Date(s) - Jan 24
Japanese American National Museum
The Japanese American National Museum will open Giant Robot Biennale 4, its fourth exhibition in collaboration with Giant Robot founder, Eric Nakamura, on Sunday, October 11. This edition of the popular series, first presented in 2007, will examine the evolution of the Giant Robot aesthetic from its humble origins in drawing to its many celebrated manifestations in painting, installation, muralism, and photography. The show will run through Sunday, January 24.
An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature live and deejay music, food, and a no-host bar.
Giant Robot, a staple of Asian American alternative pop culture, was launched in 1994 as a hand-assembled zine and quickly grew into a worldwide empire. More than two decades after its founding, Giant Robot continues to be regarded as a highly influential brand encompassing many aspects of pop art, skateboarder, comic book, graphic arts, and vinyl toy culture.