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Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, Robertson Hall, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey, 1961-1965) Photo: Balthazar Korab, courtesy of the Library of Congress.


Talk | Justin Beal & Katie Yamasaki

In the Lichtenstein Theater

October 15, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

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Justin Beal will discuss his new book, Sandfuture, an account of the life and work of the architect Minoru Yamasaki with Yamasaki’s granddaughter, the muralist and children’s book author, Katie Yamasaki.

Sandfuture is also a book about an artist interrogating art and architecture’s role in culture as New York changes drastically after a decade bracketed by terrorism and natural disaster. From the central thread of Yamasaki’s life, Sandfuture spirals outward to include reflections on a wide range of subjects, from the figure of the architect in literature and film and transformations in the contemporary art market to the perils of sick buildings and the broader social and political implications of how, and for whom, cities are built.

ABOUT JUSTIN BEAL

Justin Beal is an artist with an extensive exhibition history in the United States and Europe. Beal graduated from Yale University with a degree in architecture and design and continued his studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the University of Southern California. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Interview, and the Los Angeles Times and is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Beal currently teaches at Hunter College.

ABOUT KATIE YAMASAKI

Katie Yamasaki is a muralist and children’s book artist. She has painted over 80 murals with diverse communities around the world that explore local issues of social justice. Her children’s books focus on stories from underrepresented communities. Yamasaki co-authored Everything Naomi Loved, with Ian Lendler for Norton Young Readers, about facing the hard changes of gentrification. When the Cousins Came and Fish for Jimmy recount personal family stories about the internment camps of WWII and growing up in a multi-racial family. Yamasaki earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she served on the faculty for several years. She worked for 14 years as a public school Spanish and Art teacher in both the Detroit and NYC public schools.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required. All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
This indoor event requires all attendees to show proof of their vaccination status or recent negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Medical-grade face masks must be worn at all times and will be provided to anyone who needs one. To expedite your check-in process, you may email proof of vaccine to healthfirst@parrishart.org  with the event title in your subject line.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.

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October 15
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Talk | Justin Beal & Katie Yamasaki

In the Lichtenstein Theater

October 15, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER   LIVESTREAM

 

Justin Beal will discuss his new book, Sandfuture, an account of the life and work of the architect Minoru Yamasaki with Yamasaki’s granddaughter, the muralist and children’s book author, Katie Yamasaki.

Sandfuture is also a book about an artist interrogating art and architecture’s role in culture as New York changes drastically after a decade bracketed by terrorism and natural disaster. From the central thread of Yamasaki’s life, Sandfuture spirals outward to include reflections on a wide range of subjects, from the figure of the architect in literature and film and transformations in the contemporary art market to the perils of sick buildings and the broader social and political implications of how, and for whom, cities are built.

ABOUT JUSTIN BEAL

Justin Beal is an artist with an extensive exhibition history in the United States and Europe. Beal graduated from Yale University with a degree in architecture and design and continued his studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program and the University of Southern California. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Artforum, Frieze, Art in America, Interview, and the Los Angeles Times and is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox Museum, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Beal currently teaches at Hunter College.

ABOUT KATIE YAMASAKI

Katie Yamasaki is a muralist and children’s book artist. She has painted over 80 murals with diverse communities around the world that explore local issues of social justice. Her children’s books focus on stories from underrepresented communities. Yamasaki co-authored Everything Naomi Loved, with Ian Lendler for Norton Young Readers, about facing the hard changes of gentrification. When the Cousins Came and Fish for Jimmy recount personal family stories about the internment camps of WWII and growing up in a multi-racial family. Yamasaki earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where she served on the faculty for several years. She worked for 14 years as a public school Spanish and Art teacher in both the Detroit and NYC public schools.

Advance ticket purchase with pre-event registration is required. All tickets are sold pre-event and online only. No sales at the door. All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable.
This indoor event requires all attendees to show proof of their vaccination status or recent negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours. Medical-grade face masks must be worn at all times and will be provided to anyone who needs one. To expedite your check-in process, you may email proof of vaccine to healthfirst@parrishart.org  with the event title in your subject line.
Friday Nights are made possible, in part, by Presenting Sponsor:

Additional support provided by The Corcoran Group and Sandy and Stephen Perlbinder.