BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3303@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110915T000000Z DTEND:20111029T000000Z DESCRIPTION:James Cohan Gallery is proud to present <strong><em>DANDAN</em> </strong> \, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist <strong>Tabaimo</strong > \, opening September 15th and running through October 29th\, 2011. This is the third solo exhibition at the gallery by the 35-year old Tabaimo\, recognized as one of Japan&rsquo\;s leading artists and well-known for h er hand-drawn animations whose coloration bring to mind traditional <em>u kiyo-e</em> prints.\n\n Taking on roles as both social critic and a voice of those born in the mid 1970&rsquo\;s\, Tabaimo strives to investigate t he inter-generational divide. As globalization pervades an island nation that once prided itself on isolationism\, communal traditions continue t o give way to contemporary desires of individualization. Tabaimo&rsquo\;s work offers an unblinking look at contemporary Japanese society as a mir ror in which to view herself and other members of her generation caught i n the crossfire of these societal shifts. Her works capture the anxiety that is a constant reality in a land whose <em>terra firma</em> is less t han stable\, while their tone remains abstract and detached. Recurring m otifs\, including cityscapes\, interior spaces\, hands\, brains\, hair\, insects\, plants and water\, hover between the elegantly rendered and the disturbingly surreal.\n \n Two of the works on view at James Cohan Galler y\, <strong><em>BLOW</em> </strong> and <strong><em>danDAN</em> </strong> \, were first shown in <em>Danmen</em> \, a solo exhibition that originat ed at the Yokohama Museum of Art in 2009 and traveled to the National Mus eum of Art\, Osaka. These two works are multi-channel video and sound ins tallations presented on elaborately built stage sets. In addition\, the e xhibition features <strong><em>guignorama</em> </strong> \, a single-chan nel work first exhibited in the artist&rsquo\;s solo exhibition at the Ha ra Museum in 2006. This gallery exhibition marks the first time these wor ks are shown in the United States.\n\nFor more information\, please visit http://www.jamescohan.com/exhibitions/2011-09-15_tabaimo/ SUMMARY:danDAN Exhibition by Tabaimo URL:/en/events/2011/09/15/dandan-exhibition-by-tabaimo/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR