The Complaints Choir of Tokyo invited people living in and around the city to complain about anything they want and to sing their complains together with fellow complainers.
TAB Video talked to artist Shantell Martin just before she left Japan and recorded one of her projects.
NY-based artist Aki Sasamoto explains her exploration of memory, daily life and habit through performance and installation art.
With a solo show at Wako Works of Art to coincide with her participation in the triennale, the performance artist talks to TAB about myth, literature and Dante.
Akiyoshi Mishima might be better known as a member of artist group Enlightenment, but he also works on his own. TAB talked with Mishima in a noisy square of the Shanghai’s artist village during the ShContemporary 2007 Art Fair.
An interview with Sidney Pink, a Japan-based American artist, whose show “The Vostok 40” is currently being held at the Pink Cow in Shibuya.
TAB took a look around ShContemporary 2007, Asia’s newest art fair.
Keiichi Tanaami works in animation, painting, and sculpture. Goldfish are a common motif in all of these media. Tokyo Art Beat talked to Tanaami before the opening of his exhibition “Daydream” at Nazuka Gallery to learn why goldfish play such an important role in his work.
This October, TAB celebrated its 3rd birthday in style at Super Deluxe in Roppongi.
Artist and illustrator Tomoko Konoike talks to TAB about her background in animation and her “Tokyo Wolfing Project” design.
Hidechika and Tetsuya Tsukada talk to TAB about the interlocking typography of their “Yin & Yang Tokyo” design.
Hiroharu Mori, who is showing at the Venice Biennale, talks about how living between cultures has influenced his work.
A look at the work inside the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Built in 1972, the Nakagin Capsule Building has been an icon of Tokyo’s postwar architectural landscape, and yet has been poorly maintained. It now potentially faces demolition.
TAB talks to the woman behind the “Dollar vs Yen” design.
TAB caught up with painter and sculptor Izumi Kato at the Venice Biennale, where he talked to us about the ideas behind his work.
Kirill Konin talks about some of the films that can help us understand the lives of refugees.
Construction materials, committees and budgets: the challenges of realizing a national museum.
Here are the interviews with 4 of the artists who designed the 2nd TAB T-shirt collection, released last fall. They talk about the concept of the shirts and their other works. Those who already bought the shirts, or those who would like to buy some, please check this out.
To mark the opening of his solo exhibition “A sense of de-tach-ment”, Riichi Yamaguchi invited Butoh dancer Yasuchika Konno to perform on and around his work.
This is an interview with Martina Batan of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York. It was recorded at Wako Works of Art, where the Leon Golub exhibition was brought.
This interview with Bill Viola was conducted in the opening week of his retrospective Hatsu-Yume (First Dream) at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo.
This video features short interviews with Simon Taylor of Tomato, jeffstaple of Staple Design and with a photographer from freshnessmag.
This TAB Video features Yukie Kamiya, curator and two artists, Gabriel Lester and Jordan Wolfson. They take part in the gallery show entitled “For Four Hands,” which is now at Wako Works of Art.
An introduction by a Hara Museum curator Atsuo Yasuda.
These video were recorded at a small press conference given by the curator of documenta 12 curator and the editor of the documenta magazine, held at Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills.
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