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Kazumi Tanaka: Home-Childhood-Loss-Dreams Kazumi Tanaka

Kazumi Tanaka: Home-Childhood-Loss-Dreams

Kazumi Tanaka

Published November 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781878607843
Hardcover
104 pages
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Coming to America for the first time in 1987 from Osaka, Japan, Kazumi dreamed of having a small studio in some SoHo garage and of working in the charged environment of New York. With no knowledge of English, she plunged directly into a program atMoreComing to America for the first time in 1987 from Osaka, Japan, Kazumi dreamed of having a small studio in some SoHo garage and of working in the charged environment of New York. With no knowledge of English, she plunged directly into a program at the New York Studio School, where she began to create what would become the subject of her first museum show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, in 1993. Believing that the impulse to make art is directly related to ones life experiences, Kazumi paid attention to the differences between her Japanese upbringing to age 25 and her newly adopted New York life. That dissonance became the source of the words and works that are recorded here. Embodying a deep respect for earthly materials and object making formed by hand techniques, Kazumi brings forth her cultural conditioning and history with objects that are intimately conceived and received.