Art Making as Life Making: Kinji Akagawa at Tamarind
Art Making as Life Making: Kinji Akagawa at Tamarind offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life in a 1960s print workshop. At the age of 25, Akagawa embarked on a fellowship to train as a printer at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. While there, Akagawa collaborated with more than a dozen leading artists, including Ruth Asawa, Herbert Bayer, and Jose Luis Cuevas, printing their lithographs and creating his own editions of prints. The communal environment at Tamarind had a profound impact on his philosophies of art, in which he embraced dialogue, collaboration, and co-creation as pillars of a democratic vision of art. The exhibition features more than 40 works from the Carter’s collection of more than 2,500 Tamarind Workshop prints.
Kinji AkagawaPlay the Piano, 1965
Kinji AkagawaThe Clanging Cataclysm (Pink Jelly II), 1966
Ruth AsawaAiko, 1965
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