FIAF Crossing the Line 2010 :: Farm City Fair

Sept. 12, 2010 (11am-5pm)

@ The Invisible Dog Art Center

Sunday, September 12 2010 ; from 11am-5pm

FIAF Fall Festival, Farm City Fair

Venue The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St,
Btwn Smith & Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Fair is a wild new take on the traditional County Fair, a day-long celebration of art and food grown in Brooklyn!

Festivities engage all the senses: hear live music performed by local Bang on a Can marching band Asphalt Orchestra; taste delicacies prepared by local chefs inspired by ingredients from Brooklyn farms; view specially commissioned work exploring the culture of agriculture by local artists; get a feel for materials needed to produce your own food in workshops by Brooklyn Food Coalition; participate in a Blue Ribbon Competition hosted by GreenThumb; and browse a marketplace with some of Brooklyn's small-batch artisanal food purveyors curated by Greenpoint Food Market. Cap it off with The Food Experiments' live cooking competition -- Brooklyn Roots -- featuring savory samples and refreshing drinks from Brooklyn Brewery, Six Points Brewery, Red Hook Wines, Brooklyn Oenology, Kings County Distillery, and others.

Participants include:

Asphalt Orchestra, Brooklyn-based 12-piece next-generation avant-garde marching band, will open the event in Bergen Street, and the neighborhood between 11am and noon.

Andrew Casner, compost painter, demonstrates his acclaimed, agrarian work-the community process of developing a viable compost with an acid-etched canvas underneath created as a natural by-product.

Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy, a Brooklyn-based artist, presents Ca pousse ! (It's growing!), human form sculptures made from material such as wheatgrass that change as they grow.

Miwa Koizumi, Brooklyn-based ice cream maker of "NY Flavors," will create a geographically inspired new ice cream flavor based on Bergen Street and the festival.

Tattfoo Tan, the vibrant urban farming visionary artist, launches his new bike-based S.O.S mobile Classroom, as the next installment in his two-year long public art project entitled S.O.S Sustainable Organic Stewardship.

Wylie Dufresne, renowned chef of wd-50, creates a new downloadable recipe based on re-imagining local ingredients, to be sampled at the Fair.

Christina Kelly, Brooklyn-based artist meditates on loss and possibility growing blue corn in monumental street planters in a public art project called, Maize Field, located where Lenape Indians planted in the 1600s.


Free Store :: NY Flavors Ice Cream

Feb. 19th and March 20th

@ 99 Nassau St.

February 19 to March 22

Curatorial Project: All is One, One is All

Curator Felicity Hogan brings together three artists whose artwork and performances embody the humanistic and egalitarian concepts of the Free Store. [ ... ] At the grand opening on February 19th, Miwa Koizumi's NY Flavors Ice Cream Stand installation will be serving neighborhood-flavored ice cream influenced by the “tastes and smells from New York City's different tribes.â€

Press Release

Peekskill Project08 :: PET Project and NY Flavors Ice Cream

Sept. 13 - Nov. 23rd 2008

@ Peekskill, NY

Opening weekend : September 13 - 14, 2008 from 12-6pm

"Contemporary art can challenge, inspire and inform. It shouldn’t be confined to just museums and galleries, By bringing art to where the people live their daily lives, we hope to connect with as wide an audience as possible" -- Livia Straus, President and co-founder of the Hudson Valley Center of Contemporary Art.

The Peekskill Project, a citywide site-specific exhibition of cutting-edge contemporary art, was launched in 2004 with the goal of bringing contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. The public arts festival presents a wide variety of painting, sculpture, photography, installations, video and performance art by national and international artists selected by a juried committee of renowned curators. Work by over 100 artists are selected from an elite curatorial committee which are sited in storefronts, parks, and in vacant lofts and lots around our city

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art will launch the fourth annual Peekskill Project 08, beginning the weekend of September 13 - 14, 2008 from 12-6pm with selected works and performances on display until November 23.

Read the Press Release

Working Space 08 :: Curated by Tatiana Arocha

Aug 2 - Sept 20, 2008

@ Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space

WORKING SPACE 08: Artists employing a wide variety of media, from AAI's Rotating Studio Program, Fall 2007 and Spring 2008.

Jane Benson, Megan Cump, Miwa Koizumi, Julie Anne Mann, Alice O'Malley, Mary Valverde, Claire Watkins, Heeseop Yoon.

"All creative people are empowered by an inheritance from the past, a gift that can only be repaid by dedicating a portion of our present labors toward the future" Created Commons, Lewis Hyde.

To reaffirm our commitment to this vibrant and historically significant multicultural neighborhood, AAI sponsors the Lower East Side Rotating Studio artist residency Program with artists chosen by a panel of outside artists, curators, and arts professionals. The artists selected are presented here in Working Space 08.

Reception: Saturday, September 6, 2008 4-6pm

part of Howl! Festival 2008

Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space Located at The Essex Street Market, south end entrance between Delancey and Rivington.

Exhibition on view August 2 - September 20, 2008. Open Monday through Saturday 12:00 noon to 5:30pm. Closed Sundays.

Kite Flight :: on the roof of Port Authotity

Sunday Sept 21st, 2008 12:00-3:00 pm

@ Fashion Center

Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things :: 3-logy Triennial 2008

August 22, 2008 to January 6, 2009

@ Price Tower Arts Center

With the world going ‘green’ and curiosity converging on the impact of human consumption and squander, Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma is initiating a conversation through art about the environmental impact of today’s society. The exhibition entitled, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, will explore the new world of object reassignment, presenting creative repurposed or ‘upcycled’ objects that both stretch the imagination and suggest how to reduce the impact on the environment.  From repurposed puzzle pieces on wallpaper to oversized photographs showing the massive disposal of cell phones, this exhibition makes the audience pause in a moment of awe and personal reflection. This inaugural exhibition is a part of Price Tower Arts Center’s new Triennial exhibition series, appropriately dubbed 3-logy (pronounced trilogy), which will examine international contemporary artwork produced or manufactured in the last three years.

Read more

Cool :: Summer Invitational

Jul 10 - Aug 15, 2008

@ George Adams Gallery

Opening reception: Thursday, July 10, 6-8 pm

A New York Flavors Ice Cream performance tonight only at the opening of a show called "Cool" at the George Adams Gallery in Chelsea. I will be serving a new New York Flavored Ice Cream "34th St Herald Square" (kimuchi !). -- miwa

The opening Thursday July 10th from 6-8pm.

Orit Raff,Freezer #10,2000,c-print mounted on aluminum,40 x 50 inches,Edition 2 of 6

George Adams Gallery

525 West 26th Street
First Floor
New York, New York 10001

Five Elements :: Group Sculpture Exhibition

Jul 9 - Aug 18, 2008

@ Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art

Opening reception: July 11th 6 - 9PM

The second show is called "Five Elements" at Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art in Williamsburg. It is a group sculpture show and I am showing two glass domes with PETs inside. The opening is on Friday July 11 at 6:00pm, but I can't be there because I am leaving for a week in the snowy mountains !! -- Miwa

Five Elements: "Group Sculpture Exhibition"

Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art

293 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211

Kite Flight :: Plastic Play

Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

@ Socrates Sculpture Park

Hi all Miwa and I have been invited to participate in the annual kite making day at Socrates. We'll be showing everyone how to make the shopping bag kites. The goal is to get as many shopping bags into the sky as possible to come on down!

From the Press Release:

Long Island City, NY (March 10, 2008) : Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum are proud to present the sixth annual kite making workshop and flying event. This free hands-on workshop will take place at Socrates Sculpture Park and welcomes children of all ages to participate. This year, children and their families will find an excellent new use for plastic bags by transforming this durable, and light weight material into beautiful recycled kites! Kite designs are provided by artists Miwa Koizumi and Marco Scoffier who will draw inspiration from the Park's fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline. Participants will have the opportunity to build and decorate their kites, then fly them in the Park. (more)


Our page about the Kite Project

Waste Not, Want Not :: Recycled Materials

May 4th to August 3rd 2008

@ Socrates Sculpture Park

Miwa is presenting a new installation of her PET Project in a group show at Socrates Sculpture Park

The opening day is Sunday May 4th

A group exhibition interpreting and responding to the motivations, goals, realities, politics, and practices of recycling

May 4 - August 3, 2008
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 4 / 2-6 PM at
Socrates Sculpture Park 


Jonathan Allen                         
The Canary Project (Annie Murdock, Ed Morris, Jussara Lee)    
Tony Feher                    
Lars Fisk                        
Miwa Koizumi                   
Rainy Lehrman                   
Carole Frances Lung           
Julian Montague               
Macrae Semans
Austin Shull
Courtney Smith
Shinique Smith
Jade Townsend & Michael Petersen
Paul Villinski
Letha Wilson
Randy Wray

UMAMI Festival :: Gastronomic Interactive Installations

Monday, April 14 @ 7PM and Tuesday, April 15th @ 8PM

@ Roulette (20 Greene St.)


Miwa will be creating a few new flavors for her NY Flavors Ice Cream Stand during this festival of all things food and performance. There are rumors of a possible Lower East Side (lox and bagels) ice cream creation.

Echoing the experience of a New York street scene, we present a variety of smells, sounds, and sights, co-existing and competing for attention. Familiar objects, from ice cream to cookbooks, are presented in new and unexpected ways. As street vendors offer exotic twists on common products, screenings of artists' food films and a display of artists' cookbooks complete the carnival atmosphere.

Tickets include admission to Experimental Cuisine Collective panel on Mon April 14th @ 4PM or to Food/Art Roundtable on Tue April 15th @ 6PM

Artists Alliance :: Artist's Residency

December 2007 through June 2008

@ Lower East Side


Miwa has been granted a residency at the Artists Alliance / Alianza de Artistas, in the Lower East Side. If you are in the neighborhood please stop by for a studio visit.

Fragiles :: by Die Gestalten

December 6 - 9, 2007

@ Design Miami


One of Miwa's PET Project aquariums is included in a group show called Fragiles, put together by Die Gestalten which was on display at Design Miami.

UPDATE: the Fragiles show is traveling all over the world. It was up for several weeks in Belgium at the Gallery 113 from February to March 2008. It will soon be installed in Dubai at the new Dubai International Financial Centre in November 2008

There will be a book release party for the book Fragiles at the Salone del Mobile in Milan on April 18th at Spazzio Rosanna Orlandi from 6 - 9 PM

NYNYNY :: so nice we named it thrice

December 14, 2007 through January 2008

@ Flux Factory


Opening Night performance of NY Flavors Ice Cream Stand

SuperSpa :: transformation through edible treatments

Sept. 28, 2007 - Jan. 13, 2008

@ Japan Society

-->"SuperSpa" was presented as part of Making a Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York at the Japan Society this Fall.

"SuperSpa" is Miwa's spa/food performance. which pokes fun at the American culture of "zen" spa treatments, herbal/organic transformations and professional wrestling.


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