Seminal Hiraki Sawa Videos Reveal Unique Voice at Michigan’s Kresge Art Museum


EAST LANSING, MI.- Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University presents Hiraki Sawa: Other Dwellings, a pre-opening exhibition of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, curated by Founding Director Michael Rush. The exhibition is on view April 30 through July 29, 2011. Hiraki Sawa: Other Dwellings presents seminal single-channel works of this young Japanese-born artist whose videos have placed him at the forefront of a new generation of video artists. Born in Kanazawa, Japan, in 1977, he has been living in London since 1997 when he enrolled at the University of East London, eventually earning an MFA from the Slade School of Art at University College London in 2003. All of Sawa’s videos, from the earliest single-channel pieces (Dwelling, 2002; Airliner, 2003; Migration, 2003