Oirase Gorge is said to be the roots of his trademark Taki series, all based on waterfall themes. This exhibition in Towada may be a coming home for Tadanori Yokoo and his artworks.
Tadanori Yokoo, who shifted from graphic design to painting in 1981, first presented his Taki (Waterfall) series at the alternative Sagacho Exhibit Space started by Kazuko Koike. Both Yokoo and Koike are two individuals who have continued to invent and reinvent the modern Japanese art scene in pursuit of creativity.
This talk between Towada Art Center Director Kazuko Koike and independent curator and exhibition co-curator Kodama Kanazawa will reveal more information about Tadanori Yokoo and his artwork, focusing on the early 1980s when the Taki series was first presented to the world.