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The Floating World by Emma Sulkowicz
Mar 10-Apr 22
Ukiyo, or the floating world, describes the hedonistic culture of kabuki theater, geisha, bath houses, and pleasure quarters in Japans Edo period. It is homophonous with the Buddhist term for this world of sorrow and grief. The Floating World is an exploration of the meaning of support. When people experience pain or trauma, their loved ones hold them together and lift them up. The installation consists of a series of glass orbs, suspended and connected in a hybrid style of shibari and ukidama, or Japanese fishing floats. Each orb holds a floating artifact of the artists relationship with a member of their community. Emma Sulkowicz b. 1992 is an American artist of Japanese-Chinese-Jewish descent who lives and makes art in their hometown, New York City. They earned a BFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2015 and studied studio art in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. They are perhaps best known for their senior thesis at Columbia University Mattress Performance Carry That Weight an endurance performance artwork in which they carried a dorm mattress everywhere on Columbias campus for as long as they attended the same school as their attacker. Their awards include the National Organization for Womens Woman of Courage Award 2016 and Susan B. Anthony Award 2014, the United States Student Associations National Student Movement Builder of the Year Award 2015, and the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Magazines Ms. Wonder Award 2015. emmasulkowicz.com Instagram: @emsulk On view in the Glass House March 10 to April 22. Opening reception: Saturday March 10th, 6-10PM Gallery hours: Thursday to Saturday, 1 to 7PM Sunday, 1 to 5PM