This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Back to Brooklyn. And Chim↑Pom!

by Whitney Kimball on March 11, 2013 The L Magazine

Chim↑Pom, Red Card, 2011. © Chim↑Pom, Courtesy of MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo.

What’s Chim↑Pom, you ask? See for yourself in this week’s art events:

Tuesday, March 12th

Talk: Chim↑Pom, ABC NO RIO

If you don’t do punk shows but still want a good excuse to see ABC NO RIO before it’s gone, here’s a really great opportunity. They’re bringing in Ryuta Ushiro, the co-founder of the popular Japanese activist collective Chim↑Pom, for a screening and talk. Presumably, he’ll discuss the group’s martial arts performances KI-AI 100 (100 Cheers), which took place at one of the hardest-hit sites of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. The performance has spurred the formation of nuclear resistance groups around the country; plus, it was a hit last year at PS1.
Free, 7 PM, 156 Rivington Street, Manhattan

The rest of the week, we’re heading back to Brooklyn for some art fair downtime.

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