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Tadashi Kawamata

Japan

Grants Awarded

1984 | Visual Art | United States

to participate as a resident artist in the International Studio Program at P.S.1 in New York in 1984-85, and to survey contemporary art activities in the United States.

Events

Exhibition / Japan

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015

July 26, 2015 - September 13, 2015

The 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale highlights artworks representing creative approaches and techniques as well as devices to appreciate those that have been cultivated by people over generations. This constitutes an alternative “art” for the 21th century, going beyond existing definitions of art.

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Grantees: Guo-Qiang Cai, Hirokazu Hiraishi, Keiko Tsuneda, Mikuni Yanaihara, Navin Rawanchaikul, Shirotama Hitsujiya, Tadashi Kawamata, Yoshiaki Kaihatsu

Exhibition / France

Tadashi Kawamata. Under the water -Metz

February 11, 2016 - August 15, 2016

This installation by Tadashi Kawamata is a recollection of the catastrophes and tsunami that severely hit Japan in March 2011.

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Grantee: Tadashi Kawamata

Exhibition / Hong Kong

Nest and Tree Hut

March 26, 2018 - May 4, 2018

 ACC alumnus Tadashi Kawamata’s artisanal practice places him at a distance from the spotlight and the gossip columns of the art world. His work is always the result of a deep, personal commitment. Though he began his training as a painter, Kawamata soon turned to a more hands-on form of artistic practice. ‘I don’t trust things I can’t touch. Maybe that’s why I stick to tangible, concrete materials,’ he says. His installations and preparatory models are all made of wood. For Kawamata, this natural, easy to find material is the most democratic available.

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Grantee: Tadashi Kawamata