SculptureCenter Announces Fall Program, Featuring Debut New York Solo Exhibitions by Cosima von Bonin and Aki Sasamoto


Aki Sasamoto.


Today, Long Island City’s SculptureCenter announced a fall programming schedule that continues its commitment to an all-female roster of artists in 2016. The schedule will feature solo exhibitions by Cosima von Bonin and Aki Sasamoto.

Both von Bonin, who is from Germany, and Japan-born, New York-based Sasamoto will begin their first museum solo exhibitions in New York City with performances on September 18. Von Bonin will take over the museum’s upper floors with several singing collaborators, while downstairs in the basement, Sasamoto will slowly emerge from a washing machine. The accompanying exhibitions will be shown through January 2, 2017.

According to a press release, the two artists are “thematically linked by water.” In Sasamoto’s case, this will take the form of a “cycle of performances articulating the stream of consciousness and associations” present in her work. Speaking of cycles, it remains unclear at this time whether the washing machine will be switched on during the performance.

If you want to see for yourself but can’t attend the opening, Sasamoto will be repeating her performance at the following times:

Sunday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 22 at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 19 at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 p.m.

Spaces are free but extremely limited. RSVP here.

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