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Hammer Projects: Tabaimo

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Tabaimo: akunin, 2006–7 Illustration For A Daily Novel In Asahi Shimbun. Image © Tabaimo, courtesy of IMO studio
Hammer Projects: Tabaimo

10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
August 12th - December 3rd
Opening: August 12th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Tue-Fri 11-8; Sat-Sun 11-5

DESCRIPTION

Japanese artist Tabaimo creates a site-specific work for the Hammer lobby wall for her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

The artist Tabaimo (b. 1975, Nagano, Japan) depicts what might exist beneath calm surfaces—her active imagination proposes a fantastic world full of activity that challenges our understanding of reality. Whether roaming through the activities of a bathhouse, diving into the contents of a purse, watching a housewife make dinner, or making greenery bloom from beneath a figure’s skin, the artist gives surreal life to banal occurrences, often incorporating into these contemporary tableaux allegorical imagery from Japanese art traditions like woodcuts. For the Hammer Museum’s lobby wall, Tabaimo premieres a new installation that incorporates large-scale drawings and video.

Hammer Projects: Tabaimo is organized by Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, curatorial associate.