The Showroom
Project

Koki Tanaka: Provisional Studies: Action #5 Conceiving the Past, Perceiving the Present

2015–2016

A collaborative project with Kyoto-based artist Koki Tanaka, commissioned in the framework of How to work together and in partnership with Liverpool Biennial.

The project departs from Tanaka's curiosity about the local histories of The Showroom's neighbourhood, Church Street and comprises of a series of new collective acts and an exhibition of new and existing works.

Part of the third and final round of annual How to work together commissions.

How to work together is a shared programme of contemporary art commissioning and research organised by The Showroom, Chisenhale Gallery and Studio Voltaire, and is supported by a capacity building and match-funding grant from Arts Council England through Catalyst Arts, with additional funding from Bloomberg and Jerwood Charitable Foundation. With additional funding for the 2016 commissions from Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation. For more information please visit www.howtoworktogether.org.

The project is also supported by Vitamin Creative Space, The Japan Foundation, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Liverpool Biennial and The Showroom are working in partnership on the commissioning of Koki Tanaka's work in 2016.

  1. Ps
    Video New film looking at The Showroom's local work

  2. Kk1_7647
    Exhibition Koki Tanaka: Provisional Studies: Action #5 Conceiving the Past, Perceiving the Present

  3. Koki_tanaka-12
    Event Koki Tanaka: Precarious Tasks #15: Exchange of Our Clothes and Books as Exchanging Our Body and Thoughts (Reconfiguration)

  4. Church_street_market_end_of_day_contrast_fix
    Event Koki Tanaka: Night Market Revisited from 19th Century to Take a Stand

  5. Kk1_7867
    Event Koki Tanaka: Eating the History, Reflecting the Present (Whose Victory?)

  6. Kk1_7827
    Event Koki Tanaka: Reading Aloud People's Names in the Community

  7. Palmer_tyre_company
    Event Koki Tanaka: Local History Research Tour Towards The Green Man Pub