In conjunction with the exhibition Self Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center and Day of Remembrance observances, the NoguchiMuseum will be presenting Bend a performance by Kimi Maeda.
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Admission to the museum is free all day!
Bend at The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, NY 11106
Sunday, February 19, 3:00
Kimi Maeda’s solo performance, Bend, tells the true story of two men incarcerated in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’s father, 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 examines the effects of losing one’s home, one’s cultural identity, and one’s memory. Maeda will be doing a special performance of Bend at The Noguchi Museum on Sunday, February 19 at 3:00 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the incarceration of over 110,000 Japanese Americans. Admission to the museum and the show will be free. For more information, please follow this link.
Maeda will also be conducting several Art for Families and Open Studio programs at the Noguchi Museum, inviting families to use sand as a medium of artistic expression.