I’ve got another show coming up that I’m curating over at Floating World Comics again!
This exhibition will be based loosely around yakuza/crime noir films by directors such as Akira Kurosawa, Takeshi “Beat” Kitano, Takeshi Miike, Kinji Fukasaku, Seijun Suzuki, Yukio Mishima, Sogo Ishii and Shinya Tsukamoto. As a genre, yakuza films are divided into two subsets: ninkyo-eiga or “chivarly films” featuring honorable outlaws caught between duty and compassion. Then there is jisturoku-eiga, the modern yakuza films which feature the stifling brutality of a life of crime. The artists and writers in this show will explore and pay homage to this powerful and unique genre.
Artists featured in the show include: Andrew Maclean, Logan Faerber, Robert Wilson IV, Rebecca Mock, Roxie Vizcarra, D-Pi, Ian MacEwan, Morgan Jeske, Hunter Heckroth, Emma Rios, Vlad Jean, Aluisio C. Santos, Frank Teran, Jeremy Sorese, Ryan Andrews, Hwei Lim, Kris Mukai and many more!! We will have 11×17 digital prints and screen prints of their artwork on display and for sale.
In addition, Jason has arranged for the Hollywood Theater to show a screening of Seijun Suzuki’s Branded To Kill one night only right after the opening night of the art show at 9:30! So plan accordingly because it’s going to be an awesome night!