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Giant Robot Biennale
Written by Eric Nakamura   
Monday, 12 November 2007 04:32
Giant Robot sent us these photos from the opening day/night of their Biennale celebration at The Japanese American National Museum.
Eric Nakamura from Giant Robot just sent us these photos from the opening day/night of their Biennale celebration at The Japanese American National Museum (complete with the hotel room after-party). Like we said when we posted about it, 'wish we were there'. The show sounded amazing complete with live music and performances..

(All the captions are taken from Eric's blog.)

Giant Robot Biennale (50 Issues)
With work from: APAK, Gary Baseman, David Choe, Seonna Hong, Sashie Masakatsu,
Saelee Oh, Pryor Praczukowski, Souther Salazar, Eishi Takaoka, Adrian Tomine
Runs: Nov 3, 2007 - Jan 13, 2008
@ The Japanese American National Museum

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'The story is is that David said he was going to put a few throwing stars in one area, but somewhere around 3pm on the day of the opening, he threw 50 into the wall. These are sharp! So what happened? See the bottom right? They had to add the white platforms, and set them up at the last minute which meant, paint, label, and set up so no one would get injured. Imagine leaning, or even getting bumped into a star? On the positive note, it made the mural look great.'

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A little Pre-opening walk-through..

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'A line up! Believe it or not, by the end of the evening 2700 came though. That's a hefty art opening, and might even be a record at the museum. I saw a lot of new, old, and familiar faces. After a solid week of being there a lot, and making sure everything was running alright, it was a great payoff. I expected a lot less, and frankly was surprised at the high number. Imagine, there was a line to get into the gallery where the art show was at, and being inside and using the back ways to get from one place to the next, I never really saw the line until much later. The galleries only allow 150 people at a time. Come and check it out later on.'

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People are allowed to get close and shoot pics. They don't normally allow pics, but not at this show, you're allowed to shoot pics and hopefully get inspired by them.

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For more photos you can click here and here (Hustler of Culture photos which are always great).

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