Solo Kojima were are Somerset House on 18th. November 2014 doing a fantastic Paper Cut Workshop for 150 Google City Experts with original designs created by Nahoko Kojima. The event was hosted by Jelly & Gin, and the concept was simply inspired. After ice skating in the courtyard participants came inside to cut Paper masks for themselves which they wore during the rest of the event. The result was not only exciting but also very surprising in how the lovely creative crowd found a multitude of ways in which to cut and wear Nahoko’s designs. We want to thank Google staff and all the guests for their enthusiasm and engagement.
ArtPrize 2014: Nahoko Kojima astounds US crowd with the heavenly, Washi (2014) Bald Eagle. The word literally translates from Japanese as Eagle, but also means the type of paper that was used to cut the piece. A narrative runs through the piece as is customary for Nahoko’s style but the form cut by hand from only one 10ft square sheet of paper is a truly masterful feat.
ArtPrize 2014: For her debut US Show in Michigan, Nahoko Kojima created a breathtaking show featuring her three most iconic pieces, The Cloud Leopard (2012), Byaku (2013) and Washi (2014) all under one roof. An estimated 230,000 people visited her show at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
Naho appeared live at 5pm on US TV on Oct 7th. in connection with her success as the only non-US Finalist in ArtPrize 2014, leaving a lasting impression on the local community and presenting to them a seldom before seen Japanese Art form in one of the most prestigious venues in Grand Rapids.
Unveiled: Nahoko Kojima’s next major masterwork in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the prestigious Gerald R. Ford Museum, hosting our first event on US soil. This has been our most breathtaking Show yet with not one but three iconic Sculptures on display, The Cloud Leopard (2012), Byaku (2013) and one completely new work especially for ArtPrize 2014, Washi (2014)
Nahoko Kojima in Michigan, USA
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
When: September 24 until October 12, 2014
Admission free. Free on-site parking.
Interview of Nahoko Kojima directed by Michael McGlinn for Arte Television’s programme, Metropolenreport. It aired on Sunday 27 April 2014 at 16:50 as a simultaneous German/French broadcast.