Tsuneko Taniuchi “Micro-Events”

Maison Hermès

poster for Tsuneko Taniuchi “Micro-Events”

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Since 1995 Tsuneko Taniuchi has been enacting “Micro Events”, playing out through performance the various layers of society and their functions. Taking up the role of a variety of contemporary female characters, she has been known to take up the form of the “Bunny girl” in passing off ironical comments on the VIP system of art fairs and other such events, while at other times she has brought her room into the gallery and made it her living space pointing to the issues of residence rights in the city, often confronting social questions through her eclectic performances which mix acting with action, reality with fiction, conversation with exclusion, engagement and games, art and the kitsch, weaving between ideas and values in an examination of one’s right to be one’s self.

「Related Events]
Micro Event No. 45 “6 Female Characters + 1 Woman / 7 Days”
Taking on the roles of waitress, boxer, gymnast, ganguro, ninja and a homeless person the artist will perform her role each day, with the exception of Sunday when she will be her mere self, exchanging things her characters have made with visitors.
Dates: Everyday Mon-Sat 17:00-19:00 Sun 14:00-16:00

Micro Event No. 46 “Wedding Tokyo”
The latest event in Taniuchi’s Wedding Series, which has been developed since 2002, and has seen over 250 ceremonies to date. An open call is made for men and women to marry the artist and a series of 20 ceremonies will take place in the gallery.
Date: August 3(Sun)

For further details please refer to the official website.



from July 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014



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