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Electronic Arts Intermix Inc
548 West 22Nd Street Ground Floor
New York , New York 10011
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering...   more
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  • sculpture
    Tokyo University of Education
  • New York University
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Welcome the arrival of Spring with ...
www.eai.org, 14 April 2014 [cached]
Welcome the arrival of Spring with Shigeko Kubota's Rock Video: Cherry Blossom, screening daily on High Line Channel 22 from 6pm - 11pm through April 20th. Presented by High Line Art and EAI. Electronic Arts Intermix : High Line Art & EAI Present: SHIGEKO KUBOTAROCK VIDEO: CHERRY BLOSSOMSCREENING ON HIGH LINE CHANNEL 22
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Spring comes to the High Line in the exuberant form of Shigeko Kubota's iconic video work, Rock Video: Cherry Blossom (1986).
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Pale pink cherry blossoms against a bright blue sky are the starting point for Shigeko Kubota's Rock Video: Cherry Blossom, as the artist uses vivid electronic processing techniques to manipulate and transform the delicate images. Achieving striking visual transmutations, Kubota layers, colorizes, and ultimately abstracts the blossoms, creating a dynamic convergence of the natural and the technological.
A prominent member of the international Fluxus art movement of the 1960s, Shigeko Kubota has created an extensive body of sculptures, multi-media installations, and videos over the past five decades.
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Kubota, who moved to New York from Tokyo in 1964 at the invitation of Fluxus founding member George Maciunas, has also chronicled her life on video as an ongoing diaristic project.
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Throughout her works in sculpture, installation and video, Kubota has forged a distinctive confluence of the organic and the technological, applying her signature electronic processing techniques to images and objects from nature, art history, and everyday life.
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Shigeko Kubota was born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan. She received a B.A. in sculpture from Tokyo University of Education, and studied at New York University and the New School for Social Research. In 1964, she moved to New York; in the same year she became the Vice Chairman of the Fluxus Organization. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts, and was video artist-in-residence at both Brown University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kubota is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst Fellowship in Berlin, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, New York State Council on the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and an NEA/Visual Arts grant.
Her work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Toyama Museum of Art, Japan. Kubota's video sculptures, installations and videos have been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Rene Block Gallery, New York; The Museum of Modern Art (Projects), New York; Documentas 6 and 8, Kassel, Germany; Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Japan Society, New York; The Kitchen, New York; New Langton Arts, San Francisco; Kongress Halle, Berlin; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She participated in the 1990 Venice Biennale and the 1990 Sydney Biennale. A retrospective of her work was presented at the American Museum of the Moving Image, New York in 1991. In 1996, she was the subject of a one person show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Kubota lives in New York.
Fung Collaboratives | Exhibition Description
www.fungcollaboratives.org, 1 Mar 2000 [cached]
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Shigeko Kubota - Exhibition Description
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Sexual Healing continued Shigeko Kubota's objective use of sexually charged content while documenting the everyday life she shares with her husband, Nam June Paik. She has focussed all of her energy on the rehabilitation of her husband since his stroke in 1996.
Moving to New York from Japan to join Fluxus, Shigeko Kubota crossed paths with the Father of Video Art, Nam June Paik, in the 1960s. Since then, they have supported each other's work in Film and Video through frequent collaborations.
Although they were married in 1970, their rally to the introduction of sexual values in hi-art forms can be traced from Kubota's Vagina Painting, '65, performed by Kubota, and Nam June Paik's TV Bra, made renown by Charlotte Mooreman.
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In a loving homage Shigeko Kubota allows the art world to witness their unique relationship and its innovations and adaptations to life. Sculptures and industrial banisters set in the gallery are appropriations of objects that have proliferated the couple's home and workspace in real life. An abnormal hospital bed in a corner, a distressed wheelchair central to the space, a rendering of a hospital window, video flowers, sculptures of the artist and her husband proudly standing side by side, projections over the entire scene with colorful images of the pair engaged in daily activities, support a single channel video of Paik flirting with all of his young rehab therapists titled Sexual Healing. Although the focus is on love and compassion between two people faced with a significant obstacle the exhibition escapes trivializing this situation, giving us a glimpse at the ingenuity and flexibility necessary to removing barriers within life and art. Shigeko Kubota offers this visionary duo's approach to art as an extension of healing.
Shigeko Kubota, ...
www.mayastendhalgallery.com, 18 Feb 2009 [cached]
Shigeko Kubota, Vice-President of Fluxus, was also in attendance to lend her support, as was Robert Haller of Anthology Film Archives.
Untitled Document
www.mayastendhalgallery.com, 11 Nov 2007 [cached]
1937: Shigeko Kubota born in Maki, Japan, coast city, Niigata Prefecture.
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Kubota attends concert, which triggers realization that her work could be accepted in New York.
-1963: through the connections of her aunt, Chiya Kuni, an established modern dancer, Kubota becomes acquainted with the artists of Group Ongaku, who were exploring avant-garde performance, music and visual art.
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-through connections with Yoko Ono and Nam June Paik (who studied in Tokyo), members of Group Ongaku, including Kubota, send event scores they had written to George Maciunas.
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Kubota becomes member of Fluxus movement, ("Vice president" and later "chairman" of Fluxus") and friend of Maciunas.
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-1972-1973: after her trip to Europe, group of 4 multi-media multi-ethnic women artists (Kubota, Mary Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval, Charlotte Warren) form short-lived collective, Red, White, Yellow, and Black.
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Shigeko Kubota's work is in the permanent collections of the following institutions:
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www.fluxus.blacktoothgrinrecords.com, 20 Sept 2008 [cached]
Shigeko Kubota - Flux MedicineFluxus Gallery
Shigeko Kubota - Flux Medicine
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