The Book We Used Was Called Essential Kanji

Akiko Ichikawa

The Book We Used Was Called Essential Kanji

Gifting performance

For Jamaica Flux 2007, Akiko Ichikawa produced customized T-shirts. Created with handmade stencils, she printed Japanese translations of English T-shirt slogans worn by pedestrians on Jamaica Avenue. The printing – conceived as a performance piece –took place in front of JCAL’s building on Sept 29, October 20, October 27, and November 17 from 12- 4PM.

The realization of this project was, in part, supported by The Japan Foundation

Akiko Ichikawa graduated from Hunter College, City University of New York (2000) with an MFA degree. Her work has been featured in many exhibitions including “Rethinking Marxism” at THE University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2006), “FLUXUS Party” at Monkey Town, Brooklyn (2006), and in Performa05 (2005). She has shown at Momenta Art in Brooklyn, Andrew Kreps gallery, and the Bronx’s Longwood Art Gallery and in Float05 at Socrates Sculpture Park. Ms. Ichikawa was a participant of Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2004.