Paper Forum | In Conversation with Kinji Akagawa
Join artist Kinji Akagawa and curator Spencer Wigmore for an evening of conversation about the exhibition Art Making as Life Making: Kinji Akagawa at Tamarind. In the summer of 1965, Akagawa received a fellowship to train as a printer at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. The experience was transformative for the young artist, who found in the collaborative work of printmaking a democratic vision of society. Together, Akagawa and Wigmore will discuss the importance of Tamarind and the unheralded role of collaborative printmaking.
Born in Tokyo in 1940, Akagawa trained at the Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo before coming to the United States, where he spent time at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. After his fellowship at Tamarind, he moved permanently to the United States, eventually taking up a teaching position at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is best known for public art commissions that merge sculpture, design, and architecture.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation may be provided during this event upon advance request.
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Photo courtesy of Kinji Akagawa