Performance: Eiko and Koma
April 20, 2017
Art Institute of Chicago
Free with museum admission (meet in Griffin Court)
Renowned performance artists Eiko Otake and Koma Otake, known as the groundbreaking duo Eiko and Koma, present solo performances in response to the exhibition Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960–75. Eiko performs A Body in the Art Institute, an intimate meditation on how a frail, itinerant body can occupy a public space with surprising force. Following this performance, Koma presents a variation on his first solo work The Ghost Festival, a Tango-inflected evocation of what haunts us. The work of both artists reflects the influence, however muted by time, of the Provoke movement of 1960s Japan.
Symposium: “Provoke — Between Protest and Performance, 1960-1975”
April 21, 2017
Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium
Free with museum admission; registration required
On the occasion of the exhibitions Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance 1960-1975 and Takuma Nakahira: Circulation, renowned scholars discuss photography of the Provoke era in postwar Japan.
Renowned performance artist Eiko Otake leads a pre-symposium workshop at 12:00 in Griffin Court that is free with museum admission.