Ei Arakawa & Sergei Tcherepnin

This publication was produced to accompany a collaborative audio-visual performance installation by Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin that was on view from December 17 – January 14, 2012, at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.  It features thorough photographic documentation of the works from the installation and the performances within the gallery, as well as texts by the artists.

Ei Arakawa (b. 1977) and Sergei Tcherepnin (b. 1981), both live in New York. They began collaboration in 2007. Previous solo exhibitions and projects include: Künstlarhaus Stuttgart, Germany (2009); Tbilisi 6.Never On Sunday, Georgia (2009); Casco, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2010), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA(2010); The Showroom, London (2011); CAC Brétigny, Paris (2011).

Ei Arakawa is based in New York since 1998. Working almost always collaboratively, his work “structurally evades forms of production that could be ascribed to, or referred back to a single subject.” Selected performances and exhibitions: Tate Modern, London (2012); Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (2011 and 2009); Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France (2011); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011); DAAD Gallery, Berlin (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2011); Wiels, Brussel, Belgium (2011); Frieze Project, London, United Kingdom (2010), Galerie Neu, Berlin (2010).

Sergei Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses performance, composition, and installation to explore the materiality of sound and its physical and psychological effects on the listener. Selected performances and exhibitions: Performa11 at New Museum, New York (2011); Murray Guy, New York (2011); 47 Canal, New York (2011); Societé, Berlin (2011); Tokyo Wonder Site, Shibuya (2011); Audio Visual Arts, New York (2010); Roulette, New York (2010); The Stone, New York (2008); Merkin Hall, New York (2008). His compositions have been performed by Da Capo Chamber Players, St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He is a 2012 Artists-in-Residence at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, New York.

Ei Arakawa and Sergei Tcherepnin - Looking at Listening
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