International Joint Project
granted by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
through its Program for Enforcing the Function of National Universities
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Global Art Practice: Open lecture
What Does It Mean to Be Political As an Artist?
Special Lecture by Koki Tanaka
Date: 18:00pm―20:00pm, 25 July 2017
Venue: Lecture Room No.1, 1st Fl. of the Central Building, Ueno Campus,Tokyo University of the Arts
All students welcome.
The lecture will be in English!
Organized by: Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Global Art Practice
Co-oranized by: Inter-media Art, Graduate School of Fine Arts and Oil Painting, Graduate School of Fine Arts
Born in 1975; lives and works in Kyoto, Japan.
In his diverse art practice spanning video, photography, site-specific installation, and interventional projects, Koki Tanaka visualizes and reveals the multiple contexts latent in the most simple of everyday acts. In his recent projects he documents the behavior unconsciously exhibited by people confronting unusual situations, e.g. a haircut given by nine hair stylists or a piano played by five pianists simultaneously, in an attempt to show an alternative side to things that we usually overlook in everyday living.
He has shown widely: the Kunsthaus (Graz), the Kunsthaus (Zurich), the Hammer Museum(Los Angeles), VanAbbe Museum (Eindhoven), the ICA (London), the Mori Art Museum(Tokyo), Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, 57th Venice Biennale 2017, the Liverpool Biennial 2016, the 55th Venice Biennale 2013, Yokohama Triennial 2011, the Gwangju Biennial 2008, the Taipei Biennial 2006 (Taipei). He received a special mention as national participation at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013, and Deutsche bank artist of the year 2015 award.
Graduate School of Fine Arts, Global Art Practice