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Hands that Swallow Even the Waves

2019 / SAITO Takafumi

Held a solo exhibition "Hands of Waves" on the theme of "the sea" that he has been thinking since the Great East Japan Earthquake. In the solo exhibition, micro plastic samples were collected at Omori Beach (Tokyo) and Kujukurihama (Chiba), and used as the material of the work to produce three-dimensional works reminiscent of "the sea" such as surfboards and Kamaboko(processed fish paste).
 In micro plastic, mass-produced plastic flows out into the sea as waste, is trapped in waves, becomes powdery, and is accumulated inside life in the food chain. Citing from Federico Fellini's movie "Kasanova", this cycle was newly conceived from the scene where the main character Casanova and the participants go around the womb using a projector in the cage of a creature.
The installation is a narrative works that breathes into the immobile creatures of the sea and revives again while collecting large and small units and recovering the spread of incised material.

 
Exhibition:Hands that Swallow Even the Waves
Date:January 30 – February 10, 2019
Venue:Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo
http://www.ongoing.jp/ja/artcenter/gallery/index.php?itemid=685

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Oborogena gaisensu -Herikutsumeita niku-

2018 / SAITO Takafumi

Exibition:Oborogena gaisensu -Herikustumeita niku-
Date:May 22 – June 17, 2018
Venue:honkbooks, Tokyo
https://honkbooks.com/saito-takafumi/
May 27 (sun)18:00-19:30
Talk Event
guest:KANAGAWA Shingo(photographer)
admission:¥500
June 3 (sun)
18:00-20:00
workshop event”How to eat”
guest:Ryouta Yamada(poets)
admission:¥1000
 
June 16 (sat),17(sun)
15:00-15:20 19:00-19:20
artist talk
admission:free
 
 
Exhibition:Oborogena gaisensu
Date:December 2 – 13, 2015
Venue:Art Center Onging, Tokyo
6,Dec (sun)
Pre Ongoing School
Artist talk
admission:¥1500 (with cake and one drink)
13,Dec (sun)
15:00~
Workshop event
admission:¥1000(with one drink)
https://www.ongoing.jp/tag/video/oboroge/
 
 

"Oborogena gaisensu -Herikustumeita niku-"
(honkbooks, Tokyo,2018)

"Oborogena gaisensu"
(Art Center Onging, Tokyo)

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When a dog heads west, the tail points east.

2014 / SAITO Takafumi

Collaboration work by Byungseo Yoo and SAITO Takafumi
 
In this exhibition, they create works that mention political themes while securing the madness common to them. They catch the raw eggs, but one after another, they fall from the other hand and crack, and the ground becomes dull and dirty, and two moped cars with two riders pass by. A work that can be said to be a metaphor of the relationship between them, such as an image of hitting metal bats, is presented.
 
Exhibition:When a dog heads west, the tail points east.
Date:July 30 – August 10, 2014
Venue:Art Center Onging, Tokyo
https://www.ongoing.jp/artist/takafumi-saito/
 
 
《Yakete kekko》
Video : 2min.26sec.
 
Screening:Experimental Film and Video Festival In Seoul
LAB Program 1  Space Cell  Program 1  (Artist Collaboration)
Date:August 4 – September 4, 2014
Venue:KOREAN FILM ARCHIVE  Theatre No.2、Seoul
http://cargocollective.com/exis2014/____Spacecell-1
 
Screening:COVERD TOKYO:Hikarie
Date:November5-10, 2014  11:00-20:00
Venue:Hikarie, Tokyo
 
개가 서쪽을 바라보면 꼬리는 동쪽 when a dog heads west, the tail points east _유병서 & 다카후미 사이토 Yoo, Byung-Seo & Takafumi Saito
Korea & Japan / 2014 / Color / Sound / 30 mins / Single Channel digital(4 episodes)
Description
드로잉과 조각, 영상과 퍼포먼스의 복합장르로 구성된 필름 퍼포먼스. 일본의 젊은 작가 다카후미 사이토와 유병서(한국)가 한-일간 정치적 관계에서 파생된 역사적 사건, 재앙을 모티브로 공동작업을 선보인다.
퍼포먼스는 2014년 8월, 도쿄 소재의 갤러리 art center ongoing 에서 진행된 전시 <개가 동쪽을 바라보면 꼬리는 서쪽>을 서울에서 재현하는 것으로, 이 두 개의 프로젝트는 서로 댓구를 이루며, 계속 진행될 예정인 두 작가의 공동작업의 연장선상에 놓인다. 한-일 양국에서, 특히 젊은 세대를 중심으로 급속하게 확산중인 우경화 현상을 비평적 지점으로 삼는 이 작업은 역사적 사건의 예술적 재현, 첨예하게 대립중인 한-일간의 현실정치 상황에서의 예술의 가능성에 대해 다루고 있다.
This film performance uses various forms of media such as drawing, sculpture, moving image, performance. Takafumi Saito and Yoo Byung-Seo present this collaboration project that was motivated by historical events originating from the political relationship between Japan and Korea. This is part of an ongoing performance project shown for the first time at an art center in Tokyo. The duo deal with the possibility of artistic intervention and how artists change deeply divided political representations.

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Fold spelling,thick knit

2012 / HASEGAWA Yoshiro INOUE Toru Jang-Chi KAWAMURA Kazuhide MEGUNINJA SAITO Takafumi

Collaboration work and exhibition with three members of alternative space “Gell alterna”.
11 members of OLTA and Gell alterna became fictional authors, and they wrote a story. An exhibition based on the produced story was held.
https://gellalterna.wixsite.com/gellalterna/blank-4

Exhibition:Fold spelling,thick knit

Date:July 22 ーAugust 5, 2012

Venue : gellalterna

OLTA:Jang-Chi、HASEGAWA Yoshiro, KAWAMURA Kazuhide, UMEDA Gosuke, SAITO Takafumi, INOUE Toru, TAKAGI Makito, MEGUNINJA

direction:Issei Kurihara, Taketo Kobayashi, Ryota Tanaka

Photo: KATO Ken

Talking head
2012
Performance, Sculpture
2000×500×500mm
wood, speaker, enamel paint

One picture a day
2010
Painting

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

Photo: KATO Ken

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Superb view of Japan

2012 / SAITO Takafumi

wood, water, hose, single pipe, etc
(H)4500×(W)4300×(D)20200mm
Date:March 20 – 23, 2012
Venue:Tama Art University
 
Exhibition:The Changes of Everyday
Date:March 26ー31, 2012
Venue:BankART Studio NYC, Yokohama
https://sites.google.com/site/nichijounohenyou/home