In the 1970s, Tatsumi Orimoto worked in the U.S. as assistant to Nam June Paik. Since his experiences in the time of the Fluxus movement, his artistic work has been dealing with the theme of communication. An important example for this are his exceptional "Bread Man" performances, in which he - several loaves of bread tied to his head - communicated with people on the street all over the world.
Actualité Prix BMW - Paris Photo ANNONCE DES 20 FINALISTES 2009 Le jury du Prix BMW – Paris Photo 2009 a sélectionné 20 artistes finalistes pour sa sixième édition. Le thème de ce prix, réservé aux artistes présentés par les galeries participantes à Paris Photo, est :
« Quand avez-vous vécu pour la dernière fois une expérience unique ? ». Ce thème met en mots la philosophie de la nouvelle BMW Série 5 Gran Turismo : une nouvelle expérience humaine, une nouvelle vision du monde.
Les 20 finalistes sélectionnés parmi 55 candidatures retenues seront exposés à Paris Photo du 19 au 22 novembre. L’artiste lauréat recevra le Prix doté de 12 000 euros en ouverture du Salon le 18 novembre prochain.
... Exposition Photography Group Show Photography always puts reality into frames. The photographer takes a picture of something and thereby decides to leave everything else out of it, whereas it might well be possible that the things left out are far more important than the objects in the picture. We tend to object to this by saying that photography violates or undermines truth and reality because it distracts us from the essential events happening at the same time. In a way, that is a valid objection: a picture evidently will never be able to render or reproduce reality more genuine than reality does itself. You always "should have been there yourself", to put it in a slightly trivial way. We know by experience that every observation and perception of reality is "colored". Why is it then that truth is such a problematic issue in photogr... Exposition TATSUMI ORIMOTO Punishment Punishment - When communication is wasted
DNA is proud to present for the first time in Europe Tatsumi Orimoto's Punishment. Following in the footsteps of the artist's "Communication Art", this performance also features bread as its main element. Orimoto often uses bread because of its fundamental and basic nature. However, he does not only use it as a symbol for universal communication - something to which everybody can relate - but also as an allegory for Western culture. In the occidental context bread does not only take on meaning as part of the diet of the population but also because of its symbolism in Christianity, where it represents the body par excellence.
With this background Tatsumi becomes in Breadman a sort of living sculpture, his head twined with a bundle of baguettes, who brings art to th... Exposition Tatsumi Orimoto - Bread Man Tatsumi Orimoto's pictures are closely connected to his performances, in which he deals with everyday life, ageing and questions of communication. In his artistic work, he thematises society's way of dealing with ageing and the social marginalisation and distance connected to it. His mother suffers from Alzheimer's and depression and is therefore an invalid requiring constant tendance, who has been affectionatley cared for by Tatsumi Orimoto for years. At the same time, she is the object of his artistic production.
His works became known through the Venice Biennale 2001, where the artist performatively and provokingly put car tires around her neck and placed her in cardboard boxes. The recent works are created from a subjective family perspective, meaning that Tatsumi Orimoto reflects everyday life. The private domes...