Tabaimo, Japanese Kitchen, 1999, 5 min 10 sec, video installation. Photo: Hirotaka Yonekura, © The artist, Courtesy of Gallery Koyanagi
Last night we went to the opening of Tabaimo's show, Boundary Layer, at Parasol Unit. I got there late and promptly had to leave for the dinner at Ginnan, so I'll have to go back soon to actually see the exhibition. This is the only piece I caught a glimpse of.
I was intrigued to meet her – you immediately sense her strength and steely determination, even though she is gentle and softly spoken. Ziba de Weck – who I admire endlessly– spoke about Tabaimo perfectly capturing the struggle between generations. I'm curious to spend more time with her work.