Kiichiro Adachi “Big Dipper”

Shirley Fiterman Art Center (BMCC)

poster for Kiichiro Adachi “Big Dipper”

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The Shirley Fiterman Art Center presents the second installation in its new Window Project series in its gallery window facing onto Park Place, a site-specific work by Kiichiro Adachi.

“I regard my works as akin to toys. Toys exist to eliminate boredom and have no scientific accuracy or practical function. My works simulate natural phenomena through unreliable means or impractical experimental apparatuses.” — Kiichiro Adachi

Kiichiro Adachi (born 1979, Osaka, Japan) creates sculptural works that are concerned with the interaction of humans and nature and the influence of that interaction on our relationship with the modern world. Frequently employing moving, mechanical parts, Adachi’s works often initially appear to serve a practical function, but operate instead as poetic devices to observe the framework of the world we inhabit. Adachi has created Big Dipper in the shape of the constellation and its seven constituent stars, Dohbe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid, recreating their reflected natural light with mirrored disco ball materials.

Adachi, who graduated from Tama Art University, relocated to Brooklyn, New York in 2016. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious residencies and awards throughout his career. He has shown his work internationally at both galleries and museums, including Meets ART-the casket of the forest, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan, 2014; Trans-Cool TOKYO: Contemporary Japanese Art from MOT Collection, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Singapore Art Museum, 2011; Busan Biennale, 2010; No Man’s Land, Embassy of France, Japan, 2009; When Lives Become Form, São Paulo Museum of Modern Art, Brazil, 2008; Space For Your Future, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan, 2007.

Also on view, Mediums of Exchange, a two-part collaborative exhibition. Co-curated by Lisa Panzera, director of the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, and Bartholomew F. Bland, director of the Lehman College Art Gallery, the exhibition in its Uptown and Downtown venues includes works by 35 artists who appropriate and re-contextualize currency. Exploring its ever-changing forms and circulation, the artists in Mediums of Exchange engage in sociological, psychological, and economic approaches that raise pivotal questions about the role and function of money.



from February 06, 2019 to March 30, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-02-06 from 18:00 to 20:00


Kiichiro Adachi

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