Departmental Papers (History of Art)

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Kota Ezawa

Kota Ezawa is a Japanese-German artist currently based in San Francisco. He re-creates, frame by frame, animated sequences from television, cinema, and art history using basic digital drawing and animation software. He has had solo exhibitions at venues that include The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts; Hayward Gallery, London; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

in Conversation with Karen Beckman

Karen Beckman is the Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media and interim chair of the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an editor of Grey Room.


Beckman, K. (2012). Animation, abstraction, sampling: Kota Ezawa in conversation with Karen Beckman. Grey Room, 47, 98-109. doi: 10.1162/GREY_a_00072

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Date Posted: 28 August 2013