Hisham Akira Bharoocha performing drum solo at The Noguchi Museum
Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Photo: Don Stahl. ©INFGM / ARS
Free, Performance, Community Day, Special Events

An Evening to Celebrate the 2022 Artist Banners Project

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
6 pm–8 pm
Free; RSVP required
Join the artists of the 2022 Open Call for Artist Banners cycle, winner June Shin and runners up Cui Fei and Dione Lee, at The Noguchi Museum for an evening of community celebration. The evening features a meditative percussion piece by Hisham Akira Bharoocha, tours, and art-making activities inspired by the theme of peace. All ages welcome.
This event is currently sold out. 

Events Schedule

6 pm & 6:30 pm: Public Tours
An introduction to the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi, exploring highlights of the Museum and the Open Call for Artist Banners project. 

7–8 pm: Performance
Hisham Akira Bharoocha performs a meditative percussion piece in the galleries.

6–8 pm: Gallery Kit
Visitors of all ages are invited to pick up art materials and explore Isamu Noguchi’s work through art-making.

Refreshments & Film Screenings
Throughout the evening, refreshments from local vendors will be available. Films about the banner artists by Xuan Films and Jesse Winter will be screened in the Education Studio (Level C).

Hisham Akira Bharoocha

Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Hisham Akira Bharoocha. Photo: Deirdre O’Callaghan

Hisham Akira Bharoocha is a multimedia artist based in Brooklyn, New York, working across various mediums including large-scale murals, paintings, drawings, collages, audio/visual installations, and performances. In addition to being a founding member of the experimental rock group Black Dice, Bharoocha has performed in many bands touring the world, such as PixeltanSoft CircleIIII41 Strings featuring Nick Zinner, and Boredoms. He has played prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, and ICP and the Royal Festival Hall in London, among others. Bharoocha is known for the large-scale performances he organizes with the experimental rock band Boredoms, which is based in Japan. The most well-known performances have been the BOADRUM series, where up to 100 drummers perform with the band. Bharoocha has organized these performances alongside the core members of the band since 2007, and has played at the Barbican in London, the Ruhrtriennale in Germany, and several of All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals (London/Minehead/Tokyo). Bharoocha has also collaborated on musical performances with the artist Doug Aitken at MoMA and the MoCA. His latest band, Kill Alters, is beginning to tour the world. hishamakirabharoocha.com

June Shin

June Shin with her work 'Reminders'

Video by Xuan Films
All works © June Shin

June Shin is a Seoul-born artist and designer based in New York City. She has previously designed typefaces at Occupant Fonts, a Morisawa company, and taught typography at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been recognized by Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club, Core77, STA 100, and more. She holds a BA in Art History from Cornell University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design. junesh.in | @notborninjune

Cui Fei

Cui Fei with her work 'Tracing the Origin'

Video by Xuan Films
All works © Cui Fei

Cui Fei was born in Jinan, China. She received a BFA in painting from China Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; Queens Museum, New York; Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea; Rietberg Museum, Zurich; and Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne; among others. cuifei.net | @cuifei77

Dione Lee

Dione Lee making cyanotype

Video by Xuan Films
All works © Dione Lee

Dione Lee is a designer and artist from Singapore, currently based in New York City. Since graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Interactive Arts, 2019), she has worked as a designer, creating computer-mediated work for various cross-disciplinary projects across print, digital, and experiential media. Alongside this, she pursues her artistic practice and has shown in exhibitions in Singapore, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Rotterdam. @hellocargo | @studio.towers


2022 Artist Banners Project

Thank You

Beverages for this event are generously provided by Kimino and Lunar Hard Seltzer.

Community Days at The Noguchi Museum are supported by Con Edison and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The Museum’s programs are also supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. The 2022 Artist Banners project is supported in part by donors of Noguchi at Night, which was hosted on May 3, 2022.