimi Maeda Performs ‘Bend’ | Day of Remembrance 2017

  • The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Street Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)

As part of a free Community Day marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, artist Kimi Maeda presents her solo performance, ‘Bend,’ at the Noguchi Museum to accompany the exhibition ‘Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center.’ 

The performance tells the true story of two men interned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’s father Robert Maeda, an Asian Art historian who suffered from dementia at the end of his life, and the subject of his research, Isamu Noguchi. Weaving together live feed projections of sand drawings with archival footage from the 1940s, Maeda’s performance poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered.

Admission to the Museum is free all day on February 19, and includes admission to the 2 pm Public Tour, and 3 pm performance of ‘Bend.’

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During the course of the exhibition, Maeda will also lead Art for Families and Open Studio programs to engage families with Noguchi’s story through weekend art workshops. These workshops will use sand as a medium of artistic expression, referencing the landscape of the Poston internment camp. 

More information about family programs:

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The ‘Artists at Noguchi’ series represents The Noguchi Museum’s ongoing engagement with contemporary artists, writers, designers, musicians, and others as a means of creating a dialogue between Noguchi’s vision and his continuing impact on our culture.


Earlier Event: February 18
All Types of Kinds
Later Event: March 3
Free First Friday