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Giant Robot Biennale 3

September 23, 2012 - January 20, 2013

The Japanese American National Museum presents Giant Robot Biennale 3, its third show in conjunction with Eric Nakamura, owner of Asian American pop culture juggernaut Giant Robot. The expansive show features a gallery of eight emerging artists along with a customized vinyl figure collection.

Following two previous successful exhibitions at the National Museum, the Biennale continues to push the envelope with a creative, fresh, and uniquely interactive experience. This year’s exhibition highlights the works of Rob Sato, Deth P. Sun, Ako Castuera, Eishi Takaoka, Saelee Oh, Sean Chao, Albert Reyes, and Zach Gage, all with long ties to Giant Robot. Each artist brings their original style, from whimsical wall paintings and creatures in clay worlds, to a life-size “haunted” maze especially built for this Biennale.

Using figures designed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath, Nakamura curated Project Remix, a custom vinyl show with over 80 artists from seven countries—including the rare combination of both established customizers and fine artists. Special additions to the exhibition include an original piece from Japanese painter Masakatsu Sashie as well as arcade machines running Jeni Yang and Beau Blyth’s new indie video game, Catburger.

Past Giant Robot Biennale exhibitions:
Giant Robot Biennale 1: 50 Issues
Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years


Salon Pop Series Image This exhibition is another in the Salon Pop series, which provides short-term opportunities for the Museum to present the creative talents of Japanese and Japanese Americans whose unique and innovative work is currently having an influence on American culture.

Sponsor Image The James Irvine Foundation Sponsor Image National Emdowment for the Arts
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