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VoCA Talk: Ted Kurahara

Non-figurative abstract painting in red tones.

Ted Kurahara, "Untitled," 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches.

In September 2018, abstract artist Ted Kurahara sat down with VoCA Board Member and fellow CALL Artist Arlan Huang at the Joan Mitchell Foundation to discuss his life and legacy. Their conversation traces the arc of Kurahara’s artistic practice alongside his many inspirations, including the Golden Section, European painting traditions, Haiku poetry, and personal narrative.

This interview was part of the fourth season of our on-going CALL/VoCA Talks series, hosted in partnership with the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program. These programs aim to highlight the innovative CALL initiative while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work.

Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) is a non-profit organization focused on the preservation and stewardship of contemporary art. Please visit www.voca.network to learn more about our mission and programs. If you would like access to the transcript of this VoCA Talk or have any questions, please email: assistant@voca.network.

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VoCA Talk: Ted Kurahara

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