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On March 11th one of the worst earthquakes in history struck northeastern Japan and triggered a series of tragic events. The number of people killed and still missing is unconscionable. The level of destruction will take billions of dollars and many years to rebuild. The need for support and resource remains immense as communities strive to recover from this disaster. As we were not able to reclaim actual materials from the disaster site, participating artists were encouraged to “reclaim” their own remnants (castoffs from their creative process) to create their work for this exhibition.
Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.
For the past 5 years Royal-T held ground-breaking exhibitions and hosted memorable happenings and events. From The Warholian show curated by Eric Shiner to TAG You’re It! curated by Amber Noland, the shows at Royal-T have been ‘can’t miss’ occasions on the California art scene. Designed by celebrated architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, this incredible exhibition space boasted a world-class collection with a Japanese twist. From the gift-shop to the café, the brick-lined walls to the innovative protective Lucite vitrines, and the bold industrial interior to the ivy-draped exterior, Royal-T was the daringly audacious idea of a true artistic visionary. But the core of the institution has always been the inspired art collection which has been constructed with amazing intuition, sensitivity and vision. Assembled by world renowned collector Susan Hancock, the Royal-T inspired the Southern California art scene with its irrepressible energy and international flavor.