Tanabe Chikuunsai IV
In the world of Japanese art, it’s hard to miss Tanabe Chikuunsai IV. From his colossal installations at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museé Guimet to recent solo exhibitions in Paris and Belgium, Tanabe has emerged as a leader and representative for a younger generation of bamboo artists.
TAI Modern is pleased to present its upcoming exhibition Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, in which the artist will create a site-specific installation within the gallery’s walls over a two-week period prior to the exhibition’s opening reception.
“For this exhibition, I will create a conceptual bamboo art installation within a gallery space. Beginning in 2011, these large-scale spatial art installations are the basis of my current artistic activities. For installations, I use tiger bamboo with tiger-striped patterns that grow in Suzaki in Kochi prefecture. At the end of each exhibition, the installation is dismantled into raw material. The same material is then used for a different installation to be built in a new space. Although each installation is subsequently deconstructed, the same tiger bamboo is connected to each successive installation,” states the artist.