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Ayomi Yoshida: As Cherry Blossoms Fall

Cherry blossom festivals have been celebrated in Japan since the 9th century. Global warming has gradually shifted the flowering of cherry trees – and the celebrations – from April to March. Japanese print and installation artist Ayomi Yoshida (b. 1958) wonders: will there come a time when the trees stop blooming?

YEDOENSIS, a room-size installation series begun in 2008, is a meditation on this question. Yoshida will discuss the labor-intensive on-site process that involved over 20 volunteers who joined her from Japan, and the meaning behind the different elements. She will also reflect on the advantages and pressures of being descended from a well-known artistic family.

Aritst talk and reception: Friday, January 22 at 7 pm
Yoshida's talk will be followed by a reception in the atrium outside the gallery doors.
Relevant research areas: East Asia, Contemporary, Relief printing

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