Tatsumi Orimoto: Water and Land Niigata Art Festival 2018 (Niigata)
14 July – 8 Oct 2018
More info: http://2018.mizu-tsuchi.jp/
8 – 11 Mar 2018
Aoyama Meguro is pleased to announce its participation in Art Fair Tokyo 2018.
booth # N57
Artist: Tatsumi ORIMOTO
Tokyo International Forum
Hall E and Lobby Gallery
3 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi
Advance 3,000 JPY/Same-day 3,500 JPY
Thursday March 8th 2018 13:00 – 14:00
Thursday March 8th 2018 14:00 – 16:00
Thursday March 8th 2018 16:00 – 20:00
Friday March 9th 2018 11:00 – 20:00
Saturday March 10th 2018 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday March 11th 2018 11:00 – 17:00
More info: https://artfairtokyo.com/2018
Document, Tatsumi ORIMOTO Performance: I make up and become Art-Mama
13 November 2016
Date: 13 Nov 2016
Venue: Aoyama Meguro
Organizer: ART MAMA FOUNDATION, Aoyama Meguro
Make up: Sakae Tomigawa
Dress: Mari Kodaka (malamute)
Cooperation: Koji Nakao, Noritoshi Motoda, Yu Araki, Takashi Osaka, Hideki Aoyama, Ryota Fujitsuka, Takashi Fujikawa, Kyo Yoshida, Akiko Nagata, Meiko Kobayashi
22 October 2017
Photo: Takashi OSAKA
22 October 2017
Tatsumi ORIMOTO: Reality of LIFE (Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, TAD Gallery)
8.26 – 9.18, 2017
Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
3-20 Kibamachi, Toyama 930-0806 Japan
Opening Hours: 9:30-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (Except national holidays)
When Wednesday is a national holiday, closed on the following weekday. New Year’s holidays
Clock Man, Tokyo, Aug. 16, 1991, digital print, 900 x 600 mm
Tatsumi ORIMOTO From “Carrying series”
7.22 – 8.26, 2017
Performance: 22 July(sat) 18:00-
Opening Party: 22 July(sat)19:00- 21:00
It is our pleasure to announce that we will hold the 4th solo exhibition of a star contemporary artist, the pride of Kawasaki City, Tatsumi Orimoto (b. 1946, Kawasaki).
Orimoto is known for his representative works such as “Bread Man” in which he wrapped loaves of bread around his head and “Art Mama,” a collaborative work with his mother Odai; however, in his exhibition last year at the Kawasaki City Museum “ART x LIFE,” viewers surprisingly encountered various unknown aspects of Tatsumi Orimoto through seeing an overwhelming amount of his artwork such as drawings with freewheeling intimacy, three-dimensional works, print pieces, and documents of diverse performances.
In the late 1960s, Orimoto stayed and studied in America, on both its western and eastern coast. In the late 70s, after joining in the later Fluxus group, he went back to Japan. While leading a busy life as a manager of a construction company, he continued his artistic creativity at every opportunity. Faced with the bursting of the bubble economy in the early 1990’s, he dissolved his company and instantly switched his activities to creation and exhibition as an artist. Firmly based on his life living with his mother at his family home in Kawasaki, he actively promoted his artistic activity, mainly in Europe.
The “Carrying” series that will be exhibited in this exhibition is a history of Orimoto’s challenges conducted during his travels throughout Europe. At every occasion, he expressed himself through artwork such as “Carrying a Tire,” “Dragging a Bathtub,” “Dragging Many Cloths that are Tied Together,” “Carrying a Clock on the Head,” “Carrying a Chimney-like Sculpture beside a Real Chimney,” and “Carrying a Coffin-like Box Loaded with French Bread.”
He employed something inevitably found in each place as the media of his artwork such as goods, living matter, and situations.
“Carrying a Baby Pig on My Back,” the first solo exhibition at Aoyama Meguro in 2014, was his current expression at the time. And the “Bread Man” can be considered as “Carrying Bread on the Face” by a man dressed in the manner of the Fluxus group.
If you view his act of “carrying bread on the face” only as the unique character “Bread Man,” our imagination stops there; but in a different viewpoint, his confident but enigmatic expression seems to be suggesting something “necessary to us.”
We are looking forward to meeting you during the hottest period of summertime.
Please come and enjoy this rare opportunity.
(translation: Katsumi OTA)
Bread Man in a Morning Cafe, Kathmandu, Nepal 1994
Tatsumi ORIMOTO: Venice Agendas 2017
VENICE AGENDAS 2017: THE CONTRACT
VENICE: MAY 10 – 12
Venice Agendas 2017: The Contract is a programme of events including an exhibition, a publication, talks and performances in London, Venice, Margate and Folkestone.
The theme of this edition, The Contract, is particularly relevant both politically and socially. Contracts, whether written or spoken, are promises and agreements that we make with each other, within our communities and across society in general.
The project brings together artists and professionals to share and discuss what a contract means to them, their experiences of relationships governed or suggested by contracts and what might be anticipated or expected in the context of contemporary visual arts and current world events, including the UK Brexit decision.
Pop-up live art performances
Tatsumi Orimoto: Dressing up as Mama and Carrying Cinema
Live streamed from 12pm on Periscope: @waughoffice.
Performances curated by Mark Segal
Piazza San Marco, Venice and the Giardini, Castello
May 11-12, 2017
Tatsumi Orimoto invites participation in his performance work, Dressing up as Mama and Carrying Cinema, audiences are invited to have an intimate audience through the preview days of the Venice Biennale. Getting lost daily between Piazza San Marco, Venice and the Giardini, Castello, Venice and live streamed from 12pm on Periscope: @waughoffice.
Tatsumi Orimoto, Bosch Toilet Museum Odai Orimoto (96), 2015, type C-print, 190 × 126.8 cm
Tatsumi Orimoto: 3331 Art Fair 2017-Various Collectors Prizes- (3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo)
3.17 – 20, 2017
【3331 Art Fair 2017 -Various Collectors Prizes-】
Dates： 3.17(Fri) – 3.20(Mon)
3331 Arts Chiyoda
6-11-14 Sotokanda Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 101-0021
More Info: http://artfair.3331.jp/2017/