AGxKANSAI 2022 Art and Philosophy in the 22nd Century After ARAKAWA+GINS

Date: March 11–15, 2022 Venue: Kyoto University of the Arts, Kyoto, Japan
(on-site and online)

On-Site Lecture 1 (J/E)
Reproduction of Bottomless I

Akihiko Ono
Yasushi Nishikawa
Japanese session with English translation

We will report on our measuring and making drawings of the Arakawa's original "Bottomless I" and the process of reproducing this remarkable work.

Akihiko Ono, Architect
1965: Born in Okayama
1989: Graduated from Kyoto University
1989–91: Worked for Kazuo Shinohara
1995–99: Worked for Arakawa+Gins in NY
2000: Established own architectural firm
2006–: Professor at the Kyoto University of The Arts

Yasushi Nishikawa (born in 1972)
1993: Graduated from Kyoto Saga Art College
1994: Started working aa an ironworks in Minami Ward, Kyoto City, which manufactures outdoor advertisements and other products, where he learned ironworking techniques
2001: Established HOTMETAL. Ran an ironworks business which included on-site construction
2011: Closed down due to moving to New York
2013: Established HOTMETALSOUP in Brooklyn, NY. Worked on commercial buildings and provided technical services for artists
2016: Returned to Japan with HOTMETALSOUP, continued working on domestic and international works
2017: Contributed to Light Odyssey, a work by Berlin-based artist SHIMURABROS, which is displayed at the Pola Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan

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