“We Are One” Exhibition Photo Report

109 artists donated their art, which was nearly all sold at prices $100-200.

poster for

"We Are One" Exhibition

at Gallery 61 NYIT
in the Harlem, Bronx area
This event has ended - (2011-04-11)

poster for Mariko Mori, Ingo Günther & DJ Spooky

Mariko Mori, Ingo Günther & DJ Spooky "Benefit Artists Talk for Japan"

at Gallery 61 NYIT
in the Harlem, Bronx area
This event has ended - (2011-04-11)

In Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2011-04-19 print

“We Are One” fundraiser for Japan took place on April 11, 2011 at New York Institute of Technology. 109 artists donated their art, which was nearly all sold at prices $100-200.

While the sale was proceeding, an art talk presented by “Love Art & Help Japan” took place in the adjacent auditorium. Reiko Tomii moderated the discussion between Mariko Mori and Ingo Günther, artists with strong artistic connections with Japan. Before the moderated discussion, a DJ Spooky musical piece was performed by two musicians. This was followed by an appearance and short speech by DJ Spooky.

The art sale raised $16,062, while “Love Art & Help Japan” cash donation boxes brought $1141.45.

 More than 20 people waiting to buy art at 5pm. 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 The first piece sold!
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

 Some sculptural works before they were sold. 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 More donated art pieces before they started coming off the walls. 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 Volunteer bartenders.
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 Another wall of donated art for sale.  
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 Art piece donated by Momoyo Torimitsu. 
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

 The DJ Spooky performance.
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

Machiko Ozawa and Li-Ling Wang playing a piece by DJ Spooky.
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 DJ Spooky giving a brief talk.
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

 DJ Spooky, Ethan Cohen, Reiko Tomii.
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

 Ethan Cohen
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

Mariko Mori 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

Ingo Günther
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

Reiko Tomii, Mariko Mori, Ingo Günther 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

Artist On Megumi Akiyoshi performing.
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

Thank you for your donation!
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

Crowds after the talk. 
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

Crowds after the talk.
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

Guests buying art. 
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

The $16,062 raised at the art sale on April 11 was donated to Japan Society's growing fund and delivered to Mr. Sakurai, President of Japan Society. 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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