Parasol Unit


26 May - 06 Aug 2010

Guignorama, 2006
2 min 36 sec, video installation
Photo: Hirotaka Yonekura
© The artist, Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi.
"Boundary Layer"

26 May – 6 August 2010

Parasol unit is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in London devoted to the work of the Japanese artist Tabaimo. Since her graduation from art school in 1999, Tabaimo’s innovative and large-scale animated drawings have been extensively shown to major critical acclaim, both in Japan and internationally.

Tabaimo is known for her skilfully drawn and disturbing animations that mix imagery from contemporary Japanese life with digital video technique. Throughout her eleven years of practice the artist has created satirical works that often comment on modern life in Japan, and in particular on the way her own generation attempts to reconcile the realities of today with traditional Japanese values. Tabaimo draws inspiration from a variety of sources, not least from the media and her own personal experience. All animations are hand-drawn by the artist.

The exhibition at Parasol unit will be comprised of five video installations: Japanese Kitchen, 1999; hanabi-ra, 2003; guigunorama, 2006; public conVENience, 2006; and yudangami, 2009.

Tabaimo, born 1975 in Hyogo, Japan, is currently based in Nagano.

This exhibition is curated by Ziba Ardalan de Weck and will be acoompanied by a new publication.

This exhibition is kindly supported by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, The Japan Foundation, The Nomura Cultural Foundation, the Pola Art Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

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