Gallery: Toshiko Nishikawa: Senbazuru

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Written by Amos White V for THE ARTISTS FORUM MAGAZINE
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Courtesy of The Vilcek Foundation

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TOSHIKO NISHIKAWA: SENBAZURU

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2010) The Artists Forum attended last night’s opening reception for Toshiko Nishikawa: Senbazuru – an interactive exhibition featuring 1,000 suspended and mirrored orbs, created by the very spiritual and peace-loving Japanese-born artist, Toshiko Nishikawa, and presented by the Vilcek Foundation

Toshiko Nishikawa with orb from “Senbazuru”

Inspired by a dream, Nishikawa explains that this exhibition offers the viewer to see oneself in 1,000 different ways by virtue of the orbs and is, in part, a commentary on her own immigration experience from Japan to New York.

Senbazuru is Japanese for 1,000 origami cranes and refers to a prayer for others’ health and happiness. Be sure to check the Vilcek website for her closing night party where the artist plans on offering an orb to each of her visitors.

Toshiko Nishikawa: Senbazuru runs October 29th through December 9th, and is free and open to the public.
For more information on Senbazuru, visit: vilcek.org/news/toshiko-nishikawa-senbazuru
For more information on the Vilcek Foundation, visit: vilcek.org

See Toshiko Nishikawa’s AFTV interview here: The Artists Forum: AFTV Ep. 34 (Part 2)

Toshiko Nishikawa with a sampling of her 1,000 orbs from “Senbazuru”
Close up of Toshiko Nishikawa’s orb artwork from “Senbazuru”

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