Meiro Koizumi investigates the boundaries between the private and the public, a domain of specific importance to his native Japanese culture. His videos are often based on performances and constructed scenarios where he places characters in awkward situations to focus and enlarge the moment when a situation gets out of control, becomes embarrassing or breaks social rules.
Koizumi is the third artist in the Performance Room series for 2013. Born in 1976 in Gunma, Japan, Koizumi is an artist based in Tokyo working in video and performance. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (1999–2002) and was awarded the Beck’s Futures 2, Student Film and Video Award (2001). Recent and other solo exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Art Space, Sydney (2011) and the Mori Museum, Tokyo (2009). He has participated in numerous group shows such as Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev (2012), Hara Museum, Tokyo (2011), Liverpool Biennial (2010), Media City Seoul (2010), Aichi Triennale, Japan (2010) and in 2012 was awarded the 15th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh Grand Prize.
Audiences are invited to enter the online BMW Tate Live Performance Room via www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive at 20.00 hrs in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones on the specified dates – 15.00 hrs on the East Coast of America, 21.00 hrs in mainland Europe and 23.00 hrs in Russia.
The global online audience are encouraged to chat with other viewers via social media channels during the performance and to put questions to the artist or curator for the live Q&A following, using their Twitter, Facebook or Google+ accounts. The latest updates will be available by following @TateLive, using #BMWTateLive; Tate Facebook; or Tate Google+.
This innovative format offers international audiences an opportunity to experience entirely new live works at Tate without leaving their computer screens and to join a discussion about the work online. Each performance is archived and available to view online after the live event. Previous artists in the series are Jérôme Bel, Pablo Bronstein, Emily Roysdon and Harrell Fletcher.
13 June 2013, 21.00 (Europe time)
Part of the series BMW Tate Live: Performance Room
information: TATE : http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/performance-and-music/bmw-tate-live-meiro-koizumiJune 13, 2013 - June 13, 2013