Power Talks

Kota Ezawa: How to Take Apart an Image and Put it Back Together

For the past 15 years, Kota Ezawa has transformed historic films, videos, photographs and paintings into digital animations, light box installations, and outdoor sculptures. In this talk, Ezawa will show examples from his ongoing body of work, including his animation of the OJ Simpson verdict, the re-construction of 13 artworks stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and his most current project, a watercolour animation of football players kneeling during the national anthem. Along with his own work, Ezawa will present an introduction to the intersecting histories of animation and image sampling that inspired his practice. Ezawa is represented by Haines Gallery (San Francisco).