On October 11, the Japanese American National Museum will open Giant Robot Biennale 4, its fourth exhibition in collaboration with Giant Robot founder, Eric Nakamura. This edition of the popular series, first presented in 2007, will examine the evolution of the Giant Robot aesthetic from its humble origins in drawing to its many celebrated manifestations in painting, installation, muralism, and photography. The show will run through January 24, 2016.
The museum’s lower-level gallery will be devoted to a variety of drawing styles, ranging from comic books to street art to illustration. Participating artists include Esao Andrews, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Haroshi, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, Kim Jung Gi, kozyndan, Jim Lee, Mike Lee, Nathan Ota, Mu Pan, Yumi Sakugawa, Shizu Saldamando, Masakatsu Sashie, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Katsuya Terada, Edwin Ushiro, Ai Yamaguchi, and Yoskay Yamamoto.
An opening celebration will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature live and deejay music, food, and a no-host bar. For complete details, read the official press release.