ワタシモナリタイ/kenji Miyazawa for Japan NOW.

雨ニモマケズ
風ニモマケズ
雪ニモ夏ノ暑サニモマケヌ
丈夫ナカラダヲモチ
慾ハナク
決シテ瞋ラズ
イツモシヅカニワラッテイル
一日ニ玄米四合ト
味噌ト少シノ野菜ヲタベ
アラユルコトヲ
ジブンヲカンジョウニ入レズニ
ヨクミキキシワカリ
ソシテワスレズ
野原ノ松ノ林ノ蔭ノ
小サナ萱ブキノ小屋ニイテ
東ニ病気ノ子供アレバ
行ッテ看病シテヤリ
西ニツカレタ母アレバ
行ッテソノ稲ノ束ヲ負ヒ
南ニ死ニソウナ人アレバ
行ッテコワガラナクテモイイトイイ
北ニケンカヤソショウガアレバ
ツマラナイカラヤメロトイイ
ヒデリノトキハナミダヲナガシ
サムサノナツハオロオロアルキ
ミンナニデクノボウトヨバレ
ホメラレモセズ
クニモサレズ
ソウイウモノニ
ワタシハナリタイ

English Translation

not losing to the rain
not losing to the wind
not losing to the snow nor to summer’s heat
with a strong body
unfettered by desire
never losing temper
cultivating a quiet joy
every day four bowls of brown rice
miso and some vegetables to eat
in everything
count yourself last and put others before you
watching and listening, and understanding
and never forgetting
in the shade of the woods of the pines of the fields
being in a little thatched hut
if there is a sick child to the east
going and nursing over them
if there is a tired mother to the west
going and shouldering her sheaf of rice
if there is someone near death to the south
going and saying there’s no need to be afraid
if there is a quarrel or a suit to the north
telling them to leave off with such waste
when there’s drought, shedding tears of sympathy
when the summer’s cold, wandering upset
called a blockhead by everyone
without being praised
without being blamed
such a person
I want to become

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Nakajima back in San Diego with the Greats!

A Visual Arts Department Exhibition
Curated by Tatiana Sizonenko

March 4 through June 6, 2011

Preview Reception on March 4, 2011 at 2pm
Visual Arts Facility Performance Space

Exhibition Preview viewing with the curator on March 4 at 4pm
Literature Building

UC San Diego, The Division of Arts and Humanities Dean’s office, 3rd and 4th Flr, Warren College, 410 Literature Bldg., 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093

Cross-Disciplinary Productions explores the dynamic interaction between art and society through the distinctive philosophy of the UCSD MFA program. This exhibition is the second in the series for the current academic year focusing on the identity of our department. The first exhibition mounted in the Fall “The San Diego Effect” centered on the identity of place through works by MFA students at UCSD and San Diego State University that engaged with greater San Diego as a locale. The upcoming exhibition tracks our identity through time as it is revealed by the personal stories and careers of artists from our department. Participating artists: David Antin, David Avalos, Rebecca Baron, Doris Bittar, Harold Cohen, Joyce Cutler Shaw, Joelle Dietrick, Steve Fagin, Manny Farber, Katie Herzog, Louis Hock, Allan Kaprow, Christopher Kardambikis, Jeff Kelley, Hung Liu, Fred Lonidier, Simone Lueck, Kim MacConnel, Babette Magnolte, Owen Mundy, Ryuta Nakajama, Leslie Nemour, Mark Oliver, Sheryl Oring, Patricia Patterson, Jerome Rothenberg, Italo Scanga, Louis Schmidt, Ernest Silva, Brianna Rigg, Perry Vasquez, Yvonne Venegas, Andrew West, and Minori Yata.


Cross-Disciplinary Productions: A Visual Arts Department Exhibition

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the founding of UCSD, the Division of Arts and Humanities will be hosting an exhibit celebrating the artistic identity of the Visual Arts Department, running from March 4 through June 6, 2011. Cross-Disciplinary Productions is curated by Tatiana Sizonenko, a PhD Candidate in Art History. The exhibit will present a survey of works by its founding and long-term faculty, most distinguished alumni, and current MFA students.

The Visual Arts Department was founded on the principle that art production, art theory and criticism, and art history are inter-related practices which together constitute the world or culture of art. This exhibition investigates the various ways that the department’s distinctive commitment to the theoretical framework of art was put into practice and whether this shared philosophy about the theoretical framework of art constitutes a tradition in the contemporary world.

Cross-Disciplinary Productions explores the dynamic interaction between art and society through the distinctive philosophy of the UCSD MFA program. This exhibition is the second in the series for the current academic year focusing on the identity of our department. The first exhibition mounted in the Fall “The San Diego Effect” centered on the identity of place through works by MFA students at UCSD and San Diego State University that engaged with greater San Diego as a locale. The upcoming exhibition tracks our identity through time as it is revealed by the personal stories and careers of artists from our department.

The exhibition pre-view reception will include a lecture and conversation with artist / critic / theorist Allan Sekula (UCSD/MFA 1974) and historian / critic / curator Moira Roth (Professor at UCSD 1974-85) who will discuss the history of UCSD MFA program and their own work. The pre-opening is scheduled for March 4, 2011 at 2pm in the Visual Arts Facility, performance space. Following the talk there will be an exhibition preview viewing with the curator on March 4 at 4pm in the Literature Building.

The exhibition opens to full viewing on March 11, 2011, with a special guest Jeff Kelley (MFA, UCSD 1985), an art critic, theorist, curator, and educator, currently residing in Oakland. Jeff Kelley will lead an enactment of Allan Kaprow’s “Easy” (1972) with PhD and MFA students (by RSVP).

Participating artists:
David Antin, David Avalos, Rebecca Baron, Doris Bittar, Harold Cohen, Joyce Cutler Shaw, Joelle Dietrick, Steve Fagin, Manny Farber, Katie Herzog, Louis Hock, Allan Kaprow, Christopher Kardambikis, Jeff Kelley, Hung Liu, Fred Lonidier, Simone Lueck, Kim MacConnel, Babette Magnolte, Owen Mundy, Ryuta Nakajama, Leslie Nemour, Mark Oliver, Sheryl Oring, Patricia Patterson, Jerome Rothenberg, Italo Scanga, Louis Schmidt, Ernest Silva, Brianna Rigg, Perry Vasquez, Yvonne Venegas, Andrew West, and Minori Yata.

Media Contact
Sheena Ghanbari
sghanbari@ucsd.edu
858-822-7755