Tatsumi Orimoto : Ghost of Art-Mama(AOYAMA MEGURO

     11 Sep – 10 Oct 2021

     

    Opening Hours 
    Thu. and Fri. : 12:00 ‒ 19:00 
    Sat., Sun. and National holidays : 12:00 ‒ 18:00
    Mon., Tue. and Wed. : Closed


    Venue
    AOYAMA MEGURO, 
    2-30-6 Kamimeguro Meguro-ku Tokyo Japan 153-0051

     

    We are glad to inform you Tatsumi Orimoto (b.1946) will hold his 6th Solo exhibition in our Space and the first public exhibition of his new work in Tokyo. Orimoto is an artist based in Kawasaki, Japan, and has been developing international activities.

    From the 1990’s to 2017, Orimoto has created an impressive number of works collaborating with his mother Odai. Many of these works have been created from the situation of spending time together, while Orimoto was caring for her Alzheimer’s condition. 

    In October 2019, he exhibited one of his masterpieces “Beethoven Mama / 2012”, at the London East Asia Film Festival 2019, in which Orimoto made his mother’s hair Turn Upside down while she played.

    Not only does Orimoto go to the city where his exhibitions are held each time, but he also makes new works on the streets with the materials available to the artist on site. At the time he was in London (2019), Orimoto made a film in collaboration with film director David B, in which he wore a mask of his mother who had Passed away, and walked on the streets of London. The documentation of that performance will be exhibited in this current exhibition at Aoyama | Meguro titled, “Ghost of Art Mama”.

    This time, the images and video of that work will be exhibited in the Aoyama | Meguro gallery window alongside the street in Tokyo. Needless to say, it is possible that the gallery exhibition may be closed or postponed due to the current situation. However, the window along the road is accessible to viewers and a suitable environment to exhibit the video of his walk in London, which occurred just a few years ago.

    Alongside the Video works, Orimoto will exhibit around 60 postcards in the space as related work, which he wrote and posted to his mother during the same stay.

    During this period, he will also participate in the ‘Steirischer Herbst ’21’ Graz : 50th international academic contemporary art festival in Austria. https://www.facebook.com/steirischerherbst/

    We wish you are all safe and well. Thank You.

    Courtesy of Aoyama | Meguro.

    September, 2021

    Translated by Jesse Hogan, Risa Kashiwagi

     

    Tatsumi Orimoto:“PANORAMA GARDEN” (Assembridge NAGOYA 2020)

     

    24 Oct – 13 Dec 2020

     

     

    Venues|
    Around the Nagoya Subway NAGOYAKO (Port of Nagoya) Station to TSUKIJIGUCHI Station area

    *Due to the circumstances of new coronavirus infectious diseases, the period and programs may change.


    Assembridge Nagoya 2020


    Music and Art:
    Activation Landscape

    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.
    Based on the current situation that the opportunity to come into contact with culture and art is limited due to the new coronavirus infectious disease, this time, for our fifth edition, we will actively engage with online platforms and streamings to deliver the diversified music and contemporary art programs in this Nagoya Port area, with an aim of conveying an enriched time to many people.

     

    Organizer
    Assembridge NAGOYA Executive Committee
    Constituent Organizations|
    City of Nagoya, Joint Committee of Port Town, Nagoya Port Authority, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Agency

    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, Momoko Deai

    Subsidy
    Agency for Cultural Affairs Government of Japan in the fiscal 2020, Fukutake Foundation, THE ASAHI SHIMBUN FOUNDATION

    Sponsor
    Nagoya College of Music
    NAGOYA UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS
    KONISHI&NAKAMURA

    Support
    Nagoya Port Foundation

    Cooperation
    Tobishima Marine

      
     
     
    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

    TICKETS: 
    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

    Veneu: HAJIMARI ART CENTER
    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 

     Artists:
    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

     

     

    Venue
    Tokyo International Forum
    Hall E and Lobby Gallery
    3 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi
    Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo-to 100-0005
    Japan

     

    Tickets
    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

    Vernissage:
    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