The thousands of artworks at SFMOMA offer countless opportunities to look closely and think deeply about some of the most amazing artists of our time. To celebrate both the artists on view in the newly expanded museum and the creative communities of the Bay Area, 50 Artists invites local artists and creative professionals to share how icons of modern and contemporary art matter to them. This week, Shinichi Iova-Koga explores the life and work of Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe.
Iova-Koga is artistic director of the San Francisco-based performance company inkBoat. Founded in 1998, inkBoat creates opportunities for collaboration and information exchange. The company, winner of five “Izzie” awards, has performed throughout North America, Europe, South Korea, and Japan, often collaborating with local artists. In 2007, Iova-Koga and his wife founded a studio in rural Northern California (inkGround), which runs an annual summer workshop exploring the relationship of wild nature with dance.