Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet Now: Tabaimo

31 Jan - 19 Apr 2009

midnight sea, 2006/2008
© Tabaimo/Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi & James Cohan Gallery

31 January - 19 April 2009

Curator: Lena Essling

Japanese artist Tabaimo has won acclaim for her captivating and sometimes disturbing animations. Her art is a merger of social satire and personal experiences. She primarily works with video installations, where the films are projected in a demarcated space, part room, part stage, which invites viewers to participate in and contribute to the work.
Tabaimo, or Ayako Tabata, was born 1975 in Hyogo, Japan, and is currently based in Nagano. Since her graduation from the Kyoto University of Art and Design in 1999 she has been featured in a large number of solo or group exhibitions. She participated in the triennial in Yokohama in 2001, and the biennials in Valencia in 2001, Sao Paulo in 2002 and Venice in 2007. She was first introduced to a Swedish audience in 2006 with the dance and video piece FURO by Tabaimo and choreographer Ohad Naharin, which had its first performance at The Jewish Theatre in Stockholm

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