Japanese American National Museum Unveils Zen Garage Concept Show, Giant Robot

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- As part of its continuing “Salon Pop” series, Giant Robot and the Japanese American National Museum unveil the concept exhibition, Zen Garage, developed in collaboration between the National Museum and Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot, on view through February 13, 2011. The display is open at the National Museum in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles. The organizers summarized their inspiration for the show as follow: “The concept of Zen has been thwarted by popular culture in the form of awkward connotations and new ‘urban’ meanings. Its basic meaning in our new world is essentially a ‘pure focus.’ Likewise, a garage is no longer just a place where one parks their vehicle. Today’s garage can also function as a place of inspiration, development, and creation. With these words together, we bring you Zen Garage.’ Zen Garage features three innovative creations illustrating various facets of contemporar