Conversations on Naked: April 9, 2011, Part I

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On Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 2pm, Forrest Gander and Miwako Tezuka conversed about the use of nudity, intimacy and space in Eiko & Koma's living installation "Naked." The conversation was moderated by Lydia Bell.

Forrest Gander is a poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and translator. A United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow, Gander is recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim, Howard, and Whiting foundations. In April 2011, he was awarded the Witter Bynner Fellowship through the Library of Congress. Gander is Professor of Literary Arts and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

Miwako Tezuka is Associate Curator at Asia Society in New York. She received her PhD from the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in 2005. In 2003 Tezuka cofounded PoNJA-GenKon (Post-1945 Japanese Art Discussion Group), a global online network of over 150 specialists and students, working in the field of contemporary Japanese art.

Lydia Bell is an artist and arts administrator in New York. She is Project Coordinator for Eiko & Koma's Retrospective Project and also coordinates projects for Danspace Project and the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University.

Conversations on Naked was presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center in association with Asia Society, Danspace Project, and ICPP.

Camera by Joanna Arnow