As part of a special Community Day marking the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, The Noguchi Museum is pleased to welcome artist Kimi Maeda, who will present her solo performance, Bend, to accompany the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center.
The performance tells the true story of two men interned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II: Maeda’s father Robert Maeda, 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 poses important questions about how the Japanese American internment camps will be remembered. More about Maeda’s performance here.
Admission to the Museum is free all day on February 19, and includes admission to the 2 pm Public Tour, and 3 pm performance of Bend.
During the course of the exhibition, Maeda will also lead Art for Families and Open Studio programs to engage families with Noguchi’s story:
Art for Families (advance registration is required)
Sunday, February 19: Storytelling: Drawing in Sand
Saturday, February 25: Storytelling: Drawing in Sand
Open Studio (drop in program, no advance registration required)
Sunday, March 5: Sand Drawing
Photo: Kirk Murphy.