Centre A presents new INTERSECTION project with an art installation by Koki Tanaka

Centre A presents new INTERSECTION project with an art installation by Koki Tanaka

INTERSECTION

 

KOKI
TANAKA

Turning the Lights On


Intersection is the new art installation at Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.  The idea of lighting up the “Carrall Street Greenaway” is intriguing as it links historic Gastown with historic Hastings Street and historic Chinatown.


Check out this information from Centre A

 

Exhibition:
November
9- December 15, 2007

Opening: Friday, November
9
,
8pm

Gallery
Hours:

Tuesday
– Saturday 11:00 -18:00

Sunday-Monday
closed

Window
Video Projection:

From
sunset to midnight (Tuesday- Saturday)

 

Curator:
Makiko Hara

 

Centre
A
will
present a new site specific installation by Koki Tanaka for the Intersection project entitled
Turning the Lights
On
.

 

Koki Tanaka was born in 1975 in Tochigi, lives and works in
Tokyo ,
Japan . Tanaka is one of the most
watched young Japanese artists to emerge on the international art scene today.
Tanaka received his MFA from
Tokyo National University of Art and Music in 2006, but has already attracted
international attention since early 2000
when he was a
student
. Tanaka has been
invited to many international exhibitions including the Echigo-Tsumari Art
Triennale (2003 and 2006), the Taipei Biennale (2006), The public Video
screening at MOMA, New York (2003) and a recent
public
screening
at Los Angels MOCA
(2007). Tanaka was selected for the prestigious International Artist in
Residency program at Palais des Tokyo in
France in 2006 followed by a solo
exhibition.
Tanaka is featured on the
new edition of
Ice
Cream
”: Contemporary Art in
Culture,
  A selection
of 100 of the most significant emerging artists today. (PHAIDON Press,
2007)

 

Tanaka has produced numerous site
specific installations with video
.
His lyrical
video works characterized by the use of everyday low-key materials, and the
movement with a simple gesture by the artist that emotionally works to change
our conventional perception to the world around us.
In his
art practice, Tanaka explores the “infinite possibilities of chances to change
our perceptions of the world” by evoking our sense of wonder.

 

Koki Tanaka is invited
for the
artist in residency
program
at
Centre A
and will
create a
new
video work
and
installation based on his
research on
the Down
Town East Side
area.
Tanaka will shoot a video on the moments of people turning on the
lights
in
the city life
in many
different
situations
. The
final production will be presented in two parts; a
video
projection

at gigantic scale to entirely fill the front window of Centre A facing to the
Hastings street at
night
, together
with a site specific installation uses the illuminator of various types inside
the gallery. Centre A is
honoured
t
o present
the
first
solo
exhibition of Koki Tanaka in
Canada and the North
America .

 

Centre A gratefully acknowledges the
generous support of its patrons, sponsors, members, partners, private
foundations, and government funding agencies, including the Canada Council for
the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, and the City of
Vancouver through the
Office of Cultural Affairs.

 

For more
information

Makiko
Hara, Curator: makiko.hara@centrea.org

Debra
Zhou, Public Relation: debra.zhou@centrea.org

Tel:
604-683-8326

www.centrea.org

 

 

Intersection

Lighting up the
Carrall Street
Greenway

 

Exhibitions Opening: Friday November
9, 2007, 8pm

Media
Launch: November 2, 2007 11:00- at Inter Urban Gallery (
1 East Hastings
Street )

Closing
Event: Everybody Is Somebody by Paul Wong

Saturday December 8, 3:00 – 10:00
pm

 

Intersection
is a
temporary public art project that involves arts organizations resident at
Carroll and Hastings streets in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver founded by
the City of
Vancouver . It is a part of “Carroll Street
Greenway” project that the City of
Vancouver has been organized toward the Olympic
in 2010. The project is in collaborative production of large scale image
projections in windows and on the exteriors of buildings at the intersection of
Carroll and Hastings streets. Intersection will include workshops,
artistic residencies and exhibitions at the Inter Urban Gallery, and Centre A as
well as special public events, to take place in December 8, 2007.

 

For more
information on “Intersection”

Please
contact: Tim Ma,
Public
Relation:
  media@intersection.ca

URL:
www.lightupthestreet.ca

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