Curator-led Tour: Eiko Otake: I Invited Myself

November 18, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

I Invited Myself, Vol. II, featuring “Death Valley” at Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 2023. Photo credit: Eiko Otake.

Experience this co-presentation of a singular movement-based artist’s celebrated works across two venues. Led by DJ Hellerman, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at FWM, and Joyce Chung, Curator at the Asian Arts Initiative (AAI), this tour begins with AAI’s presentation, A Body, which features Eiko’s lone body moving within different landscapes and absorbing what they hold. The group will then head down the street to FWM to experience Duets, which highlights Eiko’s collaborative projects with artists of different races, identities, cultures, disciplines, and ages.

Organized in conjunction with Eiko Otake: I Invited Myself, Vol III: A Body at the Asian Arts Initiative (on view through December 9, 2023) and Eiko Otake: I Invited Myself, Vol. III: Duets at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (on view through March 24, 2024).

Event Information

November 18, 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Event begins:
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event ends:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

FREE (suggested $5 donation)
Advance registration required


About the Participants

Joyce Chung is the Curator at Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Her curatorial projects focus on Asian Diaspora art, Contemporary Korean art, and intersections between feminism and visual arts. Chung is interested in exploring the complexity of identity and representation through the lens of the politics of place. Mostly recently, she curated The Body You Want, a group exhibition that explores the variable positions of Asian queer bodies through the lens of geopolitical gender norms. Chung has also worked at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, Kukje Gallery in Seoul, Hyundai Card in Seoul, and Performa in New York.



DJ Hellerman is Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Fabric Workshop & Museum, where he leads the research and implementation of artist-centered projects, exhibitions, and programming. Recent exhibitions include Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange, among many others. Before joining The Fabric Workshop and Museum, DJ was Curator at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, the former Curator of Arts and Programs at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York, and Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts in Burlington, Vermont. Hellerman holds an M.A in Art History from Case Western Reserve University and is a PhD candidate at Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz, Austria.


Major support of The Fabric Workshop and Museum is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state art funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by Agnes Gund and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

At the Asian Arts Initiative, Eiko Otake: I Invited Myself, vol. III: A Body is made possible with the support of William Penn Foundation, The Culture and Community Power Fund, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Performance Network.