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News from Naoe Suzuki Studio: Soup, Wind & Water
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Soup, Wind & Water

December is a month of giving. So, what are soup, wind & water got to do with it? What am I talking about? Please read on, and you will know. To me, soup, wind and water are just a reminder to be a kind soul.
 
My catalog, “
Be Water, My Friend” is now available to order online. See below for more details. 20% off if you order by the end of 2015.

Open Source Winter Fundraiser
Open Source
is a Brooklyn based non-profit that serves as a nexus for contemporary art and local neighborhood cultures, with strong emphasis on public, socially engaged artwork, sustainable communities, and social justice.
 
Each year in the month of December, the Open Source Soup Kitchen brings together artists, cooks, friends, and neighbors for a month of cooking, eating, sharing and celebrating! 

Open Source Winter Fundraiser is on December 11th, 2015. My small print will be available in the auction. Read more about the Fundraiser and purchase a ticket.
Blue Mountain Center hosts activists in additions to artists, writers, poets, composers and filmmakers, because they understand that activists also need time and place to recharge their energy. I met Ron Davis in 2011 when he was at BMC as a Windcall Institute Fellow. Windcall sends activists to BMC - a gift for these hard working people who fight everyday to make our communities a better place.
 

Windcall Institute needs your help to support community change workers in the work of improving the quality of life for all of us. As Ron says, “Like millions of others all across the planet, we get tired but we never give up.” Read more and donate.
Be Water, My Friend
This catalog has been a long coming since a year ago, and now it’s complete and published. I took my friend’s advice, and I included a catalogue production in my budget
… Read more.

Now you can 
order a copy online.
20% off if you order by the end of this year. 
An excerpt from the essay by Michele L’Heureux:
“As an ongoing act of creativity, Naoe Suzuki uses a manual typewriter to type the question “What is your relationship with water?” over and over again onto separate sheets of tea-stained paper. She says that it helps her meditate on this question, which would make it seem as if she is approaching the question for the first time. In fact, she has been pondering this question closely for some time. Her entire body of work over the past four years could be considered just such a meditation on both her and our planet’s relationship to water.”
 
Forward by Andrew Mroczek, Associate Director of Exhibitions at Lesley University College of Art and Design, essays by Michele L’Heureux, Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, and Wenonah Hauter, Founder and Executive Director of Food and Water Watch; Artist’s Statement by Naoe Suzuki. Soft cover, 36 pages, 27 color images. $15.00
What is your relationship with water? 
I'm now documenting and organizing all the typed responses from the participants for this project. I'll update the progress on my blog, but here are some examples. Thank you very much for those who participated.
See more responses.
Current Exhibition: Winter Works
My drawings on vintage book pages are included in Winter Works at Bromfield Gallery. 
450 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA
December 2– 20, 2015.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 6-8:30pm
I don't have any upcoming exhibits for the next year, so I won't be sending you any updates for a while. I'll be sending you the next one when I have any news. 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Soup, Wind & Water—they're our gift to share, appreciate, and protect. Hope this month brings you much joy while you do these acts. As my friend and swimming buddy, Henri says, "Be kind, be kind, be kind." 
 
With much gratitude,
Naoe
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