YYZ, which turned thirty this year, responds to contemporary discourse about the breadth of artist support at artist-run centres by working beyond the crate and offering KOKI TANAKA a four-week residency this winter. Random Hours, Several Locations is the culmination of Tanaka’s residency and spans both the Y and Z Galleries.
KOKI TANAKA is a Japan-based multimedia installation artist whose work has exhibited internationally, including at AOYAMA | MEGURO (Tokyo), Museum of Modern Art (Takasaki), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima), The Gallery of The Ueno Royal Museum (Tokyo), Suntory Museum (Osaka), quartier21/MuseumsQuartier (Vienna), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris), and Centre A (Vancouver). Tanaka has received numerous fellowships and residencies, including from Location One (New York) where he was an artist in residence in 2004. His work deals largely with reconstructing the past to address the abstract moments of reality, with the belief that facing the reality of life leads to a deeper understanding of the world. www.kktnk.com
This exhibition is generously supported by The Japan Foundation, Toronto.
An essay to accompany this exhibition will be published shortly.