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Past Exhibition

Giant Robot Biennale 3

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September 23, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Japanese American National Museum

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

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.

Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo 

Past Events

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Partner Event

January 19, 2013

"Giant Robot Biennale 3: Project Remix" Panel
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Lectures & Discussions

January 19, 2013

Giant Robot Artists’ Entourage Workshop with Rob Sato
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Special Events

November 10, 2012

Target Free Family Saturday: Pop Culture
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Lectures & Discussions

November 03, 2012

Giant Robot Artists’ Entourage Workshop with Saelee Oh
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Special Events

September 23, 2012

Exhibition Opening
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Special Events

September 22, 2012

Giant Robot Biennale 3 - Opening Party

September 23, 2012 - January 20, 2013

Japanese American National Museum

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

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.

Media Sponsor: The Rafu Shimpo 

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