Koki Tanaka - «Random Hours, Several Locations»

Sat Jan 9, 2010 - 1:00 pm - Sat Jan 9, 2010 - 3:00 pm @ YYZ ARTISTS' OUTLET 140 - 401 Richmond Street W. Toronto, ON M5A 3A8

Co-Presenting with YYZ, Gendai is to kickoff the new year of 2010 with a artist talk event by internationally acclaimed artist KOKI TANAKA (Japan) this January 9, Saturday 1 p.m. at the YYZ Artists' Outlet .

KOKI TANAKA is a Japan-based multimedia installation artist whose work has exhibited internationally, including at AOYAMA | MEGURO (Tokyo), Museum of Modern Art (Takasaki), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima), The Gallery of The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo), Suntory Museum (Osaka), quartier21/MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard (Paris), and Centre A (Vancouver). Tanaka has received numerous fellowships and residencies, including from Location One (New York) where he was an artist in residence in 2004. His work deals largely with reconstructing the past to address the abstract moments of reality, with the belief that facing the reality of life leads to a deeper understanding of the world.

YYZ, which turned thirty this year, responds to contemporary discourse about the breadth of artist support at artist-run centres by working beyond the crate and offering KOKI TANAKA a four-week residency this winter. «Random Hours, Several Locations» is the culmination of Tanaka's residency and spans both the Y and Z Galleries.

This exhibition is proudly supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto.

Join us as Tanaka will discuss his work in this artist's talk, on SATURDAY 9 JANUARY 2010 at 1:00 PM at YYZ.

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