Koki Tanaka examines everyday experiences and creates idiosyncratic conditions for interaction with his works. He constructs deceptively simple situations that give rise to collective action, and documents the resulting social experiences through video, photography, and installation. Tanaka questions the very nature of participation in art, politics, and society. His work has been exhibited widely, including at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. He represented Japan at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Presented in partnership with the Asian Art Museum. Koki Tanaka: Potters and Poets is on view November 4, 2016–February 14, 2017.
Image Credit: Koki Tanaka, A Pottery Produced by 5 Potters at Once (Silent Attempt), 2013. Created with Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, and The Pavilion, Beijing. Photo courtesy of the artist, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou and Aoyama Meguro, Tokyo.
About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public.
VAS SOCIAL HOUR
Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings prior to each VAS lecture.
SFAI Café | 6-7 PM