Tatsumi Orimoto: London East Asia Film Festival 2019 (Tate Modern, London) 
    24 Oct – 3 Nov 2019

    About the Festival: 
    Date: 24th October – 3th November 2019 
    Director: HYEJUNG JEON

    More info: https://www.leaff.org.uk/



    The London East Asia Film Festival was established in 2015 as a non-profit arts organisation to champion the growing collaboration and diversity in East Asian filmmaking.

    After an incredibly successful pre-festival in 2015, LEAFF’s 1st edition officially launched in 2016 on 20th October at ODEON Leicester Square with THE AGE OF SHADOWS (dir. Kim Jee-woon). 40 films were screened over 11 days at venues across central London, and ended with Closing Gala film, THREE (dir. Johnnie To).

    LEAFF aims to champion the growing collaboration in East Asian filmmaking with a philosophy that marks a shift in the cinematic landscape of East Asia, and moves away from cultural and cinematic borders. Our vision is to bring a much wider, eclectic, and diverse programme of films from over 13 countries to show the richness and diversity of the region and its people. We want to draw people in with the familiar, and offer opportunities to see something new.



    Tatsumi Orimoto
    programme: Film & Art

    Beethoven – Mama | Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2012 | 13 mins

    Grandmother’s Lunch | Tatsumi Orimoto | Japan | 2017 | 4 mins

    Date And Time: Sat, 26 October 2019 13:00 – 14:30 BST

    Location:Tate Modern
    Bankside London SE1 9TG United Kingdom

    General Admission £8.00+£1.21 Fee
    Student/Concession £6.00+£1.06 Fee

    Artists Tatsumi Orimoto, Tsuneko Taniuchi, and Kim Young-mi will be in attendance for a discussion after the screening.

    More info: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaff-grandmothers-lunch-beethoven-mama-flower-bed-painter-mom-tickets-74358826251



    Tatsumi Orimoto has created a unique relationship to performance, film and photography by inviting an audience to become essential participants in the production of artworks. His recent work with his mother has captured the imagination and provided insights into how an artist can transform universal themes such as ageing and family into artworks of intimacy and beauty. Orimoto worked with artists such as Nam June Paik and Joseph Beuys and continues across decades to participate in museums and biennials throughout the world.




    Tatsumi Orimoto:Postcard Drawings and Postcards as Documents


    July 6 – Aug 18 2019


    date: July 6 – Aug 18 2019
    Opening & open studio program: July 6, 15:00-

    opening hours: Thu. and Fri. 12:00-19:00
    Sat., Sun. and Public Holidays. 12:00-18:00
    closed on Mon., Tue., and Wed.
    venue: Aoyama Meguro
    2-30-6 Kamimeguro Meguroku Tokyo Japan 153-0051 
    We are pleased to announce that we will hold the 5th solo exhibition of the artist Tatsumi Orimoto (born 1946) who has been based in his birthplace Kawasaki City, and has been actively working internationally.

    The last year’s solo exhibition “Past & Now” at Onomichi City Museum of Art was an attempt to showcase the entirety of the artist’s activities up to the present by classifying them into six categories.

    Orimoto is known for his representative works such as “Bread Man” in which he wrapped loaves of bread around his head, “Art Mama,” a collaborative work with his mother Odai, and “Grandmother’s Lunch” project in which he invited a lot of elderly people to have a lunch together; however, in this exhibition, two series of old and new mail art projects that have not been shown comprehensively, will be exhibited.

    The first is a mail art series in which he created a drawing with a message on a postcard that he got while traveling and sent it to people close to him. His innocent drawing and intimate message on his journey stages a meeting event with its receiver. On this occasion, recent postcard drawings that were sent to his late mother from Berlin and London will be exhibited.

    Another series is the postcards as documents of his many artistic performances and actions. After these temporary activities, Orimoto has produced printed materials such as posters and leaflets for the record, and delivered them by himself to his acquaintances. In particular, during the 1980s, the early period of his career when printing costs were expensive, Orimoto produced postcards to document his activities. These small-sized postcards contain the information and related figures that can tell us much about his past artistic activities. In this exhibition, the entire collection of these postcards (approx. 180 works) will be exhibited through catalogues which contain their real-size images and actual pieces.

    A notable characteristic of Tatsumi Orimoto’s art is that he employs and maximally utilizes the long-established, simple and familiar communication system that has been shared by many people in the world as material of his expression: postcard, a small support medium; a mailbox, a small architecture in a public space; and a mail delivery system running across the planet.

    Please do not miss this opportunity to see this unknown series which will be exhibited for the first time.



    Installation view, 折元 立身:Postcard Drawings and Postcards as Documents

    Tatsumi Orimoto: Wakuwakuna Omowaku (HAJIMARI ART CENTER, Fukushima)
    27 July – 10 Nov 2019

    Artists: 悪魔のしるし, Tatsumi Orimoto, 鎌江一美、Q&XL(NPO法人スウィング)、小山田徹+香月、藤井真希子+橋本吉幸、宮田篤、橋本克己

    Period: 2019. 7.27 – 11.10 10:00~18:00  
       closed on Tuesdays

    4873 Inawashiro, Distrito de Yama, Prefectura de Fukushima 969-3122


    More info: http://hajimari-ac.com/enjoy/exhibition/omowaku.php

    Tatsumi Orimoto: Assembridge NAGOYA 2019 (Nagoya, Aichi)
    7 Sep – 10 Nov 2019
    period2019.9.7 Sat. – 11.10 Sun. Open Thursday to Sunday and Holiday
    VENUES|Around the Nagoya Subway NAGOYAKO (Port of Nagoya) Station to TSUKIJIGUCHI Station area
    OrganizerAssembridge NAGOYA Executive Committee

    Direction System:
    Art Program Director| Hiroyuki Hattori, Shinya Aota, Yuri Yoshida
    Music Program Director|Ayako Iwata
    Coordinator|Yuko Taniguchi
    Architect|Takashi Yonezawa
    Design|Yosuke Nakanishi (STUDIO PT.), Naoko Mizota
    Web Design|Yoshihiro Ishigaki
    Public Relation|Aiko Ooizumi 

    Art: Nobutaka Aozaki, Yui Usui, L PACK., Tatsumi Orimoto, Masaya Chiba, Takayuki Yamamoto

    Music: Sanae Akazawa, Yui Arai, Yoshinori Ihara, Yuri Uehara, Narumi Okubo, Ikuko Okumura, So Kageyama, Kumiko Kasugai, Quintet Avalon, Kupipa Trio, String Quartet Lirica, Kazune Sakai, Gemme Quartett
    Sound Bridge: Lang Lee, The Great △, Zan Yamashita


    More info: http://assembridge.nagoya/


    Assembridge NAGOYA is a festival set in the Nagoya Port area (Minatomachi), showcasing music and contemporary art since 2016.
    The term encompasses our aim for music and art to bridge people and the town, create connections and eventually nurture a new culture. The stage is not concert halls or museums but the town itself. Music and art blend into the everyday life of the Nagoya Port area, and the creative spaces transform the surrounding landscape.

    Tatsumi Orimoto “Postcard Drawings from London+Berlin”
    Auther | Tatsumi Orimoto
    Published date | June, 2019

    Production | ART-MAMA Foundation (Japan)
    Tatsumi Orimoto, Noritoshi Motoda
    Editorial | Tatsumi Orimoto, Noritoshi Motoda, Akigo Tsuguchi, Ryoko Miyake
    Photography | Noritoshi Motoda
    Designed by Tomonotsu Museum
    Cooperation | Kohei Morita 

    Size: A4 
    Page: 132
    2,000 Yen 





    Art Fair Tokyo 2018


    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
    Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo-to 100-0005


    1DAY Passport
    Advance 3,000 JPY/Same-day 3,500 JPY
    (Including tax)


    Opening Dates:
    Press View:
    Thursday March 8th 2018 13:00 – 14:00

    Private View:
    Thursday March 8th 2018 14:00 – 16:00

    Thursday March 8th 2018 16:00 – 20:00

    Public View:
    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
    Hours: 15:00-
    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






    折元 立身 パフォーマンス:化粧して、アート・ママに成る