Exhibit - Multimedia: Center for Japanese Studies | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. | East Asian Library
Masako Takahashi, Artist
The University of California, Berkeley C. V. Starr East Asian Library and the Center for Japanese Studies are proud to present an installation of work by Masako Takahashi, Class of 74, which will run from March 24 through May 1. The opening reception will be on Saturday, March 24, from 3:00-5:00PM at the C. V. Starr East Asian Library.
"Antidotal" is in two parts. Playful, vibrantly colorful wool pompoms will be suspended throughout the library. Their confident colors and comforting textures offer an antidote to the toxic stresses of contemporary life. Additionally, a selection of "Hair Text" pieces, Takahashi's own hair embroidered onto silk in an enigmatic text, will be included in display cases and on the walls of the first floor. Takahashi, an American of Japanese ancestry, lives and works in San Francisco and has maintained a studio in Mexico since 1984. She has been widely exhibited in North America and Europe.
This event is free and open to the public.