Eiko Otake: Screening of Slow Turn and Performance
All seats for the performance are SOLD OUT!
The Opening Reception is free and open to all. RSVP Here.
EIKO OTAKE: I Invited Myself, vol.III is the third iteration of Eiko Otake’s I Invited Myself, an exhibition series that the artist started in 2022. Following the first iteration showcased at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the second iteration at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Asian Arts Initiative and The Fabric Workshop and Museum have partnered to present different versions of EIKO OTAKE: I Invited Myself in Philadelphia. The institutions have worked together and alongside the artist to present specific aspects of Otake’s expansive practice.
The reception will be held in our gallery from 3-5pm and is open to all. The screening, held with performative interventions in our theater, has limited seating and requires registration. A screening of Slow Turn, co-commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), NYU Skirball, and Battery Park City in 2021 in commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks, will be followed by a live performance by Eiko Otake. Two showings will be presented, one at 3pm and again at 4:30pm. Please select the time you wish to attend through the registration link.
Born and raised in Japan and a resident of New York since 1976, Eiko Otake is a movement–based, interdisciplinary artist. After working for more than 40 years as Eiko & Koma, she now performs as a soloist and directs her own projects collaborating with a diverse range of artists. In 2016, Eiko Otake was the subject of the 10th annual Danspace Platform, a month-long curated program that brought her a special Bessies citation, an Art Matters grant, and the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. Co-presented by Performa 2017 and Met Live Arts, the artist occupied each of the three Metropolitan Museum of Art sites while projecting a seven-hour video she created from A Body in Fukushima photographs.
This exhibit is made possible with the support of William Penn Foundation, The Culture and Community Power Fund, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Performance Network.