Du 31 mai au 25 août 2019Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
Avec trois aides, l’artiste a transformé la Lee gallery du musée par une installation spécifique, utilisant les bambous ayant précédemment servi pour son travail à Paris, New York et Sao Paulo.
Experience bamboo art on an unprecedented scale with a site-specific installation by Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, who pushes the limits of his craft.
Japanese artist Tanabe Chikuunsai IV pushes the boundaries of bamboo art. He dramatically breaks the scale that we expect of the medium with soaring, twisting forms that stretch from floor to ceiling. His dramatic, immersive environments evoke the bamboo forests where these works began their lives.
The fourth generation of a renowned family of Japanese bamboo artists, Tanabe Takeo (b. 1973) learned the techniques of bamboo weaving from his father and grandfather and the spirit of his art from his mother. He was bestowed with the artist name Chikuunsai, meaning “master of the bamboo clouds,” in 2017.