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

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




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


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


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


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:




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


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



23 June – 30 July 2017 

Kunsthaus Zürich 

Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH 8001 Zurich
+41 (0)44 253 84 84

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).


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)


23 June – 27 August, 2017 

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


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


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

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.




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

田中 功起, 1975, JP
折元 立身, 1946, JP

More info: LISTE Art Fair Basel



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



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:
Preview programme
Download brochure and maps


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

First Choice: 15:00-17:00
Opening Reception: 18:00-21:00

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
〒103-0025 東京都中央区日本橋茅場町1丁目6-12

More info:ART PHOTO TOKYO -edition zero-



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



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



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


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


Twitter / Instagram / Facebook / #Biennial2016

Entrance to all exhibitions is free.


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
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)



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

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.


「一時的なスタディ:ワークショップ#4 共にいることの可能性、その配置」 2015-2016 制作風景


田中 功起:共にいることの可能性、その試み(水戸芸術館 現代美術ギャラリー、茨城)

2.20 – 5.15, 2016



会場:水戸芸術館 現代美術ギャラリー
開催日:2016年2月20日[土]~ 2016年5月15日[日]

協賛:Vitamin Creative Space
協力:青山|目黒、アサヒビール株式会社、ARTISTS’ GUILD、国際交流基金


本展は、田中功起による国内初の大規模な個展です。田中は、映像記録、インスタレーション、執筆、パフォーマンスおよびイベント企画といったさまざ まな方法を通して、現在の社会状況や既成の枠組みに対し、別の視点やあり方を模索する活動で近年、注目されています。2013年の第55回ヴェネツィア・ ビエンナーレでは、5名の陶芸家がひとつの陶器をともにつくる様子をとらえた映像作品などで、複数の人びとがひとつのことにともに携わるときの、その行為 の美しさと難しさを表し、国際的に評価されました。
 本展のために制作された新作は、一般参加者とファシリテーター、撮影チームらと一つ屋根の下をともにした6日間の滞在とそのなかでのワークショップがも とになります。朗読、料理、陶芸、社会運動にまつわるワークショップ、ディスカッション、インタビューなどで構成された6日間を通して、移動や共同体につ いてそれぞれが考え、また対話し、実践する機会が設けられました。本展では、これらのワークショップの記録映像をもとにつくられた複数の映像に、作家が制 作中に書いたノートなどが添えられ展示されます。

※ 新作映像は全編でおおよそ230分になる見込みです。




山の中での非日常的な共同生活とワークショップ。そこには撮影隊も共に寝泊まりをしていて、その光景を記録している。ぼくも、あなたもそこにいて、私たち は、まだそれが何を意味するのかを知らない。私たちは、料理をし、朗読をし、発声し、動き回り、会話をし、社会について考え、陶芸を行い、話し合う。そし て私たちは、その小さな社会の中で、自分の位置を確認し、自分の役割を問い直し、ときに自分を見失う。そのようにして他者に出会い、その相手を気遣う。ほ とんど見ず知らずのだれかと、もしかすると理解しがたい他者と、共にいることを試みる。それはあるひとからすれば当然の、あたり前の状態であり、別のひと からすれば受け入れがたき状況だろう。この状況は、仮の、作られた、一時のものでしかないかもしれない。だけれども、一時的にでも可能であるならば、それ はいつ、どこで、どんななにものかとであっても、可能ではないだろうか。(田中功起)



▼田中功起 略歴

たなか こおき。1975年生まれ。アーティストとして活動し、ARTISTS’ GUILDと基礎芸術に参加/協働する。近年は出来事の組織化や集団による営み、その記録に興味を持ち、それにまつわる制作活動を行っている。2013 年、第55回ヴェネツィア・ビエンナーレ国際美術展の日本館における展示で特別表彰を受賞、2015年にはドイツ銀行のアーティスト・オブ・ザ・イヤーに 選出される。プロジェクトの記録や過去のテキストを再録した書籍に、『Precarious Practice』(Hatje Cantz、2015年)、『必然的にばらばらなものが生まれてくる』(武蔵野美術大学出版局、2014年)、『質問するその1(2009 – 2013)』(ART iT、2013年)、『Abstract Speaking – Sharing uncertainty and collective acts』(NERO Magazine、 国際交流基金、2013年)などがある。
ツイッター: @kktnk
ウェブサイト: http://kktnk.com/




橋本 聡、田中 功起 参加:MOTアニュアル2016 キセイノセイキ(東京都現代美術館)

3.5 – 5.29, 2016



会期:2016年3月5日(土) – 5月29日(日)
会場:東京都現代美術館 企画展示室地下2階
観覧料:一般1,000円(800円)/ 大学生・専門学校生・65歳以上800円(640円)/ 中高生500円(400円)/小学生以下無料


遠藤麻衣+増本泰斗|小泉明郎|齋藤はぢめ|アルトゥル・ジミェフスキ|高田冬彦| 橋本聡|藤井光|古屋誠一|ダン・ペルジョヴスキ|横田徹 ほか

公益財団法人東京都歴史文化財団 東京都現代美術館


田中功起(アーティスツ・ギルド)+NPO法人芸術公社(英文:奥村雄樹+Art Translators Collective)




 「MOTアニュアル」は、日本の若手作家による新しい現代美術の動向を紹介するために、東京都現代美術館が1999年より継続的に開催しているグ ループ展のシリーズです。第14回目となる本展では、芸術表現の環境の向上を目指して実験的な取り組みを展開するアーティストたちの組織 「ARTISTS’ GUILD(アーティスツ・ギルド)」との協働企画により、今までとは一味違う「MOTアニュアル」をお見せします。

  今の社会を見渡すと、インターネットを通して誰もが自由に声を発することができる一方で、大勢の価値観と異なる意見に対しては不寛容さが増しているように 思われます。表現の現場においても、このひずみが生み出す摩擦はしばしば見受けられます。そうした中で、既存の価値観や社会規範を揺るがし問題提起を試み るアーティストの表現行為は今、社会や人々に対してどのような力を持ちえるでしょうか。

 今回、ARTISTS’ GUILDとともに展覧会のテーマ設定から構造まで議論して進めてきました。本展では、国内外の作家による展示やライヴ・パフォーマンス、トーク・イヴェ ント、出版物を通して、この時代の表現と社会のありように対してさまざまな問いを投げかけます。「キセイノセイキ」というタイトルに多様な読みとりが可能 なように、異なる視点による複数の解釈が交錯する場を生み出します。



ARTISTS’ GUILDは、アーティスト自らが立ち上げた芸術支援の新しい可能性を模索する社会実験の一形態です。
2009 年に制作や展示における個々の経済負担の軽減を図るために映像機器の共有システムを立ち上げ、2013年には合同会社AGプロダクションズを設立し、展覧 会や関連イベントの映像記録を請け負っています。アーティスト個々のアプローチとはまた違う、会社組織としても<芸術>に関わっていくことを 実践しています。


ARTISTS’ GUILDからも下記HPより随時、情報を発信しております。