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Life x Art
Son and Alzheimer's Disease Mother 2008 © Tatsumi Orimoto

Tatsumi Orimoto »

Life x Art

Exhibition: 29 Apr – 3 Jul 2016

Kawasaki City Museum

1-2 Todoroki, Nakaharaku
107 Tokyo



The performance artist Tatsumi Orimoto, a resident of Kawasaki, has been at the forefront of contemporary art for more than 40 years. His international presence includes a show at the Venice Biennale. His works are full of unique ideas with the power to surprise. For instance in “Bread Man” from the 1990s, he attached baguettes to his body and travelled the world holding performances with local people he encountered along the way. In the late 1990s, he became known worldwide for his “Art Mama” series in which his mother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and for whom Orimoto is a caretaker, makes appearances. These collaborations with his beloved mother have been picked up by the media, appearing on TV and in newspapers.