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The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA Ocula Report The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at LACMA 18 Jan 2019 : Perwana Nazif for Ocula

The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (9 December 2018–23 June 2019) is billed as the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organised by a U.S. museum, with around 240 works—including decorative objects, textiles, photographs, and historical works from the museum's own collection of Sri Lankan...

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Ellen Pau Ocula Conversation Ellen Pau Artist

A radiographer by training, Ellen Pau is a self-taught artist who emerged from Hong Kong's fledgling contemporary art scene of the late 1980s, when video was a comparatively nascent medium. In 1986, Pau co-founded Videotage—a non-profit organisation that specialises in the promotion and preservation of video and new media art. Pau has an...

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Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See Ocula Report Singapore Art Week: Exhibitions to See 18 Jan 2019 : Tessa Moldan for Ocula

S.E.A. Focus, the new boutique art fair by STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, will take centre stage during this year's Singapore Art Week (19–27 January 2019). Running between 24 and 27 January 2019, 26 galleries will participate in the inaugural edition, showcasing modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art within a pop-up structure in...

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Mika Tajima

b. 1975, USA

Using the mediums of sculpture, painting, and installation, Mika Tajima’s work is about control, performance, and freedom. She analyses the evolving and amorphous zones that intersect productivity and leisure, examining how human behaviour and emotional experiences have been transformed within the long sweep of capitalist development. Concerned not with the conditions but with the conditioning of modern human life, Tajima’s research-based practice explores the technologies and ideologies that cultivate the subtle molding of human behaviour through aesthetic conditioning.

Mika Tajima was born in Los Angeles, CA lives and works in New York, NY. She holds a BA in Fine Arts and East Asian Studies from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, and an MFA from Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY. Selected exhibitions include: TOUCHLESS, Taro Nasu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Harford, CT; Embody, 11R, New York, NY; COLORI, Castello di Rivoli and GAM, Torino, Italy; All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Meridian (Gold), Sculpture Center, New York, NY. Public collections include: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Albright-Know Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

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Featured Artworks

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Negative Entropy (Digital Ocean, NYC2 Super Micro, Blue, Quad) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaNegative Entropy (Digital Ocean, NYC2 Super Micro, Blue, Quad), 2015 Cotton, wood, acoustic baffling fel
186.5 x 139.5 x 6 cm
Taro Nasu
Negative Entropy (Argraf Rapida, Orange, Double) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaNegative Entropy (Argraf Rapida, Orange, Double), 2017 Cotton, wood, acoustic baffling felt
135.9 x 106.7 x 3.8 cm
Taro Nasu
Negative Entropy (Argraf Rapida, Orange, Hex) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaNegative Entropy (Argraf Rapida, Orange, Hex), 2017 Cotton, wood, acoustic baffling felt
135.9 x 274.9 x 5.1 cm
Taro Nasu
Art d'Ameublement (Ooma) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaArt d'Ameublement (Ooma), 2018 Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
61 x 45.7 x 4 cm
Taro Nasu
Art d'Ameublement (Cocos Island) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaArt d'Ameublement (Cocos Island), 2018 Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
61 x 45.7 x 4 cm
Taro Nasu
Art d'Ameublement (Khartown) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaArt d'Ameublement (Khartown), 2018 Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
61 x 45.7 x 4 cm
Taro Nasu
Art d'Ameublement (Raiford) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaArt d'Ameublement (Raiford), 2018 Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
61 x 45.7 x 4 cm
Taro Nasu
Art d'Ameublement (Lattakia) by Mika Tajima contemporary artwork Mika TajimaArt d'Ameublement (Lattakia), 2018 Thermoformed acrylic, spray enamel
61 x 45.7 x 4 cm
Taro Nasu

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Mechanics of Fluids at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Closed
21 June–3 August 2018 Group Exhibition The Mechanics of Fluids Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary at Gallery Baton, Seoul
Closed
7 February–10 March 2018 Group Exhibition The Ubiquity of Borders: Japanese Contemporary Gallery Baton, Seoul
Contemporary art exhibition, Mika Tajima, Human Synth at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Closed
23 October–21 November 2015 Mika Tajima Human Synth Taro Nasu, Tokyo

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Mika Tajima Joins Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles Related Press Mika Tajima Joins Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles ARTnews : 9 August 2018

Artist Mika Tajima—whose reliably alluring work examines the interplay between science, corporate design, financial markets, emotions, tools of control, art history, and quite a few more topics—is now represented by the Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran.

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At Kayne Griffin Corcoran, artists place the architecture of art in the frame Related Press At Kayne Griffin Corcoran, artists place the architecture of art in the frame Wallpaper* : 26 September 2016

There is an inherent dialogue in the pairing of Jean-Pascal Flavien and Mika Tajima at Los Angeles gallery Kayne Griffin Corcoran, one that explores how our physical environments probe our emotional and social states, and vice versa. It is easy to think of architecture as fixed and permanent, but their works prove that the spaces we inhabit can be...

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In Related Video

Mika Tajima: Esir | Mika Tajima: Æther Related Video & Audio Mika Tajima: Esir | Mika Tajima: Æther Borusan Contemporary : 19 June 2018
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