NY *HE*ART Beat, Japan

“Many of our relationships in Japan have confirmed that they are okay, but this is an incredibly difficult time in this part of the world and we wanted to do all that we can to help.”

poster for Takahiro Kaneyama

Takahiro Kaneyama "Shumafura"

at Miyako Yoshinaga
in the Upper East Side area
This event has ended - (2009-03-05 - 2009-04-11)

poster for

"Art For Japan" Exhibition

at Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery
in the Soho area
This event has ended - (2011-03-29)

poster for

"I Love Japan More Than Ever" Silent Auction and Silent Film

at graphite.
in the Bushwick area
This event has ended - (2011-03-31)

poster for

"Concert For Japan"

at Japan Society Gallery
in the Midtown area
This event has ended - (2011-04-09)

poster for Marcia Kure

Marcia Kure "Dressed Up"

at Susan Inglett Gallery
in the Chelsea 24th area
This event has ended - (2011-03-17 - 2011-04-23)

poster for Andreas Gefeller

Andreas Gefeller "The Japan Series"

at Hasted Kraeutler
in the Chelsea 24th area
This event has ended - (2011-03-31 - 2011-05-14)

In Features by Teri Duerr 2011-03-23 print

Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects and New York-based Japanese artist Takahiro Kaneyama are donating proceeds from five images from Kaneyama’s “Shumafura” series, taken on the photographer’s 2008 trip to visit his fisherman uncle and the villages along the Northern Honshu coast. One of the images, Man by the Shore, was taken in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, a town largely destroyed by the March 11 tsunami and subsequent fires.

“Kaneyama has a strong tie to the region,” said gallery owner Miyako Yoshinaga. According to a post on the gallery’s website Kaneyama’s closest friend from college was lost for several days, and though he has since been found safe, his friend’s parents and grandparents remain missing.

“We believe in the power of art to inspire people to participate in humanitarian efforts,” said Yoshinaga. “This project is a fund raiser, but it’s also a tribute to the region that was severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.”
Takahiro Kaneyama
ARTIST: Takahiro Kaneyama
ART: $60/each ($50 for two or more), archival pigment prints, 5”x7” image, 8.5”x11” sheet. A) Fishing Boat Flags, B) Man by the Shore, C) Squid Fishing Boat, D) Seaweed Picker E) Man on the Boat.
DONATION: 100% of all proceeds go to Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. More info at miyakoyoshinaga.com.

Hendershot Gallery on the Lower East Side is throwing a speakeasy art party at The Undisclosed Location to raise funds for Japan relief. Reservations are $50, $100, or $150 and include an open wine and martini bar, New Orleans-inspired étouffée and gumbo samplers, and, according to the event description, “a combination of acoustic groove jazz-based music, performance art, and new technologies in projection and real-time imaging.”

ARTISTS: Paradigm Shift (Malachi “Mike” Basden, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Rolando Morales-Matos, Andrew Atkinson, Theo Hill, and Ryan Berg), dancers Jessica Delia, Rebecca Woods and Carter Timmins, cellist Christopher Lancaster, and jazz photographer Adriana Matao.
DONATION: Proceeds to go to AmeriCares Disaster Relief. $50, $100, $150, Undisclosed Location, Hendershot allery, 195 Chrystie Street, NYC. Tickets and info at Eventbrite.

Ouchi Gallery in Brooklyn is hosting a “Japan Earthquake Charity Exhibition” and concert with an open call for all artists to donate their work. Donations at the door and from art work sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund.

ARTISTS: Various, and music by Robin’s Egg Blue, Arisa I, and Naoko Ono.
DONATION: 100% door and art sales proceeds go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund. More info at ouchigallery.com.

ISE Cultural Foundation is organizing “Art for Japan, ” a one-day art exhibition of donated works priced at either $20 or $40 each. This cash-only art sale will take place at the Foundation’s Front Space Gallery, and all proceeds will

ARTISTS: Various
ART: All work $20 or $40, cash only.
DONATION: 100% of proceeds from sold works will be donated to Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures through the Japanese American Association of New York. More info at iseny.org.

graphite., an emerging art space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is throwing an “I Love Japan More Than Ever” silent auction and film fund raiser featuring works from several dozen artists such as Tomoko Sugimoto, Ryan McGinness, Max Steiner, and Kenzo Minami.

“We are close with [our charity] organizers, and are confident that our donation will be put to good use,” said graphite., in a statement from event organizer Shinya Nakamura. “The recovery and mourning in Japan has just begun. The crisis could get even worse, depending on what happens next at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Now, more than ever, the Japanese people need our help and support to get through this crisis. Please come and join us for a fun night and a good cause.”
Tomoko Sugimoto
ARTISTS: Phoenix, Matthew Waldman, Ryan McGinness, Kenzo Minami, José Parla, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Lady Aiko, Kenji Hirata, Rostarr, Sebastien Agneessens, Motomichi, Nakamura, Tomoko Sugimoto, Katja Holtz, Junko Shimizu, Patrick Bradley, Austin Power, Hiroki Otsuka, Shigeko Okada, Keiko Tokushima, Yoko Furusho, Lisa Alisa, Max Steiner, Terrance Hughes, Hazuki Aikawa, Begonia Colomar, Masa Kawamura, Akane Kodani, and more.
DONATION: 100% of proceeds go to Jhelp a non-profit currently working to bring food, clothing, blankets, water, etc., to people in the Tohoku region where the tsunami hit hardest. More info at www.graphiteny.com.

Japan Society, one of the most active and ambitious fund raisers for Japan relief efforts in New York will donate 100% of the proceeds from a 12-hour concert, organized by John Zorn, and featuring dozens of music acts and performances including Philip Glass & Hal Willner; Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and Zorn; Ryuichi Sakamoto; and Bill Laswell and gigi band. In addition, special activities will be available for all ages, from making origami cranes and washi lanterns for good wishes to unlimited access to Japan Society’s “Bye Bye Kitty!!!” exhibition of sixteen mid-career Japanese artists.

“We knew right away we wanted to do something to help,” said Japan Society VP of External Affairs Daniel Rosenblum. “Japan Society was active in the relief effort after the quake in Kobe in ’95 and we realized right away that we were in a position to directly, powerfully, help – even more this time around because of the Internet and through our website.”

To that end, Japan Society set up the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund, which has raised over 1.8 million to date. The fund will be dispersed to a wide variety of disaster and relief organizations based on organizational strengths, areas of expertise, transparency, implementation strategies, and other criteria. “We hope to announce the first recipients very soon,” said Rosenblum.

ARTISTS: GALA block I artists: Philip Glass, Hal Willner, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson John Zorn; GALA block II artists Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bill Laswell and gigi band.
ART: “Bye Bye Kitty!!!” exhibition
DONATION: 100% of the April 9, 2011 concert will be donated to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Tickets for each gala block $100, general admission to gallery $5. Additionally, 50% of all “Bye Bye Kitty!!!” exhibition admission now through June 30, 2011 will be donated. Tickets and more info at japansociety.org/earthquake.

Susan Inglett Gallery and Nigerian-born artist Marcia Kure are donating a 2.5% of any sales from Kure’s first solo exhibition “Dressed Up” at the gallery from March 17 to April 23, 2011. Kure’s series draws from 19th Century Victorian era and contemporary hip-hop imagery, reimagined as hybrid photomontage portraits.

ARTIST: Marcia Kure
DONATION: 2.5% of all sales March 17 to April 23, 2011 from “Dressed Up” will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Scoiety. More info at inglettgallery.com.

Hasted Kraeutler plans to donate all sales proceeds from a 30-edition printing of Untitled (Cherry Blossoms), a striking image of cherry blossoms scattered on black asphalt, by German photographer Andreas Gefeller, to the American Red Cross Pacific Tsunami Relief Efforts fund. An additional 5% of all sales proceeds from Gefeller’s third Hasted Kraeutler solo exhibition, “The Japan Series,” running March 31-May 14, 2011, will also be donated.

“We had been planning this exhibition for years,” said Joseph Kraeutler, “but after the event in Japan, we decided to help out with this project.… Many of our relationships in Japan have confirmed that they are okay, but this is an incredibly difficult time in this part of the world and we wanted to do all that we can to help.”

Andreas Gefeller

ARTIST: Andreas Gefeller
ART: $300/each, special 30-edition 17”x22” print, Untitled (Cherry Blossom), 2010
DONATION: 100% of proceeds from Untitled (Cherry Blossoms) and 5% all other prints sold from “The Japan Series” until May 14, 2011, go to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief fund. More info at hastedkraeutler.com.

NY Art Beat’s own sister website, as many know, is Tokyo Art Beat operating in Tokyo. With friends and colleagues working and living throughout Japan, many at NYAB have been personally affected by recent events related to the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. When you don’t know what to do with your children, when they get tired of reading books and walking along the street, the only way out for you to relax from your children is to put your boys and girls on the website to play online games on your computer or any gadget.

In addition to many of the generous artists and arts venues supporting Japan relief above, NYAB and several arts sites are helping to collect donations throughout the city with our “Love Art & Help Japan” collection boxes. “With a group of good friends we also decided to help the disaster victims by collecting donations in art venues,” said NYAB in a recent statement. All donations will go to the disaster relief in Japan through the Japanese Red Cross.

Love Art & Help Japan

If you are an arts site and would like to participate, please contact email us for your box.

Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
JADA at Ukrainian Institute, 2 E 79th St., New York, NY 10075, until March 23, 2011
Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Koichi Yanagi Fine Art, 17 E 71th St., Fl.4, New York, NY 10021
Sebastian Izzard Asian Art, 17 E 76th St., Fl.3, New York, NY 10021
Hiroshi Yanagi, Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Ave., Fl.2, New York, NY 10075
Carol Davenport, 5 E 82nd St., Ground Fl., New York, NY 10028
Mika Gallery, 41 E 57th St., 8th Fl., New York 10022
Scholten Japanese Art, 145 W 58th St., New York, NY 10019
Ippodo Gallery, 521 W 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Ethan Cohen,14 Jay St., New York, NY 10013
White Box, 329 Broome St., New York, NY 10002
Bonham’s, 580 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022
Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 23 E 67 St., New York NY 10065
RH Gallery, 137 Duane St., New York, NY 10013
Miyako Yoshinaga, 547 W 27th St., 2 Fl., New York, NY 10001
McCaffrey Fine Art, 23 E 67th St., New York, NY 10065

Teri Duerr

Teri Duerr. Teri lives in Brooklyn where she co-runs Horse+Dragon NYC, a boutique agency that puts creative talents to work on publicity, editing, design, and events/exhibitions for artists, writers and nonprofit friends. She has spent much of the last year launching publicity campaigns for films at Tribeca, Sundance, SXSW, MoMA, and for television broadcast. In addition to being a contributing editor for the highly dubious culture publication Chief Magazine, and a book reviews editor for Mystery Scene, she spent four years as director and editorial mentor for the Minneapolis teen girls’ magazine Chicas in the Mix, followed In 2000 by editor in chief posts at events & culture magazines Tokyo Scene and Kansai Scene in Japan. Her editorial and photo production work has appeared in places like Best Life, The Source, Men’s Health, Organic Style, Vogue Korea, Vogue China, and most recently Tom Tom Magazine and CODE. » See other writings


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