RADIO // Dialogues in Asian Contemporary ArtACAW 06: Action Painting Battle!
Hosted by Leeza Ahmady
Originally aired 6/12/06
Our Delphine Blue attended this extraordinary event where the emerging Japanese action painter Ryoga Katsuma challenged the grand-champion of Boxing Painting, Ushio Shinohara.. Mr. Shinohara, 74, was a core member of Neo Dada (initially Neo Dadaism Organizers), a radical avant-garde collective in postwar Japan. Shinohara first performed his Boxing Painting in 1959 and William Klein was among the first photographers to document it. Since 1969, Shinohara has been based in DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York. Action Painting Battle! was held on a blocked off street in lower Manhattan. The judges included Dr. Alexandra Munroe, a Senior Curator from the Guggenheim Museum, and Juan Puntes, the Founding Director of White Box. The event was presented by Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, as a part of Asian Contemporary Art Week 2006.
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