時間の形式、その制作と方法
──田中功起作品とテキストから考える

 

9.3 – 30, 2017

 

2017年9月3日(日)-9月30日(土)
水-土: 12:00-19:00
日: 12:00-18:00
会期中定休日: 月・火・祝日
 
 
企画: 上妻世海
デザイン: 石塚俊 
 
 
 
○本展について
 
田中功起は2013年に第55回ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレで特別表彰を受賞し、2015年にドイツ銀行が選定するアーティスト・オブ・ザ・イヤーを受賞するなど、日本だけでなく海外からも最も注目されるアーティストの一人であり、『関係性の美学』以降における現代美術の代表的人物とみなされている。そして、重要なアーティストには当然のことであるが、彼の作品群には既に多くの批評が寄せられており、その中で多くの場合、「現象から行為へ、そして共同性へ」といった整理がなされている。よって、多くの人々には僕のような権威もなにもない若手キュレーターが評価が定まりつつある作家の展覧会を企画することの意味が理解できないかもしれない。

しかし僕にとって、田中功起は、作品を制作するだけでなく、数多くの興味深いテキストを残しており、しかも批評的にも重要な論点を展開している作家であった。そして、そのテキストの熱心な読者であった僕は、彼の内在的な視点から彼の作品群を解釈していて、当時、曖昧ながら、「現象から行為へ、そして共同性へ」といった解釈ではなく、別の仕方で解釈しうるのではないかと考えていた。言い換えれば、田中は彼自身の目的とは違った仕方で解釈されており、田中自身の問題意識とその解決方法を整理することで、本来的な、しかし新しい論点が描き出せるのではないかと考えていたのである。

上記の関心から、僕はこの展覧会を企画する上で、まず彼の最初期の作品群と膨大なテキストを読解することにした。そして、その読解を媒介に彼の根底に流れる思想と態度を明示的に記述することにした。それは彼の制作と思考の痕跡を辿る旅であり、その記述によって示された場所から再度彼の作品群を現在まで振り返ることで、彼が志向していた作品の可能性を最大限拡張することを可能にした。

そして、幸運なことに、この作業は彼の制作と方法について記述するだけでなく、同時に、僕自身の制作と方法についても思考を促した。何故なら、彼が真摯に向き合ってきた「制作者」と「鑑賞者」と「作品」の視点の差異、そして「作ること」と「作品」と「見ること」の関係の在り方は、「時間の概念」をある条件のもとで限定し、別の条件のもとで拡張するのであるが、それはこれまで僕が思考してきたことの近傍に位置しており、それらは響きあい、僕自身にも大きな変容をもたらしたからである。

田中は2000年に野比千々美という別名義で「世界‐速度の変容–コンセプチュアル・アートの<遅さ>をめぐって」というテキストを発表し、第3回[武蔵野美術]評論賞を受賞している。彼は、その中で、現代社会について分析し、「断絶」と「脅迫」という二つの問題点を浮かび上がらせ、それに対する一種の抵抗装置としての「作品」を考えていた。その問題点は、2017年現在、当時よりも重大な問題へと膨れ上がり、彼の作品と方法から学ぶべきことは増しているように思える。しかし、彼の「作品」は彼の意図すらも越えて多様な見方を許容するだろうし、テキスト内で示すように、複数の時間軸の中で各々異なる解釈を生み出していくだろう。もちろん、僕の解釈も、作品の持つ時間軸に対してみれば、部分的な小さい(そして大きい)ものにすぎない。しかし、僕の試みによって、固着してしまうかもしれない一つの視点と関係のあり方が解放され、その場に無数の時間の形式が見いだされ、様々な視点から彼の作品が別の関係のあり方へと生成していくのであれば、それ以上に嬉しいことはない。


上妻世海

 
 
 
 

 

Koki TANAKA: 57th Biennale di Venezia | Viva Arte Viva (Venice, Arsenale)

 

5.13 – 11.26, 2017

 

curated by Christine Macel

Exhibition venues: Giardini and Arsenale

Date: May 13 – November 26, 2017

Opening: May 10, 2017
Vernissage: May 10th – 11th – 12th 2017
Official Opening and Award Ceremony: May 13th 2017

 

We are delighted to share that Koki Tanaka is participating in the 57th Venice Biennale:
His work is part of the main exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA, curated by Christine Macel.

More info:
http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/index.html
Preview programme
Download brochure and maps

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Koki Tanaka Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown 2017, (c) Skulptur Projekte 2017  photo: Henning Rogge

 

Koki TANAKA: Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017(Münster, Germany)

 

6.10 – 10.1, 2017

 

Skulptur Projekte 2017


LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

Domplatz 10
48143 Münster


Date:
10 June to 1 October 2017

Opening hours
Mon. – Sun. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission
 

 

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Koki TANAKA

Provisional Studies: Workshop #7 How to Live Together and Sharing the Unknown, Skulptur Projekte 2017



Material

Action and workshops, installation of the video documentation in four rooms

Location

Johannisstraße 18/20,
48143 Münster
access via the passage between Johannisstraße 18/20 and 21, oppositeAegidiimarkt


Accompanying booklet available on-site


Participants’ workshops

Tasnim Baghdadi, Stephan Biermann, Isa Selçuk Dilmen, Annette Hinricher, Anna Mondain-Monval, JoAnn Osborne, Rolf Tiemann, Lina Zaher


Facilitators’ workshops

Ahmad Alajlan, Kai van Eikels, Andrew Maerkle, Hendrik Meyer, Tami Yanagisawa


Crew

Director of photography: Hikaru Fujii
Sound: Ryota Fujiguchi
Editor: Koki Tanaka
Camera operator: Shinya Aoyama
Boom operator: Kadoaki Izuta
Assistants: Lejla Aliev, Jakob Reuter
Workshop / filming coordination: Sophia Trollmann
Assistant: Alexandra Südkamp
Logistics: Jan Enste / jae kunst und medien
Textiles support: Kvadrat
Equipment rental and support: Kunstakademie Münster, Filmwerkstatt Münster e. V., Atelier Screen TV, ARTISTS’ GUILD, C-RENT, CAMCAR, cineOne
Subtitles: Eurotape – Media Services GmbH

 

Additional videos online during the exhibition period:

https://vimeopro.com/kktnk/ps7

 

 

via: https://www.skulptur-projekte.de/#/En/Projects/2017/844/TANAKA

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Koki TANAKA Opening announcement in Tulln on June 12, 1977, immediately before the walk towards Zwentendorf, photographed by Friedrich Witzany, courtesy of Sigrid Schönfelder, Photo: Koki Tanaka

 

Koki TANAKA: Provisional Studies (Working Title) (Kunsthaus Graz, Space02)

 

6.23 – 8.27, 2017

 

Provisional Studies (Working Title)


Date:

23 June – 27 August, 2017 

Venue:
Kunsthaus Graz, Space02
Lendkai 1 
8020 Graz, Österreich

Opening Hours
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am – 5pm

Opening: 22.06.2017
 
Curated by: Barbara Steiner

 

 

About the exhibition

Can you compose a sound track jointly and have five people play it on one piano? Can seven people write a protest song together? The Japanese artist Koki Tanaka creates situations—or you could call them ‘experimental set-ups’—that invite people to try out tasks that seem impossible. His works often revolve around the question: what and how can we achieve together?

In Tanaka’s first solo exhibition in Austria, the Kunsthaus Graz will show projects that involve collectivity and the potential for joint action. These include a new film work whose starting-point is the protest against the startup of the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant in the late 1970s. Tanaka’s interest is also very much to do with the major earthquake and Fukushima disaster of 2011, as well as the resulting collective actions that took place in Japan, including silent protests, against nuclear energy.

A feature shared by all of the projects is that participants have to be open to exchange, develop a sense of community and creativity and at the same time explore new rules of negotiation and collaboration. Apart from his interest in collective forms of protest, Koki Tanaka’s focus lies on recollection, the identity-building function of shared events burned into the memory and their actualisation for the present day.

 

via: https://www.museum-joanneum.at/en/kunsthaus-graz/exhibitions/exhibitions/events/event/5662/koki-tanaka-3

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Koki TANAKA Precarious Tasks #8: Going home could not be daily routine (film still), 2014
Collective Acts, video documentation in the suburbs of London (June 2014);
Videos, 25′ 20″; 9′ 22″; 27′ 46″; 46′ 35″; 7′ 22″
Commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London,
on the occasion of their exhibition Journal, curated by Matt Williams.
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo

 

Koki TANAKA: Action! (Kunsthaus Zürich)

 

6.23 – 7.30, 2017

 

Action!

Date:
23 June – 30 July 2017 

Venue:
Kunsthaus Zürich 

Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH 8001 Zurich
+41 (0)44 253 84 84
www.kunsthaus.ch
info@kunsthaus.ch


Opening hours
Fri-Sun/Tues 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wed, Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Admission including one re-entry (e.g. for performance) and collection
CHF 26 / 19 concessions and groups
Admission free to visitors up to the age of 16.

 

 

>>All Koki Tanaka Events

 

Includes works by:
Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978),
Francis Alÿs (b. 1959),
Nina Beier (b. 1975),
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Trisha Brown (1936–2017),
Tania Bruguera (b. 1968),
Lucinda Childs (b. 1940) / Ruth Childs ( b. 1984),
Guy Debord (1931–1994),
Valie Export (b. 1940),
William Forsythe (b. 1949),
Simone Forti (b. 1935),
Guerrilla Girls, Sharon Hayes (b. 1970),
Adelita Husni-Bey (b. 1985),
Florence Jung (b. 1986),
Allan Kaprow (1927–2006) / San Keller (b. 1971),
Georg Keller (b. 1981),
Dieter Meier (b. 1945),
Musée de la danse / Boris Charmatz (b. 1973) / Aernout Mik (b. 1962),
Yoko Ono (b. 1933),
Ahmet Ögut (b. 1981),
Adrian Piper (b. 1948),
Alexandra Pirici (b. 1982),
Rimini Protokoll, Tracey Rose (b. 1974),
Tino Sehgal (b. 1976),
Marinella Senatore (b. 1977),
Cally Spooner (b. 1983),
Koki Tanaka (b. 1975).

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Tatsumi ORIMOTO, Bread Man, Tokyo, Aug 16, 1991, digital print, 900 x 600 cm

 

LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2017
Booth # 331

 

6.12 – 17, 2017

 

Installation view, LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2017

 

LISTE Art Fair Basel
Burgweg 15 – CH- 4058 Basel Switzerland

Fair
Tuesday-Saturday, June 13-17, 1 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 18, 1 to 6 p.m.

Preview (only by invitation)
Monday, June 12, noon to 5 p.m.

Public Opening Reception
Monday, June 12, 5 to 9 p.m.

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Tatsumi ORIMOTO, ART-MAMA+SON WITH BIG BREAD, 2012

 

青山目黒は LISTE – Art Fair Basel 2017 に出展いたします。

Artists:
田中 功起, 1975, JP
折元 立身, 1946, JP

More info: LISTE Art Fair Basel

 

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Koki TANAKAeveryday statement (other cheese toasts in other days), 2010, digital print, 685 x 1030mm

 

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1967年12月9日 ゼロ次元(加藤好弘)「全裸防毒面歩行儀式」(撮影:羽永光利)

 

ART PHOTO TOKYO -edition zero- /Booth 311(茅場町共同ビルディング・東京)


11.17 – 20, 2016

Booth: 3F, 311
Artists:羽永光利、田中功起、折元立身、橋本聡

日時:VIP招待:2016年11月17日(木)
First Choice: 15:00-17:00
Opening Reception: 18:00-21:00

一般開場:2016年11月18日(金)-20日(日)
開場時間:11月18日(金)・19日(土) | 12:00 – 20:00
11月20日(日) | 12:00 – 17:00
※最終入場は閉場の30分前
会場:茅場町共同ビルディング・東京
〒103-0025 東京都中央区日本橋茅場町1丁目6-12
東京メトロ茅場町駅(日比谷線・東西線)9番出口直結
入場料:一般1500円、学生500円、小学生以下無料

More info:ART PHOTO TOKYO -edition zero-

 

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田中功起, I considered the title of this work but it never come up. Following things could be related to the title.
1) I love to go out from the exhibition space because of BankART facing the sea.
2)There are so many trashes which some artists made and showed as art work before in BankART.
3) I want to make a raft using those trashes.
4) I think it’s not a question that the raft float on water or not but it’s good to be floating there.
, 2007, 400x600mm, ed.5

 

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折元立身, The Document of ANIMAL ART 1978 – 2014 (LIMITED BOX), 2015, Movies, Catalogue raisonne, Photo, Box made of paulownia

 

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橋本聡, Photographer: Bodybuilder, 2012, 73.8×110.8cm, ed.2of 5

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Youth Training Scheme Protest, Liverpool, 25 April 1985. Photo courtesy of Dave Sinclair


Koki Tanaka: Liverpool Biennial 2016 (Open Eye Gallery, UK)

 

7.9 – 10.16, 2016


Liverpool Biennial


Festival of Contemporary Art

July 9–October 16, 2016

www.biennial.com

Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / #Biennial2016

Entrance to all exhibitions is free.

 

Artists:
Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Jordan/UK/Lebanon), Andreas Angelidakis (Greece/Norway), Alisa Baremboym (USA), Lucy Beech (UK), Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico), Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan), Ian Cheng (USA), Céline Condorelli (Italy/Switzerland/France), Audrey Cottin (France/Belgium), Koenraad Dedobbeleer (Belgium), Jason Dodge (USA), Lara Favaretto (Italy), Danielle Freakley (Australia), Coco Fusco (USA), Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (Australia/UK), Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni (France), Hato (UK), Ana Jotta (Portugal), Samson Kambalu (Malawi/UK), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Leckey (UK), Adam Linder (Australia), Marcos Lutyens (UK), Jumana Manna (Palestine), Rita McBride (USA), Dennis McNulty (Ireland), Elena Narbutaite (Lithuania), Lu Pingyuan (China), Michael Portnoy (USA), Sahej Rahal (India), Hesam Rahmanian, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh (Iran), Koki Tanaka (Japan), Villa Design Group (UK/USA), Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland), Betty Woodman (USA), Arseny Zhilyaev (Russia)

 

Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories, taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future. These journeys take the form of six ‘episodes’: Ancient Greece, Chinatown, Children’s Episode, Software, Monuments from the Future and Flashback. They are sited in galleries, public spaces, unused buildings, through live performance and online. Many of the artists have made work for more than one episode, some works are repeated across different episodes, and some venues host more than one episode. 

 

Koki Tanaka Location:

Open Eye Gallery

19 Mann Island
Liverpool
L3 1BP

Open: daily 10am – 6pm

Collaborating Curator: Thomas Dukes.

 

When Koki Tanaka visited Liverpool for the first time, he came across a book, Liverpool in the 1980s, by photographer Dave Sinclair. The book contains images of a mass protest against the Conservative Government’s Youth Training Scheme, criticised as a means of providing cheap labour with no guarantee of a job at the end.

In Liverpool, where youth unemployment was as high as 80 percent in some areas, 10,000 young people took to the streets in opposition to the initiative. The march, which took place on 25 April 1985, began outside St George’s Hall and moved quickly down Dale Street, past the Town Hall, ending at the Pier Head. This wasn’t the route the organisers had planned, but the sheer enthusiasm of the students meant that the crowd moved fast and was hard to contain. For Tanaka, Sinclair’s photographs show an unusual combination of energy, optimism, joy and anger.

In June 2016, Tanaka revisited the scene of the protest, inviting original participants to share their memories of the event. They were joined by young people in order to reflect on the way in which the future that the students fought for in 1985 relates to the present political situation. This walk has been documented, and the resulting film is presented as part of the Children’s Episode and the Flashback episode, alongside photographs by Dave Sinclair.

 

(via: http://www.biennial.com/2016/exhibition/locations/open-eye-gallery_4)

 

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Koki Tanaka : Provisional Studies: Action #5 Conceiving the Past, Perceiving the Present (The Showroom, London, UK)

4.29 – 6.18, 2016

 

Date: 29 April – 18 June 2016

Venue: The Showroom
63 Penfold Street
London NW8 8PQ

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm

Event:
Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks #15: Exchange of Our Clothes and Books as Exchanging Our Body and Thoughts (Reconfiguration)

8 June 2016
Event Koki Tanaka: Night Market Revisited from 19th Century to Take a Stand

 

The commission is also supported by Vitamin Creative Space, The Japan Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Liverpool Biennial and The Showroom are working in partnership on the commissioning of Koki Tanaka’s work in 2016.

Thanks to Lisson Gallery for equipment support.

 

More info: Koki Tanaka   The Showroom

 

A major new commission by Japanese artist Koki Tanaka, which will be his first solo exhibition in the UK.

Working with collaborative processes, Tanaka’s project departs from his curiosity about the local histories of The Showroom’s neighbourhood, Church Street. Through a series of collective actions involving a range of contributors, including local historians, senior citizens and school children, Tanaka suggests a composite approach towards how to read the present through the past, and about how these can be starting points for new social possibilities.

The staging of collective actions has been a central component of Tanaka’s work to date. Through sometimes seemingly absurd tasks – ranging from collective haircuts to piano playing and tea making – he develops scenarios where group dynamics and behaviours expose how multiplicity is a central part of contemporary experience. Tanaka sets up situations and allows them to play themselves out; believing that how we behave in a micro-society has implications for society has a whole.

At The Showroom he approaches the local vicinity as an archive of historical knowledge and events that retain a presence, and will summon these through communal actions and proposals in the lead up to and during the exhibition. Historical instances include the subversion of licensing laws when theatre goers had to swap buns for theatre tickets; brewing on the site of Paddington Green police station; the heavy bombing of the area in World War 2; the history of The Showroom’s building when occupied by the Palmer Tyre Company, who produced wheels, tyres, brakes and gun turrets for wartime fighter and bomber aircraft; and more recent histories of migration.

The actions and proposals include:

Local History Research Tour Towards The Green Man Pub
A group tour of local historical sites, including the war memorial on Hatton Street, ending at The Green Man pub.

Reading Aloud People’s Names in the Community
Pupils from King Solomon Academy compile a list of names of people in the community – such as shopkeepers, stallholders and school canteen workers – for a Roll Calling performance at Church Street market, referencing acts of communal remembrance.

Eating the History, Reflecting the Present (Whose Victory?)
Leading out of Tanaka’s interest in ‘victory gardens’ which were set up during World War 2 to help feed the nation, local residents will work with the artist to make food for The Showroom’s neighbourhood networking lunch, using wartime recipes and ingredients that were typically grown in victory gardens. The group will eat surrounded by film footage of air raids, the sound of contemporary bombing raids, and tyre fragments referencing The Showroom building’s former use during the war.

Durational Proposal: Walking as Someone Else or Someone Who Lived a Long Time Ago

Precarious Tasks #15: Exchange of Our Clothes and Books as Exchanging Our Body and Thoughts (Reconfiguration)
By bringing a favourite possession to pass on to another person, visitors can share in and take care of someone else’s personal history.

The outcomes of these works, as well as those of earlier actions by Tanaka, will be presented in the gallery as film, audio, billboard images and text within a specially designed installation of temporary structures.