Giant Robot Biennale 3

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© Courtesy of Japanese American National Museum
Giant Robot Biennale 3
Curated by: Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot

369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
September 23rd, 2012 - January 20th, 2013
Opening: September 22nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
(213) 625 0414
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 11-5; Thu 12-8; Closed Mondays, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day


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.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

6:00 PM—10:00 PM

Giant Robot Biennale 3 - Opening Party



Join us in celebrating the opening of Giant Robot Biennale 3 with curator Eric Nakamura, JANM President/CEO G.W. Kimura, GRB3 artists, and Money Mark!

Program starts at 7:30pm, performance at 8pm

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.


開館以来最多の2700名ものゲストを開催初日に迎えた第1回ジャイアント・ロボット・ビエンナーレ展から6年、「ジャイアント・ロボット」は今、新しい 記事や動画をオンラインにて紹介し、日々ブログを更新するだけでなく、ウエスト・ロサンゼルスの店内では毎月アートショーを行っています。過去15年にわ たりアジア人やアジア系アメリカ人のポップカルチャーを紹介してきた「ジャイアント・ロボット」は、前途有望なアジア系アメリカ人アーティストたちを「発 見」して世に送り出すことでも知られています。