Koki Tanaka Artist Talk and Video Screening, Tuesday, November 2

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Koki Tanaka Artist Talk and Video Screening, Tuesday, November 2

Post  JF on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:23 pm


Artist talk and video screening: "A Haircut by 9 Hairdressers at Once (second attempt)"

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Date: Tuesday, November 2, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (doors 6:00)
Lo ca tion: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Address: 131 Bloor St. W. , 2nd floor of the Colonnade Building
Language: English
Admission: free
RSVP Required: jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php or (416) 966-1600 x102

Drawing from his experience as artist-in-residence at Toronto ’s YYZ gallery earlier this year, video artist Koki Tanaka continues to develop ideas inspired by his stay here. While in Toronto , Tanaka noted how the wide variety of international hair salons—Chinese, Portuguese, Indian, Jamai ca n, Japanese, old-style, hip-style, etc.—reflects the multicultural character of the city. During a recent stay in San Francisco , Tanaka observed the same thing, and created the video "A Haircut by 9 Hairdressers at Once (second attempt)" (duration 30 minutes). On Tuesday, November 2, at the Japan Foundation , he will show this new video and discuss his works and influences.

Tanaka’s work is currently on display at the Japan Foundation , Toronto as part of the exhibition “Winter Garden: The Exploration of the Micropop Imagination in Contemporary Japanese Art.” “Winter Garden” curator Midori Matsui describes his videos as documents of “transformations of banal everyday objects, motivated by his playful interactions with them.”

Koki Tanaka’s Website


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