VENICE, ITALY - 29 MAY 2013:Koki Tanaka's "A piano played by 5 pianists at once (first attempt), 2012, as part of "Abstract speaking - sharing uncertainty and collective acts", is shown at the Japan pavillon, Giardini of the Biennale, in Venice, Italy, on May 29th 20113.
In recent years Koki Tanaka has employed a variety if methods to produces works on the relationality that arises between human beings. For these works, he either sets a specific group a certain task and videos their collaboration, or does something with somebody based on an idea not yet completely formed, and records this in photos and text. On 11 March 2011, Japan experienced a massive earthquake and tsunami, plus an accident at a nuclear power plant. The tasks and acts in Tonaka's videos seem a metaphor for working together to build a post-quake society.
The 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale takes place in Venice from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city.
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